The kick-off to a season of dramatic changes

If the flurry of news and events that ushered in the beginning of autumn is any indication, we may be in store for a mighty interesting Q4. On the West Coast, perhaps the biggest news was that the esteemed tech blog, TechCrunch was acquired by AOL. Mike Arrington dishes on the deal in his post, Why We Sold TechCrunch To AOL, And Where We Go From Here.

Advertising Week in New York City wrapped. If you missed it, read a good synopsis by ClickZ contributor, Anna Maria Virzi, in her post, 6 Takeaways From Advertising Week 2010. Fall Tweets have taken on a new look with the continued roll-out of the new Twitter. Mashable’s Jolie O’Dell asks what users think in this poll.

And from our nation’s capital, the recent passage of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 generated many opinions, projections and questions by experts, pundits and many other stakeholders. If you are a current or aspiring small business owner, it’s worth a closer look at the nuances to determine if this initiative will help or hinder your entrepreneurial efforts. Steve Strauss and Barbara Weltman share differing viewpoints in their respective articles for American Express’ Open Forum Idea Hub.

As they say, the only thing that stays the same is change.