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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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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 …
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
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
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo, TUAW and SlashGear
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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
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 …
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Twitter expects incredible growth with iOS 5 integration  —  Summary: Twitter has already grown more in the last nine months than it has in the last five years.  But expect even more exponential growth soon thanks to the upcoming iOS 5 integration.  —  Twitter already sees an average …
Discussion: GigaOM and AllThingsD
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
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.
Nik Cubrilovic:
Facebook Fixes Logout Issue, Explains Cookies  —  I wrote a post two days ago about privacy issues with the Facebook logout procedure which could lead to your subsequent web requests to third-party sites that integrate Facebook widgets being identifiable and linked back to your real account.
 
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
SYNERGISTIC! Actor Ashton Kutcher Name Drops Startup Investments During Two & A Half Men
Discussion: @dens and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
GM's OnStar Reverses Privacy Shift That Drew Senators' Wrath
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Research In Motion Gains on Speculation Icahn May Buy Stake
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Mindbloom Life game teaches you how to live better
Discussion: VatorNews
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
SecondMarket, an Exchange Without the Volatility
Discussion: VatorNews, Betabeat and AllThingsD
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Taps Kleiner-Backed Inrix To Provide Real Time Traffic Data For Maps And Navigation Apps
Discussion: GeekWire, TechFlash and mocoNews
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
MySQL.com Sold for $3k, Serves Malware
Discussion: CSOONLINE.com and Techi.com
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Amazon Kindle, tablet lineup will test the water for bigger form factors in 2012
Discussion: Techland, Thanks:beijingdou