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11:35 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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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Cleaning...  This is going to be a problem:  —  (Screenshot by someone on Twitter two weeks ago.  I can't find the tweet now — sorry.)  —  Every iOS app has its own “home” directory where it can store files.  Every file and directory that an app puts there, except anything in a Caches or tmp directory …
Discussion: Daring Fireball and TiPb
The Coding Massacre:
HOW TO: Put Newsstand In A Folder On iOS 5 [Without Jailbreaking]  —  Why can't I put newsstand in a folder?  " Actually, you can!  I like every other Apple Device owner, was excited about iOS 5.  After installing it and getting everything set up, I was annoyed at the fact that Newsstand is not allowed to go in a folder.
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.
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.
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Electronista:
iPhone 4S goes on sale in Australia to hundreds in line
Dan Levine / Reuters:
U.S. judge says Samsung tablets do infringe Apple  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Samsung's Galaxy tablets do infringe Apple's iPad patents, but also said Apple might have a problem establishing the validity of its patents.  —  The comments from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh came …
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Steve Jobs patent enables Apple to shut down any new Android product in Australia
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: MacStories, TechCrunch, Redmond Pie and Geek.com, Thanks:deancorp
Christopher Zinsli / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Zynga Reveals Just How Much Power Mark Pincus Has  —  We already knew that Mark Pincus had considerable control over his online social-gaming company Zynga thanks to a multi-class stock structure.  Now we know exactly how much that voting power represents.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zynga (ZNGA) to play on Nasdaq
Hulu Blog:
Hulu Equity Owners Announce Decision To Terminate The Hulu Sale Process  —  The following is a joint statement from Hulu owners News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, The Walt Disney Company and the Hulu senior management team:  —  “Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value …
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 …
Discussion: Business Wire and PE Hub Blog
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Google Said to Be Planning an MP3 Store  —  Five months after it introduced a cloud music service with limited capabilities, Google is in negotiations with the major record labels to expand that service and also open an MP3 store that would compete with Apple and Amazon.
bitly Enterprise Blog:
Social Search  —  Today we're pleased to announce the beta launch of bitly's search platform and reputation monitoring service.  —  bitly shortens 80 million URLs every day, give or take a few.  Now, with our new search technology, we're crawling and classifying every URL we shorten to create …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
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Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Bitly Rolls Out Reputation-Monitoring Tool and Social-Search Product
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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Video: Mitt Romney on how he tried to hire Steve Ballmer  —  (Post updated with excerpts from Romney's remarks on free trade.)  —  I'm over in Redmond this afternoon to hear Mitt Romney, one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, talk about trade and business issues …
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 …
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.
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: Mashable! and @nowever, Thanks:ilamont
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.
Garrett / StumbleUpon Blog:
20 Million Stumblers!  —  We are excited to announce that StumbleUpon has just reached 20 million members!  We've come a long way over the last few years, and I wanted to thank all of our Stumblers for helping us get to this point.  What started as a Firefox extension has now become available …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
 
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Twitter's VP Engineering Mike Abbott Departs
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Exclusive: Spotify now has 250,000 paying U.S. users: sources
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Q4 earnings call set for October 18th
Discussion: MacNN and Apple
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Britons leave internet passwords in wills
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
Discussion: TiPb, AppleInsider and MacGeneration
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Preparing another Round of FaceTime Innovations
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Wants Us To Blog About Yahoo News, Promises SEO Boost In Return
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
You Can Now Connect Your YouTube & Google Plus Accounts
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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft inks Android, Chrome deal with Quanta
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Dell World: Dell gearing up to launch Windows 8 devices as Android disappoints
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