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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.
Electronista:
iPhone 4S goes on sale in Australia to hundreds in line  —  iPhone 4S now on sale in first countries  —  Australia as is often case has had the distinction of being the first for an Apple launch in carrying the iPhone 4S.  Apple's flagship Sydney store showed that demand hadn't tapered for the new model …
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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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: MacNN and TiPb
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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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Samsung Lawyer Cannot Tell Samsung Tablet From Apple iPad
Discussion: The Register and InfoWorld
Microsoft:
Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype  —  Microsoft and Skype will empower people and businesses to connect in new ways.  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT") has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.à r.l.  Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype …
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Tony Bates / The Big Blog:
Tony Bates Weighs in on Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype
Discussion: TechNet Blogs
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Why Hulu's Owners Couldn't Find A Buyer
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.
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.
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
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 …
Lisa M. Krieger / Mercury News:
Stanford unveils spectacular proposal for opening a campus in New York City.  —  It's already got palm trees, sunshine and some of the sharpest minds in Silicon Valley.  What else could Stanford possibly want?  —  A big, enthusiastic bite out of the Big Apple.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Twitter's VP Engineering Mike Abbott Departs  —  According to sources close to the situation, Twitter VP of Engineering Mike Abbott has left the company.  —  He is apparently interested in doing more investing.  —  [UPDATE: Twitter confirmed the departure in a statement …
Discussion: The Next Web
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: TechCrunch, AdAge and ReadWriteWeb
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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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
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Preparing another Round of FaceTime Innovations
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