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11:50 AM ET, October 5, 2011

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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.
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 …
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.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Siri Personal Assistant Only Works on the iPhone 4S
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple refreshes iPod touch: Now in white, 8GB model dropped to $199, available October 12
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: Digits, Ars Technica and msnbc.com
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple's fall from grace
Discussion: IntoMobile
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong
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 TUAW
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If you're disappointed by the iPhone 4S, you're nuts
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.
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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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Marc Benioff Yanked From Oracle OpenWorld Speech  —  The quietly simmering feud between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Saleforce.com 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 …
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.
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 …
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Whitman aims for October decision on HP's PC unit
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
Google's $700 Million Purchase of ITA Software Approved by Federal Judge
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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
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U.S. Signs International Anti-Piracy Accord
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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, Inquirer and SiliconANGLE
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Discussion: PCMag
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Price-Fixing Case Against Apple, Major Book Publishers Mushrooms
Discussion: Techland
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Perplexed” by U.S. Ownership Rules, Alibaba's Ma Yellow Lights Yahoo Buying Parade
Discussion: Reuters
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Napster's Undoing: Company-wide layoffs coming Dec. 16
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