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Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Steve Jobs Would Annoy Jony Ive By Taking Credit For His Design Work  —  Jonathan “Jony” Ive, Apple's design maestro, was regularly frustrated with his good friend, and boss, Steve Jobs taking all the credit for Apple product's design.  —  “I pay maniacal attention to where an idea comes from …
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Fortune:
When Steve Met Bill: ‘It was a kind of weird seduction visit’  —  Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the ultimate frenemies.  Read about the roots of their relationship in this exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's new book, Steve Jobs, which hits bookstores today.  —  1985: The young and the restless.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Steve Jobs resisted third-party apps on iPhone, biography reveals  —  Apple chief was initially reluctant to allow non-Apple apps but was swayed by lobbying from execs and board members  —  iOS apps have become a booming business for Apple - mainly for their status as a selling point for iPhone …
Reuters:
Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller  —  (Reuters) - The new biography of deceased Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs may be Amazon.com Inc's top-selling book of 2011, a spokeswoman at the largest Internet retailer said on Monday.  —  The biography “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Siri Co-Founder Kittlaus Departs From Apple  —  Dag Kittlaus — the co-founder and CEO of the company that created the Siri voice control feature, which Apple launched to much acclaim recently — has left the company, according to sources.  —  There were several reasons for the departure …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Google Links Music Store, Social Networking  —  Google Inc. is building a music-download store that would work closely with its Google Plus social network and could launch it within the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Users of Google Music …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Piper Jaffray: Apple is already building prototype TV sets  —  The solution Steve Jobs said he “finally cracked” could be a $6 billion business by 2014  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: www.patentlyapple.com  —  In a note to clients released Monday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seizes …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Go-Go Growth Days Screech to a Halt at Netflix  —  A first look at Netflix's Q3: Revenue of $822 million and earnings $1.16 a share.The Street was expecting around $811 million and about $0.94 a share (bear in mind that “consensus” actually varies depending on who you ask).
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:   Netflix loses 800,000 U.S. subscribers in third quarter
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion  —  Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired RightNow - both companies are listed on NASDAQ - for $43 per share or roughly $1.5 billion net of RightNow's cash and debt.  With the acquisition …
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Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb:   Why Ellison Really Bumped Benioff: Oracle to Buy Salesforce Competitor RightNow
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Removes The + Search Command  —  Google has quietly removed one of the older search operators, the + search operator.  Now if you try adding a + sign in your query, Google will ignore it.  —  Why did Google remove the old search operator?  Kelly from Google said in a forum thread …
Discussion: The Register and TechPinions
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Aneel Bhusri's Workday Raises $85 Million at a Whopping $2 Billion Valuation  —  It's beginning to look like this whole enterprise software-in-the-cloud thing might just go somewhere.  For the latest evidence, look no further than Workday, the fast-growing provider of human resources software as a service.
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Apple upgrades MacBook Pro line with faster processors, graphics cards, and more storage  —  Without the usual fanfare of taking its online Store down, Apple has made some gentle upgrades to its MacBook Pro laptop lineup.  The entry level 13-inch MBP now starts off at a speed of 2.4GHz …
Obama for America:
Hi, Tumblr.  —  It's nice to meet you.  —  There are lots of reasons we're excited to be launching the Obama 2012 campaign's new Tumblr today.  But mostly it's because we're looking at this as an opportunity to create something that's not just ours, but yours, too.
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows …
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
China Mobile says has 10 million iPhone users  —  (Reuters) - China Mobile (0941.HK), the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, has 10 million iPhone users even though it does not yet have an agreement with iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O), its chairman told Reuters on Monday.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Now Selling At 9,000 Retail Locations, Square Launches A Store Locator  —  Disruptive mobile payments company Square has received a big retail boost over the past few months, with its card readers being sold at Apple, Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and most recently, Wal-Mart retail stores.
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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Apple's Lower Prices Are All Part of the Plan  —  Something unexpected has happened at Apple, once known as the tech industry's high-price leader.  Over the last several years it began beating rivals on price.  —  People who wanted the latest Apple smartphone, the iPhone 4S …
Discussion: CNET News and Datamation.com
9to5Mac:
Spyshots of the new Grand Central Terminal Apple flagship store  —  Update: Training for Apple Store Grand Central employees began today at a hotel in Times Square,will end Nov 11, ahead of end of Nov opening.  (thanks @iDannyOcean)  —  In August, we had the opportunity to do a thorough walkthrough …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Larry Page Ousts Mark Zuckerberg As Most Popular On Google+  —  It looks like adding a suggested user list to Google+ has finally paid off in solving its “Mark Zuckerberg problem.”  Facebook's CEO is no longer the most popular person on Google+, having just now been passed by Google CEO Larry Page.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Facebook Will Probably Be More Profitable Than Amazon This Year  —  In the first six month of 2011 Facebook had $1.6 billion in revenue and abou $800 million in operating income, says a source I trust a lot.  That revenue number has been reported before.  And the 50% profit margin is in line …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Retail Stores to Offer In-Store Pickup of Online Orders  —  Apple is making plans to roll out a new pilot program that will allow customers to pickup orders placed through the company's online store at one of their local retail stores.  The program, reportedly known as Sherwood …
 
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Motorola's Droid RAZR (Or Something Like It) Likely Headed For AT&T Soon
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
FTC approves Google Buzz settlement
John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon: It's safer to work for us than a department store
Discussion: AllThingsD
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Blogger to Integrate With Google+
Josh Constine / Inside Social Games:
Facebook Testing “Facebook Credits for Websites” That Helps Third-Party Sites Sell Virtual Goods
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Apple's Newsstand: Wait for 2.0
Discussion: Guardian
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Wikileaks suspends publication of secrets amid ‘financial blockade’
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
At Long Last, Hands-on With Lytro's Living Camera
Discussion: PetaPixel
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Avengers’ D.P. Says He Was Misquoted About Using the iPhone on the Film
Discussion: Gizmodo UK and Gizmodo
David Sinsky / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Now!, Groupon's Bet on the Future, Off To a Disappointing Start
Wall Street Journal:
Millionaire Watch: In Silicon Valley a Countdown Is Under Way
Discussion: GMSV