By JP Mangalindan
October 3, 2011

Fortune’s curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you every day.

* 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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