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11:05 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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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).
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 and Android and Me
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  —  China isn't just the place Apple manufactures products.  It's now the country that delivers the most revenue for the company after the U.S. Over the last year, Apple and its executives have emphasized China and its surrounding areas as an important part of its sales strategy.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's cash hoard grows to $81B with two-thirds of it offshore
Discussion: Computerworld and memeburn
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat:
Apple Misses on Earnings, Revenue, iPhone Sales, Stock Tanks
Discussion: Examiner
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's just-okay quarter in charts
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:fromedome
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.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Music Store - “With a Twist” - Coming Soon, Says Android Boss  —  Google worked for a long time to get a music store/service up and running with the blessing of the big music labels.  But last spring all of that broke down, so Google launched a cloud-based music locker on its own.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:   Google's Andy Rubin on Apple After Steve Jobs
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) …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Facebook CTO Bret Taylor talks mobile web, apps and Apple negotiations  —  Says social network's expansion of its applications platform to mobile will boost social discovery of apps  —  Facebook's launch of its mobile applications platform has been an exercise in diplomacy.
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
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: Lifehacker
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.
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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
GMusic Unites Google Music with Apple iOS  —  People carp about Apple's rules about which apps can or can't be allowed into iTunes, and with good reason.  Much of the allure of personal computers is that they let users decide what they want to install.  Apple's total control …
Discussion: Business Insider and Lifehacker
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?
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Bookstores Drop Comics After Amazon Deal With DC  —  The tablet wars have begun.  Superheroes are the prize — or perhaps the victim.  —  Amazon, seeking to make its coming Kindle Fire tablet as appealing as possible, negotiated a deal with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to a hundred popular graphic novels.
 
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