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8:30 PM ET, October 19, 2011

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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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' biographer on 60 Minutes
Discussion: 9to5Mac, MacNN and iPhone
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs with memorial at 1 Infinite Loop [Video]
Discussion: Business Insider, Bits and 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 …
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 …
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Google confirms Nexus S will get Ice Cream Sandwich — for real this time (Gingerbread devices, too)
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Brin: “I'm Not A Social Person” But “Google+, I Instantly Found Compelling”  —  Google cofounder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at Web 2.0 Summit today, and in talking about Google Plus, he said despite not being social himself, he found the service compelling.
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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.
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 …
Eric Hautala / The Windows Blog:
Updates: Windows Phone 7.5 now available more broadly  —  Hello everyone.  When we kicked off the global rollout of Windows Phone 7.5, I told you we planned to balance quality with speed.  And for three weeks we've been watching quality while sending update notices to a growing fraction of phones.
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Apple's iPhone 4S Cracked Open, Money Spills Out  —  From the outside, Apple's iPhone 4S looks an awful lot like its predecessor, the iPhone 4.  Apple fans and investors were initially so disappointed when the phone turned out not to be a more revolutionary iPhone 5, the company's shares fell on October 4 …
Discussion: Electronista
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.
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.
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.
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] …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers developer preview of Roslyn compiler as a service  —  Summary: Microsoft has made available a test build of its “Roslyn” compiler as a service technology.  The final release will be some time after Visual Studio 2012, officials are now confirming.
Discussion: The Next Web and WinBeta
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 …
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 and The Next Web
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 …
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 …
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.
AVOS:
New Way to Rescue Bookmarks from Yahoo!  —  We have a few updates for anyone who still wants to get their bookmarks from the old Delicious.  —  There is now an easier method to rescue bookmarks from Yahoo! and import them to the new Delicious, which can be found here (when you're logged in) …
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: SEO by the Sea and Softpedia News
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Exclusive - Twitter looks at ex-Googler, others for board  —  (Reuters) - Microblogging service Twitter is looking for a director to bolster its board's business credentials and diversity, and candidates include a former Google Inc executive, a person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: MediaFile
 
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Jennifer Lynch / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
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