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11:30 PM ET, October 3, 2011

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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.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Unbelievably Wild, Crazy Ass iPhone Rumor: The iPhone 5 Is Sprint Exclusive With WiMax 4G, and Other Fanboy Fantasies  —  That Sprint is buying $20 billion worth of iPhones is kind of crazy.  But not as crazy as what Boy Genius just posted: The iPhone 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive, and it's going to have WiMax 4G.
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
Welcome To CrunchFund, MG Siegler  —  I want to welcome MG Siegler as our newest general partner at CrunchFund.  MG, who I worked with for several years at TechCrunch, will join me and Patrick Gallagher in the next couple of weeks.  —  More on this shortly.  —  Enter your comment here... Email (required) (Not published)
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC  —  When I first reached out to MG Siegler to join TechCrunch two and a half years ago, I knew he was an amazing talent who could help cement our place as the premier technology blog on the Internet.
MG Siegler / parislemon:
On The Next Venture  —  I've been thinking about how I was going to write this post for a while now.  Of course, I didn't anticipate that I would be writing at 2 AM local time in London, where I'm currently visiting to speak at FOWA in a couple of days (that talk also just potentially got more interesting).
Loic / Loic Le Meur Blog:
A Journalist?  A VC?  Who cares.  It's all about Influence.  —  Yesterday Mike Arrington left TechCrunch to launch his own fund the Crunchfund.  Today MG Siegler leaves TechCrunch to become a VC.  —  As a “journalist - reporter - blogger” many people said Mike was biased and shouldn't be a journalist.
Discussion: Fred Destin, Thanks:loic
Robert Scoble / Google+:
Will tomorrow be Steve Jobs' last big thing?  —  I read all the press reports, like this one on CNET, about what Apple is announcing tomorrow http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3- 20114545-248/what-to-expect-from-apples - iphone-event/ or the others here on Techmeme: http://www.techmeme.com/111003/ p13#a111003p13 …
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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.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany
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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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
PhoneGap to become an Apache project as Adobe acquires Nitobi
Discussion: eWeek
Andre Charland / Andre's Blog:
Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe
Discussion: PhoneGap, The Register and ReadWriteWeb
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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft board gives Ballmer a 2% pay increase, says he's underpaid  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.  (Microsoft photo)  —  Microsoft's annual proxy statement was just issued via the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We're still going through the fine print, but in one of the most …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Bloomberg, Reuters and WinRumors
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 …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘Diggnation,’ Popular Web Talk Show, to End in December  —  Together, Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht are akin to Oprah for a certain class of tech enthusiasts.  —  The weekly beta-testing and beer-guzzling show they have hosted for six years, “Diggnation,” adapted the television talk show format …
Woody Leonhard / InfoWorld:
The rise and fall of the Windows Desktop Gadget  —  Following last month's dump of user-submitted Office templates, Microsoft has abruptly dropped support for third party Windows Desktop Gadgets  —  Follow @infoworld  —  In a move that took many by surprise, Microsoft dropped support for new Windows Desktop Gadgets.
Discussion: Ed Bott and Softpedia News
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
New version of Growl enters The Mac App Store for $1.99  —  While we may think of notifications as something that is primarily for mobile apps, they're also incredibly useful on full-fledged computers as well.  One of the most popular solutions is Growl, a notifications protocol that takes …
Discussion: MacStories, MacRumors, TUAW and ITworld.com
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker Is Now On Twitter: “Sorry Zuck”  —  Sean Parker is getting a lot louder.  —  You've been hearing about him for a decade now — cofounder of Napster and Plaxo, founding President of Facebook, and most recently as an investor (and advocate) of Spotify.
Stuart Dredge / paidContent:
More Than Half Of Netflix's Streams Are TV Shows, Not Films  —  Netflix's background in DVDs-by-mail means it is often seen as mainly a movies service.  However, the balance has tipped more towards TV shows in its streaming operation.  —  “50 percent and sometimes 60 percent of viewing is TV episodes now …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
More new Microsoft Hotmail features targetting ‘gray mail’ due by end of 2011  —  Summary: Microsoft is adding more granular spam-fighting and organization tools to Hotmail between now and the end of the year, officials said on October 3.  —  Microsoft is adding more new features …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Here's Myspace's New Pitch Deck: Music, Youth Culture and “Steadied” Traffic  —  Today and tomorrow Specific Media-owned Myspace is at Advertising Week with investor Justin Timberlake in tow to pitch its new agenda to marketers.  The company declined to make execs available …
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
Google reportedly dishes $100M for new and original YouTube content  —  According to a recent tweet by Wall Street Journal's Marketplace Editor, Dennis K. Berman, Google is reportedly putting up $100 million for new, original content on YouTube, including a big deal with Tony Hawk, the retired professional skateboarder and actor.
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 …
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Mashable, Once a One-Man Blog, Gains Clout in Social Media  —  Pete Cashmore acknowledged he was nervous.  Only a few years ago, he was living with his parents in a small town in northeast Scotland, trying to start a technology blog.  Now, at 26, he was about to interview Elie Wiesel …
Tom Nguyen / Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Team Blog:
Adobe Flash Player 11 & AIR 3 Available Later Today  —  Adobe MAX is here, and we've got a lot of news to share.  Today we're releasing Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 - you can download the release starting at 9:00 PM Pacific today.  As we announced previously, there are lots of new features …
Mike Krieger / Instagram Engineering:
Sharding & IDs at Instagram  —  With more than 25 photos & 90 likes every second, we store a lot of data here at Instagram.  To make sure all of our important data fits into memory and is available quickly for our users, we've begun to shard our data—in other words, place the data in many smaller buckets …
Discussion: The Next Web
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Mango rollout going smoothly, now available to half of all Windows Phones  —  Bring.  It.  On.  Rolling out a phone update tends to take a few weeks before it's available to everyone, so we were expecting Windows Phone to have its share of hiccups when doling Mango out to several different models simultaneously across the globe.
 
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James Vicini / Reuters:
U.S. top court rejects Internet music download case
Discussion: Techdirt and Plagiarism Today
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Instagram 2.0.1 released, restores 2 old filters, geo tags imported and original images
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
DealBook:
Questions Arise Over Yahoo's Value as Buyers Weigh Bids
Discussion: The Tech Trade
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon Brings Its Tablet Experience To Android, Optimizes UI Across All Its Mobile Apps
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
Ryan Lane / Wikimedia blog:
Native HTTPS support enabled for all Wikimedia Foundation wikis
Discussion: Softpedia News
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Greylock Funds WhoSay's Celebrity Social Media Platform
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Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Kindle Touch 3G can't touch most of Internet without WiFi
Discussion: PC World, TechFlash and Mashable!
John Cook / GeekWire:
IPO window closes, raises fears among venture capitalists
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Kindle Fire pre-orders reach 95,000 units on day one, market research firm says
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and IntoMobile
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Attention Shoppers: Coupons.com Grabs $30M in Funding From Greylock
Discussion: VatorNews and VentureBeat
Brian Oliver Bennett / LAPTOP Magazine:
T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up To Offer $30 No Contract 4G Data
 

 
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