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9:45 PM ET, October 10, 2011

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Apple:
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours  —  Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
First Hands On Video of iPhone 4S with Benchmarks, “Raise to Speak” Feature  —  It seems someone has gotten hold of an iPhone 4S ahead of launch.  This video from AppVV.com shows off a new iPhone 4S with some early benchmarks (thanks BluC0la).  It also shows the Siri settings interface …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Here's who will cash in on iPhone 4S bonanza  —  Did you hear that iPhone 4S, the device that was dismissed as “meh” by many of our media brethren saw pre-bookings of a million devices on day one?  That's good news not only for Apple, but also for its partners: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, which is betting it all on the iPhone.
AppleInsider:
iPhone 4S preorders suggest 3M sales at launch, 25M this quarter
Discussion: MobileSyrup.com
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
At Long Last, Facebook Releases an iPad App  —  It has been the equivalent of waiting for Bigfoot.  Bloggers had seen it.  Developers said they had worked on it.  Facebook denied its existence.  Everyone else just wanted to know if it was real.  —  It's the Facebook application for the iPad …
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Facebook Totally Caved To Apple On Its New Mobile Platform  —  Facebook announced a huge extension of its mobile platform today, and as long rumored, the company is going to be spreading its payment platform, Facebook Credits, to the mobile versions of all Facebook apps.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Facebook Makes Its Move: Brings Viral Channels to HTML5, iOS Apps  —  Facebook finally unveiled its long-awaited effort to help mobile developers market their native and HTML5-based apps through its platform today. iOS developers will get to take advantage of bookmarks, requests and the news feed …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Died at Home of Respiratory Arrest  —  Steve Jobs died at home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to his death certificate.  His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur.”  —  The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, released the document today.
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James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with ‘Mythbusters’ hosts — EXCLUSIVE  —  Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host.  The network is teaming with NBC's Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special.
Discussion: MacNN, TUAW and Wall Street Journal
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans celebration of Steve Jobs' life for October 19th, 10 a.m. PT  —  Tim Cook has sent out an internal email to Apple employees informing them of a celebration of Steve Jobs' life planned for October 19th in the outdoor amphitheater of Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino.
Reed Hastings / The Official Netflix Blog:
DVDs will be staying at netflix.com  —  It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.  —  This means no change: one website, one account, one password... in other words, no Qwikster.
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Windows Phones Will Get More Marketing Dollars, Sales Incentives  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), trying to reverse disappointing sales for its Windows Phone, is counting on Samsung Electronics Co. and other manufacturing partners to step up retailer incentives and boost in-store promotions.
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Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog:
Dart: a language for structured web programming  —  Today we are introducing an early preview of Dart, a class-based optionally typed programming language for building web applications.  Dart's design goals are:  — Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
BlackBerry services collapse  —  Millions of BlackBerry smartphone users have been cut off by a major fault at RIM, the Canadian company that makes the devices.  —  BlackBerry online services cut off  —  The glitch, which struck at around 11AM, was affecting online services for consumers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Jerry Yang And Yahoo Cofounder David Filo “Are Not On The Same Page Right Now”  —  Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang wants to raise money and buy the company back.  —  But Yang's cofounder, David Filo, is “not on the same page right now” regarding the direction of the company, a source close to the pair tells us.
Twitter Developers:
The t.co URL Wrapper  —  Tens of millions of links are tweeted on Twitter each day.  Wrapping these shared links helps Twitter protect users from malicious content while offering useful insights on engagement.  All links submitted within tweets and direct messages, regardless of length, will eventually be wrapped with t.co.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Calif. Governor Veto Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches  —  California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest.  —  The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Twitter Will Get “Tweet” Trademark, Settles Lawsuit  —  Twitter is closer to having dominion over the word “tweet.”  —  On Monday, James Eliason, CEO of Twittad, said in an interview that Twitter would drop a lawsuit it filed against his company last month that sought to nix Twittad's registered trademark of the word “tweet.”
Discussion: The Next Web
John Cook / GeekWire:
Venture capital fundraising waning, falls to 2003 levels  —  It's not a great time to be raising a venture capital fund.  A new report out this morning from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association shows that 52 venture capital firms raised $1.72 billion during the third quarter …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Hit With Patent Suit  —  Amazon's new tablet won't be available until November 15, but it's never too early to file a patent suit.  Smartphone Technologies LLC, which has already gone after Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM) and others, claims the Kindle Fire also infringes on four of its patents.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acquires Social Q&A Service Friend.ly — Team To Work On New Things, But Service Will Stay Open  —  The acquisitions continue for Facebook.  Last week, the social network bought Friend.ly, the social question and answer service, both sides confirm today.  —  Friend.ly has more details in their blog post here.
Bloomberg:
Jobs's Death Increases Plea for Releasing $76 Billion Cash: Tech  —  Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) — At a meeting with Apple Inc. finance chief Peter Oppenheimer this year, investor Kishore Rao asked the company to tap its billions in cash to pay a dividend.  —  Oppenheimer had heard the request …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Hands-on with Myriad's Alien Dalvik 2.0 on an iPad (video)  —  Last week, Myriad outed its plans to unveil Alien Dalvik 2.0 — which works on iOS — at CTIA, which starts today.  But, knowing our readers would be chomping at the bit to see it in action a little early, we got an exclusive sneak preview of the software for you right now.
Discussion: TUAW
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga to Detail Game Plans for Facebook Apps at “Unleashed” Event  —  Zynga is planning to unveil “brand-spankin' new play” at a press event tomorrow in San Francisco, where it is now expected to share as well its plans for leveraging Facebook's new HTML5 mobile platform.
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit's jailbait shutdown may not be what it seems  —  r/jailbait is officiallly closed, Reddit admin Max Goodman has confirmed in a statement on Reddit.  —  Our original story is below.  —  Reddit administrators appeared to shut down r/jailbait, a controversial section showcasing links to photos of teenage girls, Monday afternoon.
 
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
HP set to decide future of Palm, webOS this week
Edward Krudy / Reuters:
Hacker threat to NYSE website comes to nothing: NYSE
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords:
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Meghan Keneally / Daily Mail:
Traffic plunges for Google+ as 60% of users log off
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former Google SVP Of Engineering Bill Coughran Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Square Makes It Easier for Big Businesses to Sign Up for Mobile Payments
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Windows Phone 7.5: Bing(o) on Mango
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