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6:05 PM ET, October 19, 2011

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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.
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Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
Motorola RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update coming early 2012  —  Motorola has revealed that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola RAZR will be pushed out OTA at the beginning of 2012.  —  The Motorola RAZR was announced on Tuesday at a New York event for the Verizon network in the US …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
HTC: We're reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich and determining our plans
Discussion: Electronista and Pocket-lint
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple receives more than 1 million Steve Jobs tributes, creates new ‘Remembering Steve’ page  —  When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away, Apple immediately paid its own tribute to its talismanic leader by posting a memorial page on its website, also asking those that wanted to pay …
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Reuters:
Apple stores close, windows covered with sheets  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc closed its stores across the United States on Wednesday for several hours to commemorate co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on October 5.  —  Apple's retail stores were shuttered with its signature tall glass windows covered …
Discussion: Electronista
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs with memorial at 1 Infinite Loop [Video]  —  Apple today paid tribute to its founder and visionary CEO Steve Jobs with a memorial celebration in the amphitheater at its headquarters, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA.  —  Employees gathered by the thousands …
Discussion: Bits, 9to5Mac and Reuters
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' biographer on 60 Minutes
Discussion: 9to5Mac
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.
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Google Mobile Boss Andy Rubin on Apple, Microsoft and Tablets  —  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 …
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
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Nokia 800 Windows Phone's Three Colors Revealed  —  Besides adopting much of its design language from the “boutique” N9, it now looks like the upcoming Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7 will also come in the same trio of colors as its Meego-powered linemate.  New imagery, which gives us the best look yet …
Phil Mui / Google Analytics Blog:
Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow  —  Many of you have shared with us difficulties you've experienced when using traditional path analysis tools.  For instance, many of these tools don't sensibly group related visitor paths and pages, and segmentation analysis can be difficult.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Activates iTunes Match Setting in iOS 5, Suggesting Imminent Launch  —  While Apple launched iOS 5 and iCloud last week, the company pushed back the debut of its paid iTunes Match service in the United States until the “end of October”.  While iTunes Match had been in beta testing …
Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Lytro plenoptic light-field camera pre-orders begin today at $399, devices ship in 2012 (video)  —  What if you had a camera whose images could be re-focused minutes, days or years after the shot, or viewed in 3D?  That's what a company called Lytro promises you'll get in this tiny little box for just $399.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shows Your IP Address  —  One way to find your IP address is to search for [my ip] using Google and click the top search result.  Now it's no longer necessary to go to the first result because Google answers your questions and shows your IP.  You can use: [my ip], [my ip address] …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Driven By PayPal, eBay Q3 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $3 Billion; Net Income Up 18 Percent To $628M  —  eBay reported third quarter earnings today, which were in-line with Wall Street expectations.  Revenue for the third quarter increased 32% to $3 billion, compared to the same period of 2010.
Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
Digg Founder Rose Shows Oink Social Tool  —  Oink, one of the first products from Kevin Rose's startup, promises to help you find good things—from wine to roller coasters.  —  Kevin Rose, founder of the popular social site Digg, announced and demonstrated Oink, one of the first products …
Discussion: CNET News, The Next Web and TechCrunch
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Bad Siri!  She'll let anyone use a locked iPhone 4S  —  The voice-activated feature on the new iPhone 4S will let anyone use the phone to send e-mails and text messages and make calls even if it is passcode locked, security firm Sophos revealed today and CNET has confirmed.  —  Try it.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Google's Andy Rubin on Apple After Steve Jobs  —  What will become of Apple without Steve Jobs, its charismatic founder?  Might it lose its way or its edge following Jobs's death?  —  Google mobile kingpin Andy Rubin doesn't think so.  —  During a Wednesday evening interview at AsiaD …
Emily Boyd / Remember The Milk:
We taught Siri to add tasks to Remember The Milk  —  From the moment we tried Siri on our shiny new iPhone 4S, we knew we had to teach Siri to add tasks to Remember The Milk.  —  A few caffeine-fuelled days later, and we're super excited to announce that we've done just that!
The Korea Herald:
Samsung heir, Apple chief discuss long-term parts cooperation  —  As Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. wage legal battles across the world, two of their top executives have met to discuss long-term parts cooperation and maintaining existing partnerships.
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) …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Game Changer?  Federated Media Lands Key Deal with WordPress  —  Right now, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, two local companies, Automattic - which powers the popular blog platform Wordpress — and the digital media and ad network Federated Media, are taking the wraps off a major partnership.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 4S Coming to U.S. Regional Carrier C Spire Wireless  —  While Sprint made waves in becoming the third U.S. carrier to offer the iPhone with the launch of the iPhone 4S, it appears that Apple will be broadening distribution even further to include smaller carriers as well.
Sarah Clark / NFC World:
NJ Transit to enable Google Wallet users to buy tickets with NFC  —  New Jersey Transit has become the first public transportation operator to announce plans to enable travellers to pay for fares with Google Wallet-enabled NFC phones.  —  NJ Transit is to enable travellers to pay for their fares …
Wall Street Journal:
Private-Equity Firms Circling Yahoo  —  Private-equity firms are knee-deep in work on a potential buyout of Yahoo Inc., which has been weighing its strategic options in recent weeks.  —  Almost every major U.S. private-equity firm, including Silver Lake Partners, Blackstone Group, TPG Capital …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Deal Journal
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Variation on Mac trojan disables built-in OS X malware protections  —  The anti-malware protections that are built into Mac OS X could be at risk thanks to a newer Mac trojan.  The trojan in question, Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C, was discovered by researchers at F-Secure …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Trial postponed in Oracle patent suit vs Google  —  (Reuters) - Oracle and Google will not square off in a high stakes patent trial by the end of October as a U.S. judge on Wednesday formally vacated the trial date.  —  The decision by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, announced in a hearing, had been expected.
Discussion: Bloomberg and FOSS Patents
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Completes Global Organic Transition To Bing (Except Korea)  —  Twenty months later, Yahoo and Bing have announced the completion of the organic (algorithmic) transition from Yahoo powered search results to Bing powered search results globally, with the exception of Korea.
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Plans Scaled-Back IPO  —  Groupon Inc. plans an initial public offering of less than 10% of the discount deal company at a valuation of less than $12.5 billion in light of recent market volatility and the company's missteps, according to people familiar with the deal.
Yosem / Diaspora*:
How Diaspora* Found Its Tiger Stripe in the Midst of a Paypal Fiasco  —  We want to update you on the whole PayPal fiasco.  We have good news and bad news, but after the day we've all had, why don't we start with the good news?  —  So the good news is... actually, the GREAT news …
 
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Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
China is now Apple's second-most important market
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Google steps up its privacy game, launches Good To Know
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