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10:05 AM ET, October 19, 2011

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Paul Miller / This is my next:
Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ official: release in November, SDK available today (updated with screenshots)  —  Alongside a new flagship handset (check out our hands-on with the Galaxy Nexus!), Google is announcing an all-new version of its Android OS.  Codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Google's Andy Rubin Live at AsiaD  —  At AllThingsD, we like to eat our dessert first.  —  That's why we're kicking off AsiaD with a little Ice Cream Sandwich.  Google mobile chief Andy Rubin is taking the stage with Walt Mossberg to talk about the future of Android, just hours after unwrapping the latest version here in Hong Kong.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Google confirms Nexus S will get Ice Cream Sandwich — for real this time (Gingerbread devices, too)  —  Okay, so we've already seen Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Nexus S, but that was decidedly... unofficial.  We've just heard straight from Google's Gabe Cohen that the Nexus S will definitely be getting ICS.
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Exclusive: Matias Duarte on the philosophy of Android, and an in-depth look at Ice Cream Sandwich  —  I'm sitting in an anonymous, fluorescently-lit office on the Google campus where the Android team is situated, a surprisingly bare setting that seems to clash with the rest of the company's, multi-colored, neo-hippie aesthetic.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown  —  While hardware junkies like myself may have spent the past few weeks drooling over the Galaxy Nexus, the onstage demo of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich proves that the software powering the device is just as impressive (if not a little moreso).
Brad Molen / Engadget:
HTC: We're reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich and determining our plans  —  Samsung was awarded a precious head start in its upgrade path to Android 4.0, but how will its competition respond?  HTC may have one of the most difficult jobs ahead, since it has integrated its Sense UI so deeply …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich to feature ‘Face Unlock’
Discussion: Engadget
Lee Youkyung / Yonhap News Agency:
Galaxy Nexus designed to bypass Apple patents: Samsung mobile chief  —  The Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first handset built using a new version of the Android system called “ice cream sandwich,” is designed to bypass potential legal attacks from Apple Inc., the mobile chief of Samsung Electronics Co. said.
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Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich: pictures, video, and hands-on  —  Samsung may have been the one to launch and produce it, but the Galaxy Nexus is all about Google and its latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.  This 4.65-inch smartphone is loaded with a fundamentally new operating system …
Mike Rundle / Flyosity:
Android's Touch Responsiveness Is Terrible
Discussion: Engadget
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Galaxy Nexus versus the competition: by the numbers
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  CUPERTINO, California—October 18, 2011—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.62 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share.
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Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
China is now Apple's second-most important market
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's cash hoard grows to $81B with two-thirds of it offshore
Discussion: memeburn
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's just-okay quarter in charts
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:fromedome
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After A Rare Miss, Apple Predicts Record iPhone, iPad Sales And Hints At A $40 Billion Quarter
Discussion: MacStories
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
GMusic Unites Google Music with Apple iOS
Discussion: Business Insider and Lifehacker
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft's Ballmer Bashes Android, Google Apps, iPhone: Web 2.0 Summit  —  Table of Contents:  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer rocked the house here at the Web 2.0 Summit Oct. 18, bashing Google Apps, Android and yes, even Apple's hallowed iPhone.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook power users ‘have gone to Google+ and Twitter’  —  Facebook's biggest threat is that its ‘power users’ have gone to Twitter or Google+, one of its founding investors and former president has said.  —  Sean Parker, managing partner of Founders Fund, speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco
David Coursey / Forbes:
How Dropbox Will Die  —  Dropbox, the online file system, may be “tech's hottest startup” but that does not mean the company will survive.  —  There is always a “ hottest startup” in tech and in most cases the level of heat is almost inversely proportional to likelihood of lasting success.
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Google steps up its privacy game, launches Good To Know  —  With today's news about Google's new search encryption default, it's easy to miss Google's new privacy and personal data control resource center, Good To Know.  —  Google quietly published Good To Know yesterday.
Discussion: PC World
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Blurb Launches $1.99 iPad eBook Publishing Service  —  Online book publishing service Blurb today launched a new way to publish collections of photos - as an eBook for the iPad.  The new eBooks come in templated or custom two-page layouts, which readers can swipe through, search the text of and zoom into full resolution images.
Discussion: Blurberati Blog and Electronista
The Official Google Blog:
Designing an infinite digital bookcase  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Code blog)  —  As digital designers, we often think about how to translate traditional media into a virtual space.  Recently, we thought about the bookcase.  What would it look like if it was designed to hold digital books?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Lets You Spin Up A Supercomputer Cluster  —  Thousands of companies from Dropbox to Netflix rely on Amazon Web Services to provide storage and computing in the cloud.  Amazon's cloud computing offerings range from storage to on-demand computing cycles.
Discussion: GigaOM
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Caught Between Two Conferences  —  Two technology conferences, two blocks away from each other in San Francisco, were two worlds apart.  —  On Tuesday, the Web 2.0 Summit and Research In Motion's developer conference explored the future of the Internet and mobile technologies.
Discussion: @digiphile
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed  —  Well, Rovio doesn't need much of an introduction: It's the company behind the now ubiquitous game that features everybody's favorite affronted and chafed birds.  Back in September, a whopping month and a half ago …
Discussion: Mashable!, Pulse2, VG247, Kotaku and CNET News
 
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Facebook CTO Bret Taylor talks mobile web, apps and Apple negotiations
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
AngelPad's Third Demo Day: Fifteen Startups Take Flight
Leila Abboud / Reuters:
Music streaming site Deezer to launch in 100 countries
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft idea: Search the Internet like a celebrity
Discussion: Computerworld
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Bookstores Drop Comics After Amazon Deal With DC
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Europe's Square iZettle Raises $11 Million For Mobile Payments Technology
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ben Horowitz: “Facebook Is The Best-Run Company In Technology”
Discussion: The New Persuaders
Larry Magid / CNET News:
An interview with Siri (podcast)
Dan Auerbach / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Gets Straight Privacy Answers From Amazon About New “Silk” Tablet Browser
Discussion: TechPinions, SlashGear and ReadWriteWeb
Timelines.com:
Why we are suing Facebook and a request for help
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
PlayStation Vita Will Debut In US And Europe On February 22
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins a Key Patent for a Multi-Touch In-Plane Switching Display
Discussion: IntoMobile and BGR
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mary Meeker's 2011 Presentation On Internet Trends [Slides]
Discussion: AllThingsD, Tech in Asia, Digits and CNET News, Thanks:alexia
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Michael Dell On His Infamous 'I'd Shut Down Apple' Quote: “My Answer Was Largely Misconstrued.”
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