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10:25 PM ET, October 17, 2011

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Apple:
iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million  —  Apple® today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone® 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14.  In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world's most advanced mobile operating system …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 4S Sales Now Reservation-Only at Apple Retail Stores in U.S. and Canada  —  Apple has updated its “how to buy” page for the iPhone 4S to note that Apple retail stores in the United States and Canada are now selling the device on a reservation-only basis.
Jared Newman / PC World:
Early iPhone 4S Problems  —  According to Apple, the iPhone 4S is selling very, very well.  But not everyone is having a smooth experience with Apple's latest handset.  A handful of issues are causing problems for a subset of users.  —  Here's a rundown on some early iPhone 4S issues:
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID RAZR Revealed Early from Teaser Site  —  We talked earlier this morning about Moto's new teaser site from the DROID RAZR that will slowly be revealed up until launch.  Well, we discovered the image early...spoiler alert?  It matches up to all of the previous leaks we have seen …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Sean Parker: Yes, My New Startup Is Called Airtime  —  The Web 2.0 Summit kicked off today.  —  Mark Pincus was supposed to kick it off, but canceled on Friday.  Presumably that's because of concerns over the company's IPO period.  —  Instead the irrepressible Sean Parker took …
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Sean Parker on Facebook: “There's good creepy and there's bad creepy”
Discussion: The New Persuaders
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Introducing Instapaper 4.0 for iPad and iPhone  —  The iPhone reading screens also no longer show the top status bar by default (but there's an option to put it back).  This gives a larger, less distracting reading area without sacrificing easy access to the toolbar or annoying customers with finicky full-screen tap modes.
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
4chan's Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong  —  Chris Poole delivered the most powerful 10 minutes of Web philosophy of the afternoon at Web 2.0.  The man formerly known as moot - founder of anonymous image sharing den 4chan and its new, better-lit cousin, Canvas …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Digits, GigaOM and VentureBeat
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Skype founders gunning for Netflix with Vdio  —  Updated.  With Skype's sale to Microsoft finally sealed, one might wonder: What are Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the European serial entrepreneurs that have founded KaZaA, Skype, Joost and Rdio, up to next?
Spencer Spinnell / The Official Google Blog:
More Google Wallet merchants are live.  Now you can pay AND save in a single tap.  —  We're hearing from people at check-out counters throughout the country that paying with your phone is a little like magic.  Just look at the ecstatic reaction on the faces of our friends who made their first Google Wallet purchases last Thursday.
Tim Moynihan / PC World:
Smartphone Camera Battle: iPhone 4S vs. the Android Elite  —  The iPhone 4S offers better camera specs than previous iPhones, but does it capture better-looking stills and videos than the best Android phones?  Let's find out.  —  By now, you've probably heard rumblings about why point …
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Price of Bitcoin Still Dropping, Falls Below the Price of Mining  —  The price of Bitcoin continues to drop by about a dollar every week to ten days, currently settling at about $2.80 USD, and Bitcoin enthusiasts are starting to get worried.  “I am not trying to cause a panic here …
Discussion: Gawker and Gawker
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
HTC loses early U.S. decision vs Apple  —  (Reuters) - Taiwan's HTC Corp lost a patent infringement complaint filed against Apple Inc in a preliminary decision at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday.  —  An ITC administrative law judge found “no violation” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Gorgeous Photos, Tablet Browsing: 500px Debuts New iPad App  —  Toronto-based photography community 500px, the Flickr alternative which recently raised $525,000 in Series A, is now available on the iPad in app format.  The new app includes all the feeds you would find on the site …
Discussion: GigaOM
Ron Amadeo / Android Police:
[Exclusive] The Ice Cream Sandwich Gallery Is Likely Getting A Built-In Photo Editor; We've Got The Feature List  —  Google is working on building a photo editor into the Android Gallery.  That much we're certain about - we've got the icons for it.  It's not 100% confirmed that this will actually ship …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Puts Disney, News Corp. in New Quandary  —  Now that big media companies have decided not to sell online-video venture Hulu LLC, they have to figure out what to do with it.  —  News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Providence Equity Partners LLC said late last week that they were abandoning efforts …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AmEx Leads $12 Million Round In Clickable, Which Wants To “Become The AdWords Of Social”  —  When it comes to managing search and social marketing campaigns, Clickable is cementing its position across a broad spectrum of marketers, especially small and medium sized businesses.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
UberMedia launches Twitter/Digg/Reddit/Facebook clone Chime.in  —  UberMedia CEO Bill Gross isn't dodging the fact that his latest app, Chime.in, is a patchwork of other successful apps.  —  “It's an amalgam of blogging and Reddit and Facebook — there's aspects of each in there,” he told VentureBeat in a phone interview last week.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Hold on to your pants: Microsoft ‘PocketTouch’ enables device input through fabric  —  Microsoft researchers have come up with a way to make devices sensitive to touch input through fabric — for silencing a phone or even entering text without taking the device out of a pocket or bag.
Electronista:
Pollution concerns force shutdown at MacBook Air supplier  —  Shipments will ‘inevitably be affected’  —  Metal casing supplier Catcher Technology has partially shutdown a plant in eastern China, following environmental complaints made to the local government by area residents, says the Wall Street Journal.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Ceglia told lawyer to ignore Facebook court order: filing  —  (Reuters) - The New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's stake in the social networking company told his lawyer not to comply with a court order to turn over email data, a court filing shows.
Discussion: @fedcourtjunkie and Pulse2
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's plan for bringing its BI tools to iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices  —  Summary: Microsoft outlined its mobile BI roadmap, which includes support for Microsoft business intelligence tools on iOS, Android and Windows 8 over the next year-plus.  —  While Microsoft's coming Hadoop …
Discussion: The Next Web
Eric Enge / Stone Temple Consulting:
Search Algorithms with Google Director of Research Peter Norvig  —  Peter Norvig is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery.  At Google Inc he was Director of Search Quality, responsible for the core web search algorithms from 2002-2005 …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Adobe Releases Adobe Reader for iOS  —  Adobe today released its popular Adobe Reader PDF reading application for iOS devices; the software, available for free on the App Store, runs natively on the iPhone and iPad as a universal app.  Back in August, Adobe released CreatePDF for iOS …
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Citigroup CEO targeted by hackers over protest arrests
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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U.S. Debated Cyberwarfare in Attack Plan on Libya
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Accused LulzSec hacker pleads not guilty in Sony breach
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's R&D spending hits bottom as percentage of revenue
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Scott Hanselman:
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