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Ben Rudolph / The Windows Blog:
First Look: AT&T's new HTC TITAN, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash  —  Just a few minutes ago at the All Things D Asia conference, Windows Phone President Andy Lees gave the world its first look at AT&T's new lineup of new Windows Phones.  We talked speeds and feeds on the blog a few weeks ago …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Andy Lees: Nokia will announce ‘its Windows Phones’ at Nokia World
Discussion: LiveSide.net and Neowin.net
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 …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' biographer on 60 Minutes
Discussion: MacNN, VentureBeat, iPhone and 9to5Mac
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs with memorial at 1 Infinite Loop [Video]
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple receives more than 1 million Steve Jobs tributes, creates new ‘Remembering Steve’ page
Wall Street Journal:
Silver Lake, Microsoft and Canada Pension Plan Mulling Bid for 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 …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang: There Are Plenty of Options Beyond Sale  —  Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang said on Thursday that the company's board continues its strategic review process, but that there are a number of options beyond just selling the company.  —  “The intent going in is not to put ourselves for sale,” Yang said, speaking at AsiaD.
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Bidders balk at Yahoo's “no cross talk” provision: sources
Discussion: Electronista
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Android Chief Says Your Phone Should Not Be Your Assistant  —  Andy Rubin thinks there is a lot of potential for phones to be more useful companions, but says he is not interested in turning Android devices into personal assistants.  —  “I don't believe that your phone should be an assistant …
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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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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
If You Sold Your Apple Stock Today, You're An Idiot  —  Before I begin, two points:  —  1) I do not own any Apple stock.  I have absolutely no interest in whether the stock goes up or down.  —  2) One can make an argument that there may be other reasons to sell Apple's stock now (namely …
Discussion: asymco and techeblog.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS' Jonney Shih unveils Transformer Prime Android tablet: 10-inch, 8.3mm, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3  —  Whoa, Nelly!  ASUS head honcho Jonney Shih just revealed the “next-generation Transformer tablet” here at AsiaD!  It's the same one that we saw teased just yesterday …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Randi Zuckerberg, on Her Own Now  —  “WHO wants a tequila shot?”  Randi Zuckerberg shouted over the thump of “Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears's breakup anthem.  —  It was nearly midnight on a rainy Wednesday in September, and more than a dozen friends gathered by Ms. Zuckerberg …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
Bill Nguyen: The Boy In The Bubble  —  Bill Nguyen launches startups with haste, never researches the competition, and makes the same mistakes “again and again.”  So why do people keep giving him so much money?  —  What Bill Nguyen lacks in size at a wispy 135 pounds he makes up for in energy.
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
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.
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: Examiner, Electronista and AppleInsider
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Accel, Redpoint Put $24M Into Online Video Network Infrastructure Startup Qwilt  —  Qwilt, the provider of network video-infrastructure technology, has raised $24 million in two rounds of funding from Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Crescent Point Group, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser and other investors.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Path, The Social Sharing Service With The 150 Friend Limit, Now Has 1 Million Users  —  Social mobile photo-sharing service Path now has more than 1 million users, says its founder Dave Morin.  —  That's up from 500,000 people in early June.  —  Path forces users to limit their social networks …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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
 
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LiveSide.net:
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Arpita Mukherjee / Reuters:
Amazon.com to enter Japanese e-book market: report
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
ARM launches ultra-power-efficient processing
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