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2:35 PM ET, October 3, 2011

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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone  —  (Reuters) - Tim Cook finally gets his chance to stride out from under Steve Jobs' shadow, and he could not have picked a better time or device to mark his unofficial debut as Apple Inc's CEO.  —  The latest generation of the iPhone …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Can the iPhone bring sexy back?  —  With more than 128 million iPhones sold since 2007, the device's ubiquity has created a marketing and design challenge for Apple Inc.: how to wow consumers in a maturing smartphone market where many alternatives …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple will NOT stream tomorrow's iPhone event
Discussion: BaltTech, TechCrunch and App Advice
Jeffrey Veen / The Typekit Blog:
Adobe acquires Typekit  —  Just a few moments ago, Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage at their annual MAX conference and explained the company's Creative Cloud strategy.  Part of that announcement is very big news for us: Typekit has been acquired by Adobe.  —  We are thrilled.
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Andre Charland / Andre's Blog:
Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe  —  Today we're excited to announce that we have entered into a definitive agreement with Adobe Systems Incoporated for Nitobi, including PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build.  Here's the news:  —  Adobe Announces Agreement to Acquire Nitobi, Creator of PhoneGap
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Co-Founder of Siri: Assistant launch is a “World-Changing Event” (Interview)  —  On Tuesday, Apple will change the way humans interact with electronic devices.  All over again.  —  Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday will be Assistant, Apple's evolution of the Siri Personal Assistant Software.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany  —  Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories.  Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries, fueling speculation …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Rhapsody to acquire Napster (scoop)  —  Rhapsody, one of the older subscription music services, has now made it official.  The company has acquired Napster subscribers and other assets from Best Buy, the companies said today.  In a deal that CNET first reported, Rhapsody has acquired Napster's subscribers …
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tweet Science  —  Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes.  Is this asking too much of even the world's best technologists?
Bloomberg:
Google's Schmidt Says Acquisition of Motorola Won't ‘Screw Up’ Android  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said the $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. may spur competition among phone makers using its Android software, and the company won't play favorites with its partners.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Judge Refuses To Halt Facebook's Timeline; Spills New Details  —  A federal judge refused late on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order to Timelines.com, a Chicago company that says Facebook's timeline service may “eliminate” it.  In return, Facebook has promised to limit access for now and to hold back on a full launch.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPo at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, which says it has topped one billion page views for the month of August, has bought an online grassroots platform called Localocracy.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Murdoch's Tablet Newspaper Experiment The Daily Shows Some Promise  —  IPad-only Pub Has 120,000 Active Weekly Readers and Is Getting a Boost From Burgeoning Device Market, But Is Still a Long Way From Viable Biz  —  Can you build a general-news publication exclusively for tablets and gain an audience of paying subscribers?
David DiSalvo / Forbes:
The Fall of Kodak: A Tale of Disruptive Technology and Bad Business  —  I grew up in a Kodak family.  My grandfather worked in the photography dark rooms of a Kodak production facility in Rochester, New York for better than 30 years.  My father was a supervisor at Kodak headquarters in downtown Rochester …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Microsoft axes Zune hardware to focus on software and services  —  Microsoft has removed references to all Zune hardware from the official Zune website, signaling the final nail in the coffin for the media player that failed to gain traction against Apple's iPod lineup.
Discussion: Gizmodo, WinRumors and Softpedia News
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon's Stumbles May Force Company to Pare Back Size of Public Offering  —  Groupon Inc., the largest online- coupon site, may have to settle for a smaller initial public offering as management gaffes, restated results and regulatory scrutiny leave investors leery of owning the stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Business Insider
ABCNEWS:
ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance  —  Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, and ABC News today announced they will join forces to launch a strategic online news alliance that will deliver content to more than 100 million U.S. users each month.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously  —  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola.  —  Defending the decision …
Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses to RIM in India Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers.  —  Apple, which will introduce a new iPhone version tomorrow, ships fewer handsets …
Agam Shah / PC World:
Adapteva Aims 64-core Chip at Tablets, Smartphones  —  Smartphones and tablets are demanding more computing power, and chip company Adapteva hopes to bring server-type performance to the devices with a chip it is announcing on Monday.  —  The Epiphany IV chip packs 64 cores …
BBC:
HTC ‘investigating’ security flaw uncovered by blogger  —  The flaw is believed to affect several models, including the EVO 3D released eariler this year  —  HTC is investigating claims that a security flaw in several of its mobile phones means personal information is being exposed.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Takes Page From Sunday Newspaper With New ‘Circulars’ Internet Ads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is on a quest to make Internet advertising look more like the Sunday paper.  —  The online-search giant is working with advertisers such as Best Buy Co. and Macy's Inc. (M) to create Web-based circulars …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
New Myspace Owners Set to Finally Unveil Their Strategy Today  —  Specific Media plans to finally describe its plans for former social Web star Myspace as part of Advertising Week in New York on Monday.  But instead of a press conference or a product launch, the company will be addressing …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Attention Shoppers: Coupons.com Grabs $30M in Funding From Greylock  —  Among the hot and hyped Web 2.0 scene, not many would pick out 13-year-old digital promotions site, Coupons.com.  —  But, on the heels of a recent $200 million funding — which valued the quiet Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: VatorNews
Brian Oliver Bennett / LAPTOP Magazine:
T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up To Offer $30 No Contract 4G Data  —  The battle for pre-paid smartphone customers is heating up.  Clearly an effort to counter Sprint and Virgin Mobile's rock bottom cellular service, wireless carrier T-Mobile and mega retailer Walmart announced plans to provide fast 4G data for a low $30 monthly fee.
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to ‘Bet the Company’ on iPhone
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘Diggnation,’ Popular Web Talk Show, to End in December
Om Malik / Om.Is.Me:
TheWireCutter Launches. Congrats & Welcome Back, Brian Lam
Discussion: The Wirecutter and The Awl
Brian / The Tech Erra:
Apple to allow iOS app rentals soon?
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Bloomberg:
Alipay's Transfer Sowed Doubt in China Internet Companies, Renren CEO Says
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Whatever Happened to the iPad Rivals of 2010?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Debut Zillabyte To Let Business Users Easily Analyze Big Data
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal On Barriers To Google Wallet: Mass Adoption Of NFC Is Years Away
Discussion: Telegraph and Search Engine Land
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle commits to ‘parallel everything’ architecture for Exadata, Exalogic