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9:30 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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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.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple showcases iPhone 4S camera with high-resolution sample photos  —  Apple has added a collection of “unretouched photographs” taken by the new iPhone 4S to its website, highlighting the handset's new 8-megapixel next-generation shooter.  —  The iPhone 4S was unveiled early Tuesday at a media event hosted by Apple on its campus.
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM, MacStories and PC World
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple refreshes iPod touch: Now in white, 8GB model dropped to $199, available October 12
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Siri Personal Assistant Only Works on the iPhone 4S
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.
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DigiTimes:
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.
Discussion: iSuppli
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.
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Why Siri just might work
Discussion: msnbc.com, ReadWriteWeb and 9to5Mac
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If you're disappointed by the iPhone 4S, you're nuts
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
What the iPhone 4S means for the carriers
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic
Discussion: TheUnlockr and CNET News
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: ZDNet, Mercury News and Computerworld
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Whitman aims for October decision on HP's PC unit
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Android tablet makers: join up with Amazon or you'll lose, says analyst  —  Nomura analyst recommends that companies such as Asustek should rethink pricing strategy as iPad dominates high end of market.  —  Makers of Android tablets should throw their lot in with Amazon rather than Google …
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 …
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
 
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