October 5, 2012, 12:05 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 …
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.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's new iOS 6 Maps support automatic offline use for a wide area  —  Vector maps in iOS 6 are so efficient that Apple can cache a very large surrounding area for offline browsing and GPS navigation under Airplane Mode or when traveling outside of data coverage.  —  Going offline with vector maps
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 …
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Updating our built-in apps for Windows 8 … As we get close to the general availability (GA) of Windows 8, there are many things that the Windows team and other teams at Microsoft have been doing to get ready.  Of course, the most important thing has been working with PC makers to help …
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.
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 …
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Pigeon power: French startups force government into retreat over equity tax  —  When François Hollande won the French presidency in May, the country's startup community was quick to strike a note of caution.  Hollande had campaigned on high taxes for the rich, and he indeed went …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga Lowering Full-Year Results Again; Recording Huge Negative for OMGPOP  —  Zynga is reporting preliminary third-quarter results today, but it won't do much to comfort investors who were already growing wary of the company's prospects.  —  The social games company says that the third quarter …
Ann-Christine Diaz / AdAge:
Behind Facebook's Emotional Ad From Wieden & Kennedy  —  Portland Shop Named Agency of Record For Social Network  —  Today, Faceboook announced that it had reached its billion-user milestone, and to celebrate, it has launched a poetic film from its agency of record, Wieden & Kennedy in Portland, Ore.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup  —  Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service.  And he's not done yet.  —  Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems …

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