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10:15 PM ET, October 7, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Steve Jobs Funeral Is Friday  —  The funeral for Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s co-founder, is taking place Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The funeral is characterized as a small private gathering, this person said.  —  The event comes two days after Mr. Jobs passed away after battling an undisclosed illness.
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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Sony Pictures Acquiring New Steve Jobs Biography For Major Feature Film  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've just learned that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs  —  Two cool tributes: Some subdued words from Stewart, followed by an excerpt of Jobs' famous Stanford speech; and a very funny montage from Colbert.  Note that just like “real” media figures, both men have anecdotes about the Apple co-founder reaching …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Talked to City's Police Days Before Steve Jobs's Death  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) security officials met with police in Palo Alto, California, this week to notify them that Steve Jobs was close to death, a spokeswoman with the police department said.  —  Following the meeting …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Here's To The Crazy One  —  When I wrote my piece entitled …
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives
Discussion: Music Ally
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
AT&T ‘working with Apple’ to show 4G indicator in iPhone 4S status bar (update: confirmed)  —  AT&T and T-Mobile have led the charge over the past year to brand their upgraded HSPA+ networks as “4G,” even though such networks historically don't fall into the “4G” definition …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
AT&T: 200,000 iPhone 4S preorders in 12 hours  —  AT&T says that this morning's preorder for Apple's iPhone 4S was its most successful iPhone launch yet, with the company grabbing more than 200,000 preorders in the first 12 hours the device was on sale.  —  “AT&T has seen extraordinary demand …
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week's iPhone 4S Event, Written Almost Entirely Before Wednesday's Sad News, But Which the Time Has Come to Publish Because Life Goes On  —  What More Could You Have Wanted in a hypothetical ‘iPhone 5’ Today?  —  A 4-inch screen?
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet  —  A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.  —  The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago …
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich leak outs Music 4.0.1 for download, previews Google+ 2.0  —  A funny thing happened to the folks at Android Police, the same group responsible for leaking some of the first screenshots of Ice Cream Sandwich.  They've since come across a few apps from Google's upcoming release …
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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:
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus caught on video
Kathleen Ko / Google+:
#googleplusupdate  —  Now you can decide who can notify you on Google+!  —  Circles give you control over who you share with on Google+ and who you see content from.  —  Many of you have asked for similar controls over who can send you notifications, so today we're rolling out a new option in Google+ settings: “Who can notify you.”
Reuters:
Sprint faces cash burn, investors flee  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp signaled that it could spend more money than it brings in over the next few years, even without accounting for the high costs of selling the Apple Inc iPhone, sending its shares down 13 percent.
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Electronista:
Sprint goes LTE: 120 cities with new 4G by end of 2012
Bloomberg:
Groupon Plans to ‘Significantly’ Reduce Marketing Spending Amid Criticism  —  Groupon Inc., the online-coupon site that has filed for an initial public offering, said it plans to “significantly” reduce online marketing spending over time as such investments yield insufficient returns.
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
No new Dell Windows Phone 7.5 devices as they take a hiatus  —  A few days ago, we ran an odd post about the Dell Wrigley, a reportedly updated Venue Pro which we first saw on a leaked Dell roadmap back in February.  But later in May, Dell was noticeably absent from the list of hardware partners.
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 …
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Skype purchase gets the EC green light.  Now what?  —  Summary: The European antitrust authorities have given the nod to Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.  —  The European Commission's antitrust authorities have given Microsoft's $8.5 billion Skype acquisition regulatory clearance.
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Reuters:
EU clears Microsoft's Skype acquisition
Discussion: EU Press Room and TechCrunch
 
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Amar Toor / Engadget:
CinemaNow strikes deal with Intel, adds new movies in 1080p HD
Discussion: Electronista
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Larry Ellison unveils Oracle Public Cloud, claims no one will be locked in
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
White House Issues ‘WikiLeaks’ Order to Secure Classified Data
Discussion: New York Times and Reuters
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
ZipPay To Launch New Mobile Payments Service Cheaper Than Square
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Review: The 2011 $79 Kindle with ads and buttons
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Pinterest Set To Close A New Round With Andreessen Horowitz Valuing Start Up At 200m
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Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Twitter: ‘We Are Not Blocking Terms Related To #OccupyWallStreet In Any Way, Shape or Form’
Discussion: BetaNews
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Michael Jackson Facebook Concert Unplugged
Discussion: All Facebook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
LivingSocial Issues $143 Million In Stock For TicketMonster Deal
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Plans to Direct More Support to Broadband
Discussion: Ars Technica and ITProPortal
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Chamath Palihapitiya, the Unconventional Venture Capitalist
Amy Schatz / Digits:
Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit Court
Discussion: MediaPost, VatorNews and CNET News
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
YouTube now has movies in the UK
 

 
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