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1:00 AM ET, October 5, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Launches iPhone 4S, iOS 5 & iCloud  —  iPhone 4S Features Dual-Core A5 Chip, All New Camera, Full 1080p HD Video Recording & Introduces Siri  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip …
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Live demo: Siri on Sprint iPhone 4S  —  An Apple employee shows off the various functions of Siri, a new intelligent voice-recognition app that turns the iPhone 4S into a personal assistant.
Peter Cohen / The Loop:
iPhone 4S, with dual-core processor and Siri, coming Oct. 14  —  Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 4S.  The new phone comes out on Friday, October 14, 2011 and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.  Carrier-subsidized prices in the US are $199, $299 and $399 respectively.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
AT&T iPhone 4S Will Be Faster Than Verizon and Sprint's  —  If you're thinking about buying an iPhone 4S, this is important: Not all iPhone 4Ses are the same.  AT&T claims that their iPhone will download stuff faster than Verizon and Sprint's.  The explanation is easy and logical.
Discussion: DSLreports, Mobilized and CNET News, Thanks:heysingletary
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple refreshes iPod touch: Now in white, 8GB model dropped to $199, available October 12  —  Apple's marketing honcho Phil Schiller took it upon himself to unveil a refreshed iPod touch lineup, which now includes both black and white models (remember, we called both), plus a new breakthrough price of just $199.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Siri Personal Assistant Only Works on the iPhone 4S  —  Siri is crazy.  Being able to talk to your phone like a real person is the stuff of Sci-Fi.  Here's the catch: You won't be able to use it unless you've got an iPhone 4S.  —  Siri's built into a bunch of apps already …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
New AppleCare+ extended warranty covers accidents
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Sprint iPhone 4S announced, available October 14th
Leanna Lofte / TiPb:
Apple announces card printing app, Cards for iPhone
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If you're disappointed by the iPhone 4S, you're nuts  —  Cue the whiners.  Apple didn't announce an iPhone 5 today, just an updated version of the iPhone 4, called the iPhone 4S.  Apple stock is down a bit in a flat market.  Many are claiming to be disappointed.  But here's the thing: You shouldn't be.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Where Was Facebook At The Apple Event Today?  Not There.  Stay Tuned.  —  One of the things noticeably absent from Apple's iPhone event today was Facebook.  After all, other outlets were reporting that they would for sure be a part of the event.  Late last week, we reported hearing that could be the case …
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Why Siri just might work  —  When I wrote my post on natural user interface a couple months back (described by some as a “real barnstormer"), I glossed over most current forms of voice recognition.  The problem as I saw it, and still see it, is that recognizing voice has to be bulletproof for it to be truly useful.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, msnbc.com and RazorianFly
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong  —  A great many Apple fans are hot and bothered that no iPhone 5 emerged today to fill the void in their souls.  But you know who should really feel dejected?  All the tech bloggers who wasted time typing bold proclamations about new features, designs and phones that never came.
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iPhone 4S hands-on impressions  —  We just got finished with the Apple live event and I had some brief hands-on time with the new iPhone 4S, so I thought I would share my thoughts.  This isn't a review or really even a preview, because there wasn't much time to really get a good impression of the phone as a whole.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:   Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Apple's “Find My Friends” Location Feature Is More Like Glympse Than Foursquare
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Marc Benioff Yanked From Oracle OpenWorld Speech  —  The quietly simmering feud between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and the former employee he once invested in, Saleforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, has just erupted into a new public spat.  —  Benioff tweeted tonight that he's been bounced …
Michael Degusta / the understatement:
Google's Management Doesn't Use Google+  —  Management caring deeply about their company's products and using them every day is almost always a prerequisite of making great products.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really does use Facebook all day.  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted at least 30 times just yesterday.
Discussion: Mashable! and @dannysullivan
John Brownlee / Cult of Android:
Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire On Track To Outsell iPad [Exclusive]  —  Six weeks before it officially goes on sale, Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire is shaping up to be the biggest tablet launch ever... and Cult of Android has the numbers to prove it.
Damon Poeter / PCMag:
Anonymous Threatens to ‘Erase NYSE from the Internet’  —  Anonymous declared “war” on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to “erase” the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds …
Discussion: Pastebin and PC Magazine
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Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:   To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Perplexed” by U.S. Ownership Rules, Alibaba's Ma Yellow Lights Yahoo Buying Parade  —  After his unusually enthusiastic declaration at a Silicon Valley event last week that “we are very, very interested” in buying the “whole” of Yahoo, you might imagine Alibaba Group co-founder and CEO Jack Ma running …
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Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Yahoo readies books for potential buyers: sources
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
What the iPhone 4S means for the carriers  —  Apple's much-anticipated new iPhone was unveiled today at the company's headquarters in California.  And for the first time in iPhone history, three of the four major U.S. operators will be offering the latest version of the device.
Discussion: Bits
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
Wikipedia Shuts Down Italian Site In Response To Berlusconi's New Wiretap Act  —  Due to the prospect of a new law in Italy that would give those writing on the internet just 48 hours to remove a post or face a €12,000 fine, the Italian homepage for Wikipedia is now redirecting …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
U.S. Signs International Anti-Piracy Accord  —  The United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on Saturday, an accord targeting intellectual property piracy.  —  The European Union, Mexico and Switzerland …
Discussion: Techdirt and OSNews
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla aims to add silent updating to Firefox 10  —  Cites ‘update fatigue’ caused by rapid release schedule  —  A year after it pulled the plug on silent updates in Firefox 4, Mozilla said it will debut most of the behind-the-scenes feature by early next year.
 
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Kickstarter Hit With Patent Claim Over Crowd-Funding
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and paidContent
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
Google+ users can now disable comments or lock posts before sharing
Eric Knorr / InfoWorld:
Oracle releases JavaFX 2.0, shares plans for Java 9
Discussion: ITworld.com and SiliconANGLE
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Whitman aims for October decision on HP's PC unit
Discussion: Electronista
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
FCC Wants GPS In Every Phone By 2018
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Price-Fixing Case Against Apple, Major Book Publishers Mushrooms
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Napster's Undoing: Company-wide layoffs coming Dec. 16
Discussion: Billboard.Biz and Electronista, Thanks:loyalelectron
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Belgian ISPs Ordered To Block The Pirate Bay
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