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8:25 PM ET, October 24, 2011

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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 whom you ask).
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Netflix lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers in third quarter  —  Netflix's subscriber attrition in the wake of a price hike and separation of its streaming and DVD businesses is even greater than first thought.  The company ended the quarter with 23.8 million subscribers in the third quarter, which is down 810,000 from the previous quarter.
Discussion: Pulse2
Felix Salmon:
Netflix and the economics of nonrival goods
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and GMSV
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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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 …
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project.  —  Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition …
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.
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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 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Sprint and Apple are working on a ‘nationwide issue’ with iPhone 4S data speeds  —  To say that the iPhone 4S has been well received on Sprint and AT&T is a bit of an understatement, as it set opening day sales and activation records for both carriers.  Unfortunately, iPhone 4S users on Sprint …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, ZDNet, iPhone Alley and Electronista, Thanks:binaryghost
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 …
Reuters:
Zynga's IPO due week before Thanksgiving: sources  —  (Reuters) - Zynga Inc is currently planning to price its initial public offering and have its shares begin trading the week before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on November 24, two sources briefed on the offering said on Monday.
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 …
Edgar Cervantes / Android and Me:
Motorola: Ice Cream Sandwich devices coming 6 weeks after release (Update: devices confirmed)  —  Whoa there, Motorola!  Getting aggressive, aren't we?  While other manufacturers are “looking into” device updates to Ice Cream Sandwich, these guys are not playing it safe.  The company has decided to give us time frames.
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Casey Chan / Gizmodo:
How Much the iPhone Camera Has Improved  —  When the first iPhone came out, the camera was an afterthought, only tossed in to feature match its competitors.  Fast forward four years and it's an entirely different story, Apple has made it a point of emphasis and the camera in the iPhone 4S sh-sh-sh-shines.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Groupon Sues Google Offers Employees - Report  —  After Groupon spurned its $6 billion offer last year, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) decided to launch a deal-of-the-day site of its very own.  It looks like the hard feelings will continue—Groupon has filed a lawsuit against two former employees …
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.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Nokia Windows Phone Likely to Miss Holidays in U.S.  —  Struggling Handset Maker Pursues Europe-First Strategy on Windows Phone Launch  —  The leading smartphone manufacturers have already unveiled their holiday wares — Apple's iPhone 4S, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus and Motorola's Droid RAZR.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
China Mobile says has 10 million iPhone users  —  China Mobile , 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 , its chairman told Reuters on Monday.  —  Wang Jianzhou also said Apple …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google eyeing fiber network for Europe  —  A Google executive said the search giant is pondering a fiber network in Europe, perhaps based on its experience building out a gigabit fiber to the home network in the U.S. Google's dedication to better infrastructure is essential to the success …
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 …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Siri ported to iPad, still getting silent treatment from Apple servers  —  Developers wasted no time bringing Siri to the iPhone 4, and nine days later, it's been brought to the iPad as well.  This version, running on a first-generation jailbroken Apple tablet, suffers from a similar problem …
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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David Goldman / CNN Money:
Google and Microsoft play game of Yahoo chicken
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Facebook Will Probably Be More Profitable Than Amazon This Year
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Apple's Lower Prices Are All Part of the Plan
Discussion: CNET News