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3:15 PM ET, October 3, 2011

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Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple will NOT stream tomorrow's iPhone event  —  In case there was any question, we've heard directly from Apple PR that there won't be a webcast of Apple's iPhone launch event.  Last Year's September event was live streamed but for unspecified reasons, Apple has chosen to keep this one off the airwaves.
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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone  —  (Reuters) - Tim Cook finally gets his chance to stride out from under Steve Jobs' shadow, and he could not have picked a better time or device to mark his unofficial debut as Apple Inc's CEO.  —  The latest generation of the iPhone …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Can the iPhone bring sexy back?  —  With more than 128 million iPhones sold since 2007, the device's ubiquity has created a marketing and design challenge for Apple Inc.: how to wow consumers in a maturing smartphone market where many alternatives …
Jeffrey Veen / The Typekit Blog:
Adobe acquires Typekit  —  Just a few moments ago, Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage at their annual MAX conference and explained the company's Creative Cloud strategy.  Part of that announcement is very big news for us: Typekit has been acquired by Adobe.  —  We are thrilled.
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Andre Charland / Andre's Blog:
Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe  —  Today we're excited to announce that we have entered into a definitive agreement with Adobe Systems Incoporated for Nitobi, including PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build.  Here's the news:  —  Adobe Announces Agreement to Acquire Nitobi, Creator of PhoneGap
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to ‘Bet the Company’ on iPhone  —  With the new iPhone coming out this week, Sprint Nextel Corp. is finally expected to gain access to a device it has long coveted—but at a staggering cost.  —  The No. 3 wireless company is making a multibillion dollar gamble that Apple Inc.'s gadget …
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Sprint scores iPhone 5 exclusive thanks to $20 billion deal with Apple?  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has entered into an agreement with Apple to purchase over $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years — that's around 30 million iPhones.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Co-Founder of Siri: Assistant launch is a “World-Changing Event” (Interview)  —  On Tuesday, Apple will change the way humans interact with electronic devices.  All over again.  —  Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday will be Assistant, Apple's evolution of the Siri Personal Assistant Software.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany  —  Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories.  Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries, fueling speculation …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Rhapsody to acquire Napster (scoop)  —  Rhapsody, one of the older subscription music services, has now made it official.  The company has acquired Napster subscribers and other assets from Best Buy, the companies said today.  In a deal that CNET first reported, Rhapsody has acquired Napster's subscribers …
Bloomberg:
Google's Schmidt Says Acquisition of Motorola Won't ‘Screw Up’ Android  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said the $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. may spur competition among phone makers using its Android software, and the company won't play favorites with its partners.
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tweet Science  —  Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes.  Is this asking too much of even the world's best technologists?
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
New Myspace Owners Set to Finally Unveil Their Strategy Today  —  Specific Media plans to finally describe its plans for former social Web star Myspace as part of Advertising Week in New York on Monday.  But instead of a press conference or a product launch, the company will be addressing …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPo at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, which says it has topped one billion page views for the month of August, has bought an online grassroots platform called Localocracy.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Judge Refuses To Halt Facebook's Timeline; Spills New Details  —  A federal judge refused late on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order to Timelines.com, a Chicago company that says Facebook's timeline service may “eliminate” it.  In return, Facebook has promised to limit access for now and to hold back on a full launch.
David DiSalvo / Forbes:
The Fall of Kodak: A Tale of Disruptive Technology and Bad Business  —  I grew up in a Kodak family.  My grandfather worked in the photography dark rooms of a Kodak production facility in Rochester, New York for better than 30 years.  My father was a supervisor at Kodak headquarters in downtown Rochester …
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon's Stumbles May Force Company to Pare Back Size of Public Offering  —  Groupon Inc., the largest online- coupon site, may have to settle for a smaller initial public offering as management gaffes, restated results and regulatory scrutiny leave investors leery of owning the stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Business Insider
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Murdoch's Tablet Newspaper Experiment The Daily Shows Some Promise  —  IPad-only Pub Has 120,000 Active Weekly Readers and Is Getting a Boost From Burgeoning Device Market, But Is Still a Long Way From Viable Biz  —  Can you build a general-news publication exclusively for tablets and gain an audience of paying subscribers?
Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses to RIM in India Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers.  —  Apple, which will introduce a new iPhone version tomorrow, ships fewer handsets …
ABCNEWS:
ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance  —  Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, and ABC News today announced they will join forces to launch a strategic online news alliance that will deliver content to more than 100 million U.S. users each month.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Attention Shoppers: Coupons.com Grabs $30M in Funding From Greylock  —  Among the hot and hyped Web 2.0 scene, not many would pick out 13-year-old digital promotions site, Coupons.com.  —  But, on the heels of a recent $200 million funding — which valued the quiet Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: VatorNews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously  —  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola.  —  Defending the decision …
Brian / The Tech Erra:
Apple to allow iOS app rentals soon?  —  After some examinations of various strings in iTunes 10.5 beta 9, @SonnyDickson found some interesting results.  —  If you look at the below image, you can see that it may soon be possible to rent iOS apps.  At the end of the rental period …
 
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