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12:20 PM ET, October 5, 2011


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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Branded iPhone 5 won't arrive until LTE, analysts say  —  An Apple phone branded as the iPhone 5 won't arrive until “4G” LTE technology is ready for compact smartphones, according to analysts.  —  Yes, you'll have to wait for the iPhone 5 for high-speed LTE, aka 4G.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple's fall from grace  —  Apple was a company that could do no wrong.  Phones that dropped every other call... Location tracking scandals... Antennagate... A CEO who constantly parked his $130,000 sports car diagonally in handicapped spaces... Apple didn't have to roll with the punches …
Discussion: Reuters, IntoMobile and
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Why Siri just might work
Discussion: Digits and Ars Technica
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
What the iPhone 4S means for the carriers
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic
Discussion: TheUnlockr and TUAW
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If you're disappointed by the iPhone 4S, you're nuts
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple will now give you up to $200 for your old iPhone 4  —  Shuddering at the thought of paying for that new iPhone 4S?  Shudder no more.  Apple, via its Reuse and Recycle program, is offering up to $200 for your old iPhone 4, depending on its condition:  —  Mind you, the iPhone in question …
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.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Siri Personal Assistant Only Works on the iPhone 4S
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Marc Benioff Yanked From Oracle OpenWorld Speech  —  The quietly simmering feud between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and CEO Marc Benioff has just erupted into a new public spat.  —  Benioff tweeted tonight that he's been bounced from the speakers roster at the Oracle OpenWorld conference …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle vs.'s Benioff goes WWE: We're being played
Apple iPhone 4S announced, ‘5’ likely to arrive in late 2012 or 2013  —  Defying some expectations that Apple would introduce the iPhone 5 - an entirely new model supporting 4G - the company instead rolled out the iPhone 4S - an update of the existing iPhone 4.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Samsung seeks iPhone 4S sales ban in France and Italy  —  Samsung will attempt to block iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy, the company has announced, citing two 3G WCDMA patents it claims Apple has infringed.  Filing separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris and Milano today …
Samsung to request preliminary injunction orders against Apple iPhone 4S
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
Michael Dell Advises Hewlett-Packard  —  Attention Hewlett-Packard: Michael Dell thinks that you should stay in the personal computer business.  —  Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld convention on Tuesday, Mr. Dell laid out why his company, Dell Inc., the world's second-largest maker of PCs …
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Whitman aims for October decision on HP's PC unit
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.
Devin Banerjee / Bloomberg:
Akamai Drop Lets IBM, Verizon Vie for Takeover  —  Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) may finally be cheap enough to lure International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) or Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) as the most speculated U.S. takeover target since 2005 approaches its lowest valuation on record.
Thomas Ricker / This is my next:
Nexus Prime teased in new Samsung video?  —  Less than 24 hours after Apple revealed its next big thing here we are on the threshold of the next, next big thing.  This time it's Samsung telling us to get ready because “something BIG is coming” at its October 11th event in San Diego.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
REVEALED: Meet The Goldman Partner Who Engineered The $50 Billion Facebook Deal  —  Way back in January, Facebook's already soaring valuation took off like a rocket hitting another stage when Goldman Sachs engineered a multi-billion dollar investment of its money and its clients money at a $50 billion valuation.
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
Google's $700 Million Purchase of ITA Software Approved by Federal Judge  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s $700 million purchase of travel-information company ITA Software Inc. was cleared by a federal judge after the search-engine company agreed to conditions imposed by the U.S. government.
Discussion: The Next Web
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
HP, Dell to launch ultrabooks by 1Q12  —  Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell will launch ultrabooks at the end of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.  —  HP has had Taiwan-based Quanta Computer prepare to start ODM production of its ultrabooks …
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 …
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Yahoo readies books for potential buyers: sources
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Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
The Social Networker: Brooke Hammerling's New York Stock Is Rising
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Android tablet makers: join up with Amazon or you'll lose, says analyst
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Both Apple motions to stay Motorola Mobility lawsuits have been denied
Discussion: Electronista
David Kravets / Threat Level:
U.S. Signs International Anti-Piracy Accord
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla aims to add silent updating to Firefox 10
Eric Knorr / InfoWorld:
Oracle releases JavaFX 2.0, shares plans for Java 9
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Inquirer
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Napster's Undoing: Company-wide layoffs coming Dec. 16
Discussion: Billboard.Biz, Thanks:loyalelectron