Today in Tech: Why Facebook's automatic sharing is the future

October 3, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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* Why Google's grip on users is as firm as it is invisible, despite the company's argument that "the competition is only one click away." (Silicon Valley)

* What to watch for at Apple's iPhone event this Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif. (Fortune)

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma expressed interest in buying all of Yahoo (YHOO). (CNNMoney)

* The once-strong U.S. Postal Service has seen stamped mail decline 47% since 2001. Are we ignoring its inevitable demise? (The New York Times)

* Why Facebook's "frictionless sharing" -- automatic posting of say, your Spotify listening habits to your Facebook wall -- is the future. (GigaOm)

* A video tour of YouTube's headquarters. (TechCrunch)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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