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7:30 AM ET, October 11, 2011


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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.
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans celebration of Steve Jobs' life for October 19th, 10 a.m. PT
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 …
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.
Discussion: GeekWire, TechCrunch and IntoMobile
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
The iPhone 4S Appears to Have 512MB RAM  —  Last week, the Infinity Blade developer first suggested that the iPhone 4S still had 512MB of RAM, just like the iPhone 4: … The developer would be in a position to know as they had demoed their game on the new iPhone 4S during last week's keynote.
iPhone 4S preorders suggest 3M sales at launch, 25M this quarter
Discussion: and Webomatica
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
First Hands On Video of iPhone 4S with Benchmarks, “Raise to Speak” Feature
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Here's who will cash in on iPhone 4S bonanza
Discussion: Black Web 2.0
Ben Quinn / Guardian:
Pornography to be blocked by internet service providers unless users opt in  —  David Cameron unveils deal with big four providers based on charity's proposals to protect children from sexual content  —  Subscribers to four of the UK's biggest internet service providers will have to “opt in” …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Adobe demos incredible unblur feature for Photoshop  —  Adobe is developing an upcoming feature for Photoshop that could end the problem of blurred photos forever.  —  The new feature was demoed at the company's MAX 2011 event, drawing gasps of amazement from a crowd that witnessed a blurred photo, retouched and perfected in seconds.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
HP set to decide future of Palm, webOS this week  —  HP is rumored to have finished the initial bidding process for its webOS unit and will hold an all-hands meeting tomorrow that may reveal its future plans for selling or spinning off the group, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Ron Rosenbaum / Slate:
The article that inspired Steve Jobs: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box”  —  The 1971 article about phone hacking that inspired Steve Jobs. … It's also available in Rosenbaum's collection The Secret Parts of Fortune.  Also in Slate: Rosenbaum reflects on the article that inspired Steve Jobs.
Discussion: Slashdot
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
We've got the internal docs that Apple employees use to explain iCloud and iOS 5  —  Last week, we detailed the internal docs Apple uses to tell its employees how to sell the iPhone 4S, the new iPods and the new Cards app.  Today a tipster added to the trove two more internal docs. iCloud and iOS 5 First looks.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Lulzsec hacker: ‘we still have Sun emails, stored in China’  —  Sabu, the erstwhile leader of the hacking crew, says he is effectively on the run as he gives interview to Reddit readers about LulzSec's achievements, Facebook, sentencing and more  —  The hacker who styles himself “Sabu” …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T starts CTIA off right by introducing five new smartphones to its Android lineup  —  At CTIA last March, AT&T stole the show by announcing its intent to purchase T-Mobile US.  This time around, the news is a bit more modest in comparison but the company's still hoping to give us a bit …
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 …
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.”
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
iPad now 97% of tablet traffic, eclipses iPhone, iOS remains mobile leader  —  A new market research report notes that mobile devices now amount to almost 7 percent of all US web traffic, with Apple's iOS representing a 58.5 percent slice of all mobile traffic and the iPad now accounting for more traffic than iPhones.
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Patent Violation Lawsuit Against BitTorrent / uTorrent Dropped  —  In June, Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network filed a complaint where it alleged that BitTorrent Inc. was infringing on a patent originally filed in April 1999.  —  The San Francisco based company claimed to have suffered significant losses …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Mobile Devices Seen Doubling by 2020  —  With the number of cellular connections nearing the number of people on the planet, the fast-growing cellphone industry could hit a wall if it doesn't convince people to get more than one wirelessly connected device.  —  So will things really level off?
Discussion: CNET News
Twitter Developers:
The 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
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spotify Loss Widens Despite Higher Revenue  —  Spotify, the streaming digital music service that was just given a big boost through a partnership with Facebook, saw its revenue more than quintuple last year, but the company still lost more than $40 million, it reported on Monday.
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 …
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Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart to localize offers for Facebook fans
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu will power HP's new cloud service
Discussion: Open Source Blog and TechCrunch
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
For mobile in-app sharing, Twitter tops Facebook 3-1
Edward Krudy / Reuters:
Hacker threat to NYSE website comes to nothing: NYSE
Discussion: TechEye and Gizmodo
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Jerry Yang And Yahoo Cofounder David Filo “Are Not On The Same Page Right Now”
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga to Detail Game Plans for Facebook Apps at “Unleashed” Event
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords:
+1 button to start appearing on display ads today
Discussion: Softpedia News
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Hands-on with Myriad's Alien Dalvik 2.0 on an iPad (video)
Discussion: TUAW
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Motorola's Bet on an Android-Dominated Enterprise Takes Shape
Ted Roduner / Bing:
Windows Phone 7.5: Bing(o) on Mango
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon Makes It Harder to Track How Well It Is Doing
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Is Getting More Serious About Daily (Bing) Deals
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acquires Social Q&A Service — Team To Work On New Things, But Service Will Stay Open