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9:45 PM ET, October 12, 2011

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Dylan Love / Business Insider:
Updating To iOS 5 Has Been A Massive Headache  —  Ever since iOS 5 was made available to the public around 1 PM ET or so, we've been attempting to update in vain.  —  The download goes through, but an error message keeps popping up when people try to install iOS 5.
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes  —  It seems like every time a major software revision comes along, it's described as the “biggest ever.”  In the case of iOS 5, though, that might not be hyperbole—there's hardly a part of Apple's mobile operating system that isn't altered in some way by the latest update.
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple TV 4.4 update adds Photo Stream, NHL, and more  —  As part of its barrage of updates on Wednesday, Apple bumped the second-generation Apple TV's software to version 4.4, bringing with it support for Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring, NHL hockey, Wall Street Journal content, and more.
AppleInsider:
Apple updates iWork, iMovie, Remote & Find My iPhone, adds Cards & iTunes trailers apps
Twitter Blog:
Twitter and iOS 5: Sharing made simple
Discussion: The Next Web
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Engineer: “Google+ is a Prime Example of Our Complete Failure to Understand Platforms”  —  Last night, high-profile Google engineer Steve Yegge mistakenly posted a long rant about working at Amazon and Google's own issues with creating platforms on Google+.
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Steve Yegge / Google+:
Hi external-world folks,  —  I posted a long opinionated rant tonight about how I think Google could be doing a much better job of thinking from the ground up in terms of services rather than products.  Sadly, it was intended to be an internal post, visible to everybody at Google, but not externally.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
RIM Still Doesn't Know When BlackBerry Service Will Be Restored  —  Research In Motion held a conference call on Wednesday afternoon to talk about its ongoing spate of outages.  Disruptions that began earlier this week have now spread to North America.  —  On the call, RIM CTO …
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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
BlackBerry Picked the Wrong Day to Die  —  There's no such thing as a good time for RIM to leave half its customers without messaging or internet.  But the problem's been getting worse, not better—on the day that Apple makes its strongest case for total dominance.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
RIM: Right now we're letting you down, here's what's actually going on with BlackBerry service
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:alex_clough
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Siri says some weird things  —  Look, I'm not going to go into great detail about what I've been doing with Siri during my testing period, but I will tell you this — Siri says some crazy stuff.  —  Hit the gallery below for a look at a number of bizarre items the AI / voice recognition …
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Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Sprint won't sell iPhone 4S with unlocked micro-SIM card slot  —  Sprint customers who buy the iPhone 4S will be able to roam internationally on GSM networks, but will not find themselves with unlocked microSIM slots, a Sprint representative tells Ars.  While some initial reports suggested …
Foursquare Blog:
The real world, now in real-time!  Say hi to foursquare Radar!  —  [The new version should be available in the App Store soon!  Thanks for your patience]  —  The initial vision for foursquare centered around one question: can we build something to help make the world easier to use.
Reuters:
AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost savings, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Sources All Over The Ad Tech Industry Think Google Is Going To Buy Akamai  —  What's the next big move for Google?  —  We're not sure, but multiple ad tech industry sources think Google is about to buy Akamai.  —  We've been chasing a rumor that Google is about to make a big ad tech acquisition.
Discussion: The Tech Trade and Electronista
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:   Google Said Not to Plan Acquisition of Akamai
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt Finally Appears On Google+  —  For a company that is supposed to eat its own dog food, Google has been criticized for how few of its senior executives are visible on Google+.  Larry+ and Sergey+ are there, and now so too is executive chairman Eric Schmidt+.
Discussion: CNET News, 9to5Google and Mashable!
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X 10.7.2 with iCloud Support  —  As part of Apple's rollout of its iCloud service today, Apple has just released OS X 10.7.2.  The new update includes support for iCloud and will ensure that users have full access to their iCloud-hosted data across all of their devices.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Exclusive: Hands-on with Amazon Locker, now working  —  We've had fun tracking the appearance of Amazon Lockers around the Seattle region over the past few weeks, and this week I stumbled across an intriguing option in my Amazon.com address book — allowing me to “search for a locker location” to add as a shipping destination.
Thanks:johnhcook
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Samsung ambushes Apple's iPhone 4S launch in Sydney  —  Apple fans queue outside Sydney's Apple store for Friday's delivery of the new iPhone 4S as bargain-hunters queue for the $2 Samsung Galaxy S II, just one shop away.  —  Samsung has ambushed the launch of the iPhone 4S by offering $2 smartphones …
CNET News:
How Gizmodo escaped indictment in iPhone prototype deal  —  The great iPhone prototype caper of 2010 has finally ended, with the two men accused of shopping the device to gadget blogs sentenced to probation yesterday.  —  Last year's investigation began with a raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's Fremont …
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Real-time search and improved hashtag support  —  Today we're rolling out two new features: 1) real-time search results; and 2) improved hashtag support.  Together, we're trying to make it easier to follow and contribute to live events on Google+, including breaking news, sporting events, and many others.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Winklevoss Twins to Pay $13 Million to Lawyers for Facebook Settlement  —  A NY appeals court declines to reopen consideration that the twins' lawyers committed malpractice in the settlement with Facebook and subsequent disclosure of how much money the twins got in the case.
 
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Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch
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Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
AwayFind closes seed funding and comes to Google Apps
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Universal Dumps $60 Home Video Rental Plan
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Microsoft to develop Hadoop distributions for Windows Server and Azure
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The Federal Reserve Plans To Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Google News
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Microsoft buys indie developer Twisted Pixel
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Facebook Says Some of Your Personal Data Is Its ‘Trade Secrets or Intellectual Property’
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What's Next for Apple
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung says upgrades smartphones to avoid Dutch sales ban
 

 
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