1. "The Social Network" is just as brutal as Mark Zuckerberg feared (All Things Digital)
"It’s hard to feel sorry for a billionaire. But here I am, feeling bad for Mark Zuckerberg. If you see the "The Social Network" you’re probably going to feel bad for him, too," says Peter Kafka.
2. Apple curtails its free case program for the iPhone 4 (Consumer Reports)
They’re back – the company that refused to recommend Apple’s iPhone 4 following "Antennagate" has reaffirmed its position following the announcement that Apple has discontinued its free case offering.
3. Nokia’s troubles deepen, key exec resigns (GigaOm)
Only four months after the last Nokia restructure put him in his current role, Anssi Vanjoki, executive VP and head of Mobile Solutions, has resigned from Nokia. Vanjoki is a well-loved executive within Nokia, and his exit is going to prove to be more demoralizing for the rank-and-file. His decision to quit could be in response to being passed over for the top job at Nokia, a position that previously seemed well within his reach, says Kevin C. Tofel.
4. Industry giants show some give on openness (451 CAOS Theory)
Apple got lots of attention when it opened up a bit recently — allowing third-party tools to develop applications for its devices and disclosing its App Store guidelines publicly, a move that we and many others applaud, says Jay Lyman.
5. Bloglines and the death of the RSS reader (The Telegraph)
"The first RSS reader I used was Bloglines. It even hosted the first blog I wrote – a few odd clippings of things I’d found online. So I was sad to hear that it will be closing on October 1. Of course, in common with many other former users, I defected from Bloglines to Google Reader years ago," says Shane Richmond.