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Today in Tech: News around the Web

October 1, 2010: 6:45 AM ET

A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

  • HP (HPQ) selected ex-SAP executive Léo Apotheker to take the vacant CEO spot once held by Oracle's Mark Hurd. "Leo is a strategic thinker with a passion for technology, wide-reaching global experience and proven operational discipline -- exactly what we were looking for in a CEO," said HP's lead independent direct Robert Ryan in a statement. (Digits)
  • As we mentioned yesterday, Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz confirmed that U.S. chief Hilary Schneider, Audience Head David Ko, and VP of Media Jimmy Pitaro are indeed leaving, "but each for different reasons that suit their life." (BoomTown)
  • Mashable founder Pete Cashmore explains why Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg should enjoy The Social Network. ("It paints Zuckerberg as a tireless visionary who stops at nothing to achieve his dream.") (CNN)
  • Several coworkers believe the reason Gordon McLeod, president of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, is leaving is because he insulted Steve Jobs in Rupert Murdoch's presence at the annual News Corp. retreat. (Gawker) More
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