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October 24, 2011: 12:30 AM ET

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"Some people resent the fact that Steve gets credit for everything, but I've never given a rat's a** about that ... Frankly speaking, I'd prefer my name never be in the paper."
-- Tim Cook to Walter Isaacson (CNET)

* Fortune's exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, chronicling the former Apple CEO's nearly 30-year frenemy relationship with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

* The full 60 Minutes interview with Isaacson. (CBS News via MacRumors)

* Apple (AAPL) hired Scott Noteboom, Yahoo's Head of Global Data Center Infrastructure. (GigaOm)

* Is Google (GOOG) mulling over a bid for Yahoo (YHOO) now? (The Wall Street Journal)

* Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke to the Association of National Advertisers convention in Phoenix, Ariz. The takeaway: marketers should be "social by design," coming up with a marketing plan where all the elements amplify or are amplified by social media. (Ad Age)

* Investors put $8.4 billion into 765 deals for U.S.-based venture companies during the third quarter of 2011, a 29% increase compared with the same time the year before. (TechCrunch)

* Why do investors keep giving Color co-founder Bill Nguyen so much money? (Fast Company)

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  • Color: Trojan horse photo startup

    What likely lies behind Bill Nguyen's whimsical new iPhone app

    FORTUNE -- Repeat entrepreneur Bill Nguyen launches his latest company Wednesday. The name, Color, is as cute a confection as his last startup, Lala. Whereas Lala cleverly connoted that the company was a music service – Apple (AAPL) bought it in 2009 and promptly shut it down -- Color only hints at what the company does.

    This could be because Color is MORE

    - Mar 23, 2011 8:00 PM ET
  • The anti-iTunes arms dealer

    Online jukebox Lala hooks up with Facebook and Google. Together, can they mount a serious challenge to Apple?

    Apple rules music retail for now: iTunes passed Wal-Mart (WMT) last year to become the top-grossing music store in the world. But that doesn't mean things will stay that way.

    The latest challenge to iTunes comes from Bill Nguyen, the serial entrepreneur who founded

    Palo Alto-based Lala is an online jukebox with 8 million MORE

    - Oct 28, 2009 7:00 AM ET
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