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3:15 PM ET, September 27, 2011

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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?
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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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Delicious Relaunches Tonight: Exclusive Q&A with CEO Chad Hurley  —  Tonight is the relaunch of Delicious, the little bookmarking site that helped inspire a wave of social companies in the eight years since it was founded.  New owners Chad Hurley and Steve Chen (aka the creators of YouTube) …
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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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  —  Summary: Will you help make future versions of Firefox smarter by enabling this new feature?  —  Mozilla has added a new feature to Firefox 7 that will help make future versions smarter - telemetry.  —  Telemetry, or usage statistics to you and me …
Discussion: ExtremeTech
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ release details and updated review  —  As promised, Windows Phone 7.5 will start rolling out to existing handsets starting this week, capping off a journey that began back in February when Microsoft first teased milestone features like multitasking and IE9 integration …
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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.
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Windows Phone Web Marketplace starts to go live around the world
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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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 …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook iPad App Still Snagged in Negotiations  —  It was almost ready to make its long-awaited debut.  —  In June, I reported that the Facebook iPad application had been in the works for almost a year and was essentially complete.  According to people briefed on Facebook's plans at the time …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Creator Says the Web is Dead Meat; Android Creator Disagrees  —  Joe Hewitt, one of the most important software developers in recent history, published a provocative and sad post on his personal blog today, predicting that unless the open and free Web gets someone to own …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Agam Shah / Macworld:
Intel: Mac Thunderbolt ports will support optical cables  —  Thunderbolt ports on Apple's current Macintosh computers will be compatible with upcoming fiber optic cables, which should be ready by next year.
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Xobni Rebrands Its Product Smartr, Launches Contact Manager For Android And Gmail  —  Xobni always was a clever name (it's Inbox backwards), but perhaps it was too clever.  Today, the startup that tries to make your email smarter is rebranding its newer products Smartr and launching them out of private beta for Android and Gmail.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Not To Make Music Social: The Way Spotify And Facebook Did It  —  Last week there was a lot of talk about Facebook's new setup, which would allow for tighter integration and sharing of everything that people do, with music being a key example.  Whether or not that's a good idea, I have no idea.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Is New York's Tech Boom Sustainable?  —  The battle royale brewing between New York and Silicon Valley to be the nation's dominant epicenter for tech innovation and hot start-ups wages on.  —  On Monday night in downtown Manhattan, Paul Graham stood before a jam-packed auditorium of 800 entrepreneurs …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Taps Kleiner-Backed Inrix To Provide Real Time Traffic Data For Maps And Navigation Apps  —  Google recently removed its realtime traffic data from its Maps product, informing users that they are “currently working to come up with a better, more accurate solution.”
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
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