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7:05 PM ET, October 13, 2011

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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 …
Electronista:
iPhone 4S goes on sale in Australia to hundreds in line
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
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zynga (ZNGA) 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 …
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Christopher Zinsli / Venture Capital Dispatch:   Zynga Reveals Just How Much Power Mark Pincus Has
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, 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
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
MacBook Pros constrained, new models appear in Apple's inventory system  —  Apple's current line of MacBook Pros is heavily constrained with all models appearing to be nearly out of stock.  Don't fear, though, if you want a MacBook Pro because new models are right around the corner.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Geek.com and Electronista, Thanks:deancorp
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Khosla Venture's $1.05 Billion Fund  —  Venture-Capital Firm Plans to Invest in Clean Tech, Mobile Companies  —  Khosla Ventures, the venture-capital firm run by longtime Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, closed a $1.05 billion fund that ranks as one of the biggest new venture funds this year …
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:
Samsung and Google Reschedule Android Event for Oct. 19 in Hong Kong  —  Samsung and Google have rescheduled the Ice Cream Sandwich launch event that was to have taken place this past Tuesday.  The companies postponed the event in the wake of Steve Jobs's death.
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.
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.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Preparing another Round of FaceTime Innovations  —  On Oct 13, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a powerful group of seven Apple patents concerning the next round of FaceTime videoconferencing innovations.  Some of these innovations include new PIP controls …
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
The Windows 8 Task Manager … We are really excited to share some of the improvements we are making to the Task Manager in Windows 8.  Task Manager is one of the most widely used apps, and it has a long history.  It showed up in early versions of Windows as a simple utility to close …
Discussion: WinRumors, SlashGear, WinBeta and Neowin.net
 
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
US senators propose bill to require ‘accurate 4G information for consumers’
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
Apple giving employees extra paid time off this Thanksgiving for a job well done
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
Bloomberg:
KKR, Blackstone Said to Weigh Yahoo Takeover
Discussion: Business Insider and @ldignan
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mobile data traffic doubled in past 12 months
Discussion: Electronista and @mrinaldesai
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Rebtel's new iPhone VoIP app can hop between data/voice networks, a first
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and TechCrunch
Bloomberg:
‘Angry Birds’ Maker May Hold IPO in 2012, Mighty Eagle Says
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News and PE Hub Blog
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
RIM Says Service Back Globally After Outage
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
Discussion: CNET News and Fortune
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Apple prepping movie cloud service