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1:25 PM ET, October 8, 2011


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Randall Stross / New York Times:
An Analogy of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs  —  IN August 1931, Thomas Alva Edison, age 84, became gravely ill with kidney problems.  He recovered a little, then suffered a setback and was confined to bed at home, drifting in and out of consciousness.  Newspapers issued multiple bulletins each day …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Here's To The Crazy One  —  When I wrote my piece entitled “One More Thing...” in August following the news that Steve Jobs was formally stepping down as CEO of Apple, I knew that sooner or later there would have to be a follow up.  Unfortunately, it ended up being sooner.
Discussion: Fortune and GigaOM
The New Yorker:
COVER STORY: STEVE JOBS AT THE PEARLY GATES  —  The cover of the October 17, 2011, issue of The New Yorker: Read Ken Auletta, John Cassidy, Jonah Lehrer, Meghan OÂ'Rourke, and other New Yorker contributors on Steve Jobs.
Mike Fleming /
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.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Jobs to Noah Wyle: “You do look like me” (with Macworld Expo gag video)  —  FORTUNE's David Kaplan wrote a great piece about a 1999 conversation he had with Noah Wyle about playing Steve Jobs in TNT's “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”  —  Kaplan talked to Wyle on the day ER taped its series finale.
Discussion: Fortune, and Billboard.Biz
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 …
Discussion: SlashGear, 9to5Mac and NBC Bay Area
Wall Street Journal:
Steve Jobs Funeral Is Friday
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple sells out of iPhone 4S pre-orders, now shipping in 1-2 weeks  —  This happened internationally earlier in the day, but now Apple has sold out of its U.S. iPhone 4S pre-order allotment.  Customers who are interested in ordering an iPhone 4S from the Apple Online Store can still order …
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 …
J.B. /
Amazon spins off Kindle Fire products into separate company called Seesaw  —  Amazon appears to be spinning off its Kindle Fire business under a separate new company called Seesaw.  —  According to recent trademark filings for the Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk with the United States Patent …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Chrome extension enables remote computer control  —  The Chrome remote desktop extension lets a person remotely control another computer over the network, in this case using Chrome on a Mac to control a Windows machine also running Chrome.  —  Months of work on “chromoting” …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple outs more powerful Apple TV (dual-core A5?) in iOS 5 file system  —  We've been hoping for a new Apple TV since Apple began transitioning its iOS device lineup to dual-core A5 processors, and we now have some compelling evidence for a next-generation Apple TV being in the works.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft shares its plans to dramatically reduce Windows 8 memory usage  —  Microsoft detailed its plans to reduce the memory footprint of Windows 8 on Friday.  —  The software maker wants to ship Windows 8 with the same system requirements as Windows 7.  One of the ways it plans to achieve …
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