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12:20 AM ET, October 24, 2011

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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
The Full Walter Isaacson/Steve Jobs Interview From 60 Minutes  —  CBS has posted the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, including a number of extras that weren't included in the broadcast piece.  The double-length interview promotes Jobs' authorized biography …
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60 Minutes:
Steve Jobs: Revelations from a tech giant  —  His products - the Mac, iPhone, iPad and others - forever changed the way we think about technology.  But how should we think about the man behind them, Apple's hard-driving co-founder Steve Jobs?  In the years before his death …
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What We Learned About Steve Jobs on ‘60 Minutes’ … Walter Isaacson, the author of the new authorized biography “Steve Jobs,” talked to Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” about his book.  —  In the interview, Isaacson discussed how Jobs dealt with the pancreatic cancer that took his life …
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Steve Jobs: ‘Lightning bolts went off in my head’ about being adopted
Discussion: @tuaw and MacRumors
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Posts Steve Jobs Memorial Celebration Video  —  Last Wednesday Apple held a company-wide memorial for its late co-founder Steve Jobs at which CEO Tim Cook, former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore, and Jonny Ive, Apple's head of design, all spoke.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Kindle users getting theirs hands on Steve Jobs biography NOW (update: now available in iTunes too)  —  Amazon has begun early delivery of Walter Isaacson's much anticipated Steve Job' biography to Kindle users.  —  As the screenshot below from @davidj, editor of Tmonews, shows …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Bio Now Available On The Kindle And In iBooks  —  As if this whole “Steve Jobs” biography thing couldn't get more drawn out and dramatic, users — including Jeff Jarvis and Jason Kottke - are reporting early deliveries of Walter Isaacson's highly anticipated book, oddly enough through pre-orders on the Amazon Kindle.
Discussion: AppleInsider and iClarified, Thanks:alexia
Felix Salmon:
The Groupon roadshow  —  Here's something I haven't seen before: an IPO roadshow appearing online for the world to see.  (Click the link on the left; the link on the right basically just takes you to a copy of Groupon's S-1.)  In fact, I've never seen an IPO roadshow pitch before.  They're boring!
Discussion: Yipit Blog
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Michelle Conlin / Associated Press:
Groupon's fall to earth swifter than its fast rise
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Yipit Blog
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Patents emerge as significant mobile strategy for Microsoft, other tech companies  —  (This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times Oct. 23, 2011.  - Janet I. Tu)  —  It seems not a week goes by these days without news of another patent battle or announcement …
Discussion: Examiner
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Benj Edwards / Macworld:
The birth of the iPod  —  The events that led to Apple's great unveiling on October 23, 2001  —  The destiny of Apple changed drastically 10 years ago with the release of a deceptively simple digital music player.  —  On October 23, 2001, Apple lifted the curtain on the very first iPod …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Apple hires Yahoo's data center chief  —  Updated: Scott Noteboom, the man who led Yahoo's data center operations since 2005, has now joined Apple as the iconic consumer electronics maker expands into the cloud.  According to LinkedIn, Noteboom is now a “distinguished gentleman” …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The 11 Techstars Startups 6 Months After Demo Day  —  Earlier this week, the season finale of Bloomberg's Techstars show aired.  —  Eight of the eleven startups from the incoming class reunited to talk about what has happened in the six months since Demo Day.  —  Some raised financing.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Super-Powered Launch App Quicksilver Adds Support For OS X Lion
Discussion: Quicksilver
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Former Compaq Chairman, and current Mac user, reveals that Jobs asked Compaq to license the MacOS in 1999
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
ABC report: UK magazines' digital sales rose 15.4% YoY to an average of 2.6M per edition, including 1.2M from “all you can read” sales via Readly and others

 
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