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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces iPhone 5 event for Oct. 4  —  Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event.  According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 at Apple's Cupertino, Calif. campus.  The event will begin at 10:00 am PT.
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Announces October 4 Event: Let's Talk iPhone  —  Apple this morning announced an invitation-only special event to be held at company headquarters in Cupertino on Oct. 4, a Tuesday.  “Let's Talk iPhone,” the invitation reads.  —  While the next-generation iPhone's design has been heavily debated …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's iPhone 5 very likely to be released on October 14th, iOS 5 on the 12th  —  Apple today announced that it will be holding its next iPhone event on Tuesday, October 4th.  This is where we will see Apple's next device announced, but when will we see it arrive for sale?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Let's talk: 1 new iPhone, not 2?  —  Apple watchers are reading a lot into the invitation to next week's special event  —  If one assumes — as many were on Tuesday — that Apple (AAPL) puts as much thought into the iconography of its invitations as it does into the icons on its computer screens …
AVOS:
A New Flavor...Still Delicious  —  Hey there, we have some great news - the new Delicious site is now live!  Today's a big day for us, and there's lots to share.  We'll try to keep it brief so you can start using the new service and giving us feedback!  —  Back to Beta  —  “What if they say I'm no good?
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Matt Lingard / mattlingard tumblr:
Delicious fail  —  While i understand the need for Beta - if you're this far from being ready, don't launch.  From Delicious FAQs Below is a list of features that are still being worked on: Edit Network: We have ability to add/remove users, but do not currently support nicknames Edit Network Bundles …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Sprint to launch own 4G LTE network in early 2012 (scoop)  —  Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse speaking at an emerging technology conference last year.  —  Sprint Nextel will launch its own 4G LTE network early next year.  —  The company is already installing LTE equipment …
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Phone Mango: Internet Sharing, Visual Voicemail and improved services availability  —  It's officially Mango season.  Windows Phone 7.5 has just been officially announced (even though it's been already spoiled by the new website launched several hours early) and there are plenty of new features and functionality to appreciate.
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Ben Rudolph / Windows Phone Blog:
Hands-on with the HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Omnia W and ZTE Tania
Discussion: The Windows Blog
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ release details and updated review
Electronista:
Firefox 7 goes live with leaner, faster design  —  Mozilla posts Firefox 7 final to FTP  —  Mozilla on Tuesday posted the finished versions of Firefox 7 (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows).  The new release is still part of Mozilla's fast track schedule and focuses most on running faster and more efficiently than before.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Mozilla adds ‘telemetry’ feature to Firefox 7
Discussion: ExtremeTech
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Skype's new iOS apps brings Bluetooth support, advertising  —  Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps as of Tuesday, introducing some new features.  Bluetooth headsets are now supported on select devices, and video has been improved with image stabilization, but these enhancements will cost you …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Why Facebook Works for All, Twitter for Some  —  It finally makes sense to me.  —  On Friday evening I was in Los Angeles, Calif., visiting my sister.  We were at a restaurant, chatting away about life, when my sister ebulliently announced that she wanted to “Tweet about our meal.”
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendant in Case  —  Building on the recent successes of the Rustock and Waledac botnet takedowns, I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft has taken down the Kelihos botnet in an operation codenamed “Operation b79” using similar legal and technical measures …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
SYNERGISTIC!  Actor Ashton Kutcher Name Drops Startup Investments During Two & A Half Men  —  Actor and VC Ashton Kutcher used a laptop splattered with startup logos during Two & A Half Men last night.  —  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley noticed.  —  A couple of the startups - including Foursquare - are Kutcher investments.
Discussion: @dens, L.A. Times Tech Blog and @atul
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft employees allegedly left “in droves” during Ballmer's company meeting speech  —  Microsoft employees allegedly left “in droves” during Steve Ballmer's recent speech at the recent annual Microsoft Company Meeting.  —  The claims were made in comments at mini-Microsoft …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
SlideShare ditches Flash, rebuilds entire site in HTML5  —  SlideShare, the website for sharing PowerPoint presentations and other documents, has had a major makeover.  The company has ditched Adobe Flash technology entirely, and rebuilt its website using the HTML5 markup language …
John Cook / GeekWire:
T-Mobile to customers: The iPhone is great, but Apple won't let us sell it to you  —  T-Mobile won't be getting the iPhone 5 this year  —  It sure sounds like T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman wants the iPhone, but don't look for the wireless operator to start carrying the gadget anytime soon.
Business Insider:
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu  —  Remember how a group of bidders was circling around Hulu a couple weeks ago?  Whatever happened with that?  —  Two sources tell us that satellite TV provider Dish was the highest bidder, coming in around $1.9 billion.  It beat out both Amazon and Yahoo.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
The New York Times Lays Off 15 From About.com's Editorial Staff*  —  UPDATE: According to Kristin Mason, director of public relations at the About Group, the company is eliminating 15 of the 22 full or part-time positions in the editorial department.  —  Ten new full-time jobs will be created.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Getting Facebook to Give You All Your Data is Easy (in Europe)  —  As Facebook moves to gather more and more data from its users, some people are getting rather anxious to know what Facebook really knows about them.  Turns out, you can actually get Facebook to send you a CD with a PDF …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Chomp gets a stunning iPhone redesign to help you find more apps  —  With its latest iPhone app, the mobile app search company Chomp has delivered a stylish new redesign that not only looks good, but will also help you easily find new and interesting apps.  —  The free Chomp app …
Antin Harasymiv / The Official Google Blog:
Dynamic Views: seven new ways to share your blog with the world  —  As we said a few weeks ago when we launched a completely rebuilt, streamlined authoring and editing experience, we're in the process of bringing you a much improved and modernized Blogger.  The next phase of these updates starts today …
Freeman Klopott / Bloomberg:
IBM, Intel Start $4.4 Billion Chip Venture in New York State  —  Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. and Intel Corp. will invest $4.4 billion over five years to create a research and development hub for nanotechnology in Albany, New York, the state's Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Star Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Fire Has Broken Out At Foxconn Plant again (Video)  —  Breaking news.  Yes, yet again, fire has broken out at one of the Foxconn factories in China this morning!  There are reports coming in of a substantial fire and possible explosion at a Foxconn plant in Yantai, a city in northeastern Shandong province of China.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
ITC To Investigate Apple Based On HTC's Google-Fueled Patent Complaint  —  The battle between Apple and HTC (and Android in general) is getting fiercer.  —  The United States International Trade Commission has just announced that it's instituting an investigation into Apple …
Discussion: USITC
 
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Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
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