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10:55 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Nuance To Acquire Swype For $100+ Million  —  Nuance has acquired Seattle-based startup Swype for something more than $100 million, says a source with knowledge of the deal.  —  I'm a big fan of Swype, and this is a brilliant acquisition by Nuance.  Swype first launched at a TechCrunch conference in 2008.
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Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung and Google postpone Galaxy Nexus launch  —  Samsung has just announced, rather sensationally, that the product launch it had planned in conjunction with Google for next week's CTIA will not in fact be happening.  Here's the statement in full:
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus full specs revealed; Verizon Wireless exclusive
Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells  —  Over the last few months, a steady stream of visitors to Palo Alto, Calif., called an old friend's home number and asked if he was well enough to entertain visitors, perhaps for the last time.  —  In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
To Steven Jobs on His Thirtieth Birthday  —  On February 24th 1985, Steve Jobs turned thirty.  His Apple coworkers helped him celebrate by creating a short film for him.  They set it to the wonderful song “My Back Pages” by one of Steve's idols, Bob Dylan, and filled it with images from Jobs' first three decades.
Reuters:   Hong Kong teen's somber design for Jobs a cyber hit
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Tweets About Steve Jobs Spike But Don't Break Twitter Peak Record
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
New York Times Crossword Honors Steve Jobs With Puzzle Written by Quora Engineer
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Matt / WordPress.com News:
Retro Mac Theme
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Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs  —  The Google executive chairman admired Jobs's passion, courage, and smarts  —  Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple.  Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT.  Typical Steve maneuver.
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D.B. Grady / The Atlantic Online:
In Praise of Bad Steve  —  Steve Jobs didn't change the world by playing nice  —  When filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died, the steely perfectionist who ground actors into submission died with him.  Kubrick was a good man — Matthew Modine once described him as “probably the most heartfelt person I ever met” …
Discussion: Global Voices and Eric Lundquist
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives
Discussion: Music Ally
Tim Berners-Lee / W3C Blog:
Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer
Discussion: MacNN
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
Realigning the Stars  —  I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him.
Discussion: insideHPC
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple co-founder says time with Steve Jobs was a ‘great privilege’ of his life
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
iPhone 4S: Even Unlocked, You Won't Be Network Swapping This Phone  —  The iPhone 4S decisions looms.  But can I buy an unlocked iPhone and swap it as I like?  Nope.  In fact, buy an iPhone 4S on Verizon or Sprint, and you can't easily use that later with AT&T, it seems.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's iPhone 4S now available for pre-order ahead of Oct. 14 launch  —  As promised, Apple has begun pre-orders for the anticipated iPhone 4S.  Pre-ordering is now available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom through Apple's website.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
En Fuego: Kindle Fire Orders Keep Climbing  —  After racking up an estimated 95,000 pre-orders within the first 24 hours of availability, Amazon's forthcoming Kindle Fire tablet continues to sell well.  Demand for the device shows no signs of slowing.  In fact, sources close to Amazon claim …
Discussion: Fortune, TUAW, GottaBeMobile and PalmAddicts
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
YouTube now has movies in the UK  —  Back in May we brought new release movies and more for rent to YouTube in the US.  Last month, we took it to Canada.  Now, over a thousand full-length feature films from major Hollywood and British studios are available for rent in the UK at youtube.com/movies.
Dcurtis / Dustin Curtis:
3.5 Inches  —  I've been wondering why Apple chose to make the iPhone 4′s screen 3.5-inches when other comparable phones with Android and Windows Phone 7 have larger, more inviting screens.  When you first see a phone with a 4-inch or larger screen, it seems like a much better experience.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
HP Claims Someone Snuck Android Onto Its TouchPads, Opens Investigation  —  Android on TouchPad team dealt a setback in their efforts  —  With the TouchPad's fire sale, which saw units selling for as little as $88 USD, the short-lived Hewlett-Packard Comp.  (HPQ) webOS tablet is chic again.
Discussion: Engadget and TeleRead
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Chamath Palihapitiya, the Unconventional Venture Capitalist  —  Four years ago, Chamath Palihapitiya, seemed poised for a long career on Sand Hill Road, the famed strip in Menlo Park, Calif., lined with Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capital firms.  As a principal for the Mayfield Fund …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM Buys NewBay  —  Another acquisition for Research In Motion.  The BlackBerry maker is buying NewBay Software, a provider of white-label cloud-based content services.  RIM confirmed to AllThingsD that it has signed an agreement to acquire the company, but declined to provide any further details.
Amy Schatz / Digits:
Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit Court  —  Efforts by public interest groups to get a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's new “net neutrality” rules heard somewhere other than the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit belly-flopped Thursday when the D.C. Court won the case in a random lottery.
Discussion: DSLreports
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
FCC files motion to toss Verizon's net neutrality appeal suit
 
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Tim Lohman / Computerworld:
OpenWorld 2011: Big Red apps coming to iPad and Android
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Yahoo looking to sell Japanese stake, exit market
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GoDaddy Mismanages Its User Agreements—Crabb v. GoDaddy
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
uTorrent Plus: BitTorrent goes freemium, review and beta invite giveaway
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Zero-Day Vulnerability On American Express Website Now Closed
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