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11:20 AM ET, October 23, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve's Final “One More Thing...”  —  Steve Jobs was the ultimate showman.  As such, it should be no surprise that he realized the power of following up a great performance with an encore.  But unlike many musicians who treat encores as a given add-on for each show, Jobs seemed to recognize …
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Ben Rosen / THROUGH ROSEN-COLORED GLASSES:
MEMORIES OF STEVE  —  Steve: Always Value Conscious  —  One frigid winter day in the late 1970s, I ran into Steve at some meeting in midtown Manhattan, a time and event now long forgotten.  What isn't forgotten is that when the meeting ended and we went outside into the freezing weather …
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:
The Steve Jobs Reading List: The Books And Artists That Made The Man  —  “I like living at the intersection of the humanities and technology,” Steve Jobs said once.  LSD, Bauhaus and Zen Buddhism shaped Apple's pioneering products as much as anything that took place on the assembly lines.
Bloomberg:
Apple's Cook Won Jobs's Trust Early: Book  —  Jobs initially oversaw supply chain after he returned to Apple in 1997 following a 12-year hiatus.  By turning that responsibility over to Cook, Jobs was able to focus on product vision and broader strategy, instead of the nitty-gritty of manufacturing …
Michelle Conlin / Associated Press:
Groupon's fall to earth swifter than its fast rise … NEW YORK (AP) — Only a few months ago, Groupon was the Internet's next great thing.  Business media christened it the fastest growing company ever.  Copycats proliferated.  And investors salivated over the prospect of Groupon going public.
Discussion: Reuters
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Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Scales Down  —  Offering Just 5% of Its Shares, Coupon Site Races to an IPO: Date Set for Nov. 4  —  The pressures are building around Groupon Inc., as it races to stage an initial public offering that will raise needed cash while also keeping a valuation high enough to make money for its late-stage investors.
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
The Chart That Will Scare Away Many Groupon Investors
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Inks Tenth Android Patent Deal, Signs Agreement With Compal Electronics  —  Microsoft has signed yet another Android patent deal, this time with China's Compal Electronics.  The current list of Microsoft's patent agreements include Samsung, HTC, Wistron, Quanta, Acer and General Dynamics Itronix.
Discussion: TechNet Blogs and PR Newswire
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google, Private-Equity Firms Mull Bid For Yahoo  —  Google Inc. has talked to at least two private-equity firms about potentially helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.'s core business, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  Google and prospective partners …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Check Out How Private Equity Is Using The Wall Street Journal To Try To Drive Yahoo's Price Down  —  A consortium of folks interested in buying Yahoo is keeping the public apprised of its plans, which now include using Microsoft's gigantic cash hoard to help fund the purchase price.
Discussion: Deal Journal and Neowin.net
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say  —  LONDON — Syria is using equipment and software developed by an American company to censor the Internet and conduct surveillance of its citizens, according to data analyzed by technology experts and advocates for Syrian dissidents.
Discussion: The Next Web
Michael Wolff / Wired:
How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley  —  This is my first trip to Moscow, and Yuri Milner, the world's most successful investor in social media, is taking me to his parents' apartment, which he bills as a typical middle-class Moscow dwelling.  It's drab Soviet brick outside.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Puts A Price On Privacy  —  Earlier this week, Google made a significant change purportedly to better protect the search privacy of users.  In reality, it specifically — and deliberately — left a gaping hole open to benefit its bottom line.  If you pay-to-play, Google will share its search data with you.
Discussion: parislemon and @ericgoldman
Sandra Hernandez / China Digital Times:
The “Occupy” Series: Sina Weibo's New List of Banned Search Terms  —  As the Occupy Wall Street movement goes global, China's call for calm observation and reflection may have been followed by another round of censorship in cyberspace.  A long list of banned keywords on Sina Weibo's search function …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Max Eddy / Geekosystem:
Study Uses iPhone Accelerometers to “Read” Nearby Keystrokes  —  A team of researchers from Georgia Tech's School of Computer Science has announced that they've found a way to capture keyboard information through the accelerometer of a nearby iPhone.  According to their findings, the technique was accurate 80% of the time.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Venture Firms Put $8.4B In U.S. Companies In Q3 Of 2011; Up 29 Percent
Lowell C. McAdam / New York Times:
Wireless Spectrum Should Be Reallocated
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
New printed chip could spark cheaper sensor networks
Discussion: Electronista and EE Times
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Kodner:
An analysis of Steve Jobs tribute messages displayed by Apple
Discussion: Fortune, PC Magazine and @pkedrosky
Brian Ford / me & her:
Great artists steal the future