Today in Tech: The exclusive Steve Jobs book excerpt

October 20, 2011, 3:07 PM UTC

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“I’m not a very social person,” but “Google+ I instantly found compelling.”
– Google cofounder Sergey Brin (Search Engine Land)

The first excerpt from Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs will appear in the pages of Fortune this Monday.

* Looking forward to Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs? The first exclusive excerpt, highlighting Jobs’ nearly 30-year frenemy relationship with Bill Gates, will run in the latest issue of Fortune available via newsstands and the iPad app this Monday. A preview of the excerpt will appear online early Monday as well. (Fortune)

* Mountain View-based startup Lytro announced the Lytro camera, a slick, slender, rectangular device that lets users focus or refocus an image any time after the image is actually taken. (Fortune)

* eBay (EBAY) announced its third quarter revenues jumped 32% to $3 billion and income climbed 18% to $628 million driven largely by PayPal. (TechCrunch)

* Is Groupon planning a scaled back initial public offering (IPO)? (The Wall Street Journal)

* Digg founder Kevin Rose announced the first product from his new startup Milk: an app called Oink that lets users find and rate “things not people.” (Information Week)

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