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iFixit:
iPhone 4S Teardown  —  iFixit: “Siri, may we disassemble you for all to see?” iPhone 4S (Siri): “42” iFixit: “I didn't ask for the meaning of life, Siri...” iPhone 4S (Siri): “42 is the number of seconds you have left until I initiate the self-destruct sequence...” iFixit: “Message received.”
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Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Apple's New IPhone Sells Out at U.S. Carriers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s latest iPhone has sold out for pre-order at AT&T Inc. (T), Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) according to the carriers' websites, signaling customer demand even before it goes on sale in stores tomorrow.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We're Gonna Need a Bigger iPhone Order  —  With demand for its new iPhone 4S still running strong following an initial surge of preorders, Apple is reportedly ratcheting up production volume on the device.  —  Supply chain sources tell the Commercial Times that Pegatron Technology …
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.  “Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Q3: $9.72 Billion In Revenue, $2.73 Billion In Net Income  —  Welcome to Google's Quarter Three 2011 earnings results everyone!  In Larry Page's third quarter as CEO, Google is boasting a in $9.72 billion revenue, an increase of 33% compared to third quarter of 2010.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google's third quarter results shine, Google+ hits 40 million users  —  Summary: The search giant's quarter was really about its owned and operated sites, which accounted for 69 percent of revenue in the third quarter.  —  Google handily topped expectations with its third quarter results …
Fred / A VC:
What We Are Seeing  —  The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says “Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch.”  There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing:  —  1) There are so many startups out there raising money.
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Jason Calacanis / LAUNCH:   Stepping Back From The Angel Bubble
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
New Data Shows Why the Wall Street Journal is Confused About the Startup Cash Crunch
Discussion: CB Insights and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:megan
Mark Saldana / The Box Blog:
iPad and iPhone Users Get 50 GB FREE Starting Tonight #Box50GB  —  As evidenced by the overwhelming crowds during past iPhone and iPad launches, it's clear that our lives revolve around mobile.  That's why we're happy to announce that we're giving away 50 GB of free storage to anyone who uses a Box Personal account on an iOS device.
Ian Lamont / The Digital Media Machine:
The iCloud tax for Mac users  —  Last night, I updated my iPod touch to iOS 5.  Lots of people had reported problems, but my update went smoothly, and soon I was going through the setup for some of the new features, such as iMessage, the iPod mapper, and iCloud.
Discussion: @nowever and Webomatica, Thanks:ilamont
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:   Outlook 2010 PC? It's iCloud Or Google Calendar Sync, Not Both - And Outlook 2011 Mac Gets No Love
Business Week:
Scott Forstall, the Sorcerer's Apprentice at Apple  —  The iOS chief is a lot like his mentor Steve Jobs: brilliant, presents well, a tenacious infighter—arguably just the taskmaster Apple needs to stay on top  —  The deteriorating health of Steve Jobs loomed over Apple's Oct. 4 press event …
Nielsen Wire:
40% of Tablet and Smartphone Owners Use Them While Watching TV  —  American consumers are increasingly connected and our recent survey shows they are increasingly multitasking when it comes to multimedia.  —  Roughly 40 percent of tablet and smartphone owners in the U.S. used their devices daily …
Alcatel-Lucent:
Dennis Ritchie 1941-2011: Message from Jeong Kim  —  Dennis Ritchie (right) receiving the Japan Prize in May 2011  —  [Message from Jeong Kim, President, Bell Labs, to our employees]  —  It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dennis Ritchie has passed away at the age of 70.
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Apple prepping movie cloud service  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to put movies in the cloud, entering a market in which it may be both competitor and ally to a similar offering backed by most Hollywood studios.  —  Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been meeting with studios …
Khidr Suleman / V3.co.uk:
Dell World: Dell gearing up to launch Windows 8 devices as Android disappoints  —  AUSTIN: Dell is throwing its weight firmly behind the Windows 8 tablet platform in a bid to challenge the dominance of the Apple iPad 2.  —  Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Steve Jobs patent enables Apple to shut down any new Android product in Australia  —  In a posthumous triumph for the late Steve Jobs, one of his more than 300 patents — a patent on touchscreen heuristics — just helped Apple score a major legal win in Australia that lends momentum …
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft inks Android, Chrome deal with Quanta  —  Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Quanta Computer, the latest in an ongoing effort to convince hardware makers that they need to license technology from the software giant if they intend to use Google's Android and Chrome operating systems for their devices.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zynga to play on Nasdaq  —  Zynga discloses new details about its upcoming IPO.  —  Social gaming company Zynga has decided to list its shares on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol ZNGA.  The social gaming company disclosed the information in an amended filing for its upcoming IPO, which remains slated to raise upwards of $1 billion.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Bitly Rolls Out Reputation-Monitoring Tool and Social-Search Product  —  The Field of Companies Monitoring Social Media Gets a Little More Crowded  —  Bitly, the New York City startup best known for its URL shortening service, is today releasing a real-time, reputation-monitoring tool …
Discussion: The Next Web and @taylorbuley
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
RIM Says Service Back Globally After Outage  —  Research In Motion said on Thursday that its service is returning to normal levels following a days-long outage in Europe that spread globally.  —  “BlackBerry services are operating well globally,” the company said in a statement.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Google Translate conversation mode expands to 14 languages  —  Google Translate for Android conversation mode, which allows two people to speak in different languages and have their words translated in near real time, is now expanding beyond English and Spanish and is available in 14 languages.
Bloomberg:
KKR, Blackstone Said to Weigh Yahoo Takeover  —  KKR & Co. and Blackstone Group LP (BX) are among the private-equity firms considering possible bids for Yahoo! Inc., according to people with knowledge of the matter.  —  The firms may become part of a consortium that would pool the financing needed …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mobile data traffic doubled in past 12 months  —  Thanks to our obsession with our iPhones, Android devices and iPads, the demand for mobile data is exploding.  Data from Ericsson, which makes a majority of its money by selling hardware to mobile phone companies, shows that from the second quarter …
Discussion: Electronista and @mrinaldesai
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
Duck Duck Go  —  When I first got into the venture capital business in the early 90s, it seemed to me that half of the deals I brought to the partnership were dismissed with the line “sure it's cool but what the heck do they do if Microsoft decides to enter this business.”
 
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Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Khosla Venture's $1.05 Billion Fund
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Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
You Can Now Connect Your YouTube & Google Plus Accounts
Discussion: Nirav Mehta and The Next Web, Thanks:jonmwords
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Rebtel's new iPhone VoIP app can hop between data/voice networks, a first
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and TechCrunch
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google Maps puts WebGL 3D graphics to use
Bloomberg:
‘Angry Birds’ Maker May Hold IPO in 2012, Mighty Eagle Says
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News and PE Hub Blog
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
Discussion: CNET News and Fortune
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
LightSquared: GPS fix to cost industry $400M
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
A conversation with Woz