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October 5, 2012, 5:05 PM

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Élyse Betters / 9to5Mac:
Apple remembers Steve Jobs on anniversary of his passing  —  A message from Tim Cook, Apple's CEO Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us.  I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.
Robert Scoble / BBC:
Viewpoint: Steve Jobs is missed by Silicon Valley  —  Steve Jobs died on 5 October 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer  —  Steve Jobs is still missed.  —  You hear it on stages, like when Marc Benioff, chief executive and co-founder of Salesforce, urged 90,000 attendees …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
The ghost of Jobs: Apple's challenge to decide “what would Steve do?”  —  Counter-clockwise from the left, Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive, Tim Cook, a Foxconn worker, the iPhone 5.  —  Aurich Lawson  —  In August 2011, Apple underwent a major corporate change as CEO Steve Jobs stepped …
modaco.com:
EXCLUSIVE: More details on LG's forthcoming Nexus  —  More details are starting to appear about the forthcoming LG Nexus device!  Some of which are, well, rather shocking.  —  Although it's still not known whether it will be the ONLY Nexus to get a release, various sources are starting to fill us in on the specs.
Reuters:
Motorola wins German patent case against Microsoft  —  (Reuters) - Mobile phone maker Motorola achieved a rare victory against software giant Microsoft in a patent case before a German court on Friday, the latest in a wave of patent lawsuits by technology firms fighting over market share.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the Ad Tech Guys Are Going Nuts About Facebook Exchange, and Why That Matters  —  This summer, Facebook launched its own ad exchange.  If you're in the ad tech world, that's a really big deal.  —  And the rest of you have probably never heard of it.  That's in part because Facebook itself hasn't said much about it.
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs  —  Joe Lockhart, Vice President of global communications at Facebook, has left the company, AllThingsD has learned.  —  His departure comes nearly 15 months after he first joined the company in July of last year, where he worked alongside of Marne Levine …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Elizabeth Weil Joins Andreessen As Partner, Will Be In Charge Of Social  —  Andreessen Horowitz continues building its arsenal.  Days after the announcement that the firm had invested $15 million in innovative hip hop annotations startup Rap Genius, we learn that it's hired Elizabeth Weil away from Twitter.
More: The Next Web, AllThingsD and PandoDailyTweets: @elizabethThanks:@alexia
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung posts $7.3 billion third-qurter profit, this quarter will be tougher  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics reported a record quarterly profit of $7.3 billion, nearly double last year's figure, as strong sales of high-end TVs and Galaxy smartphones more than offset reduced orders for chips …
LAPTOP Magazine:
Foxconn Workers Striking Over iPhone 5 Workload, Group Says  —  Three to four thousand workers on the iPhone 5 production line at Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant have gone on strike, according to a report from China Labor Watch.  In a press release issued this afternoon, Li Qiang …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Sony pauses Xperia Tablet S sales due to water resistance defect [Update]  —  A waterproofing defect has caused Sony to halt sales of its Xperia Tablet S, Reuters reported on Friday, citing local news outlet Jiji (translation).  The issue compromises the water resistant properties of the device …

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