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5:40 AM ET, October 5, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Launches iPhone 4S, iOS 5 & iCloud  —  iPhone 4S Features Dual-Core A5 Chip, All New Camera, Full 1080p HD Video Recording & Introduces Siri  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip …
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Peter Cohen / The Loop:
iPhone 4S, with dual-core processor and Siri, coming Oct. 14  —  Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 4S.  The new phone comes out on Friday, October 14, 2011 and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.  Carrier-subsidized prices in the US are $199, $299 and $399 respectively.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple will now give you up to $200 for your old iPhone 4  —  Shuddering at the thought of paying for that new iPhone 4S?  Shudder no more.  Apple, via its Reuse and Recycle program, is offering up to $200 for your old iPhone 4, depending on its condition:  —  Mind you, the iPhone in question …
Discussion: GigaOM, PC World and Macworld
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
AT&T iPhone 4S Will Be Faster Than Verizon and Sprint's  —  If you're thinking about buying an iPhone 4S, this is important: Not all iPhone 4Ses are the same.  AT&T claims that their iPhone will download stuff faster than Verizon and Sprint's.  The explanation is easy and logical.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple refreshes iPod touch: Now in white, 8GB model dropped to $199, available October 12
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple showcases iPhone 4S camera with high-resolution sample photos
Discussion: ZDNet and Apple
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Siri Personal Assistant Only Works on the iPhone 4S
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If you're disappointed by the iPhone 4S, you're nuts  —  Cue the whiners.  Apple didn't announce an iPhone 5 today, just an updated version of the iPhone 4, called the iPhone 4S.  Apple stock is down a bit in a flat market.  Many are claiming to be disappointed.  But here's the thing: You shouldn't be.
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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iPhone 4S hands-on impressions  —  We just got finished with the Apple live event and I had some brief hands-on time with the new iPhone 4S, so I thought I would share my thoughts.  This isn't a review or really even a preview, because there wasn't much time to really get a good impression of the phone as a whole.
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Why Siri just might work  —  When I wrote my post on natural user interface a couple months back (described by some as a “real barnstormer"), I glossed over most current forms of voice recognition.  The problem as I saw it, and still see it, is that recognizing voice has to be bulletproof for it to be truly useful.
Discussion: msnbc.com, ReadWriteWeb and 9to5Mac
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Branded iPhone 5 won't arrive until LTE, analysts say  —  An Apple phone branded as the iPhone 5 won't arrive until “4G” LTE technology is ready for compact smartphones, according to analysts.  —  Yes, you'll have to wait for the iPhone 5 for high-speed LTE, aka 4G.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic
Discussion: CNET News
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
What the iPhone 4S means for the carriers
Discussion: msnbc.com and Bits
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Apple's “Find My Friends” Location Feature Is More Like Glympse Than Foursquare
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Marc Benioff Yanked From Oracle OpenWorld Speech  —  The quietly simmering feud between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and the former employee he once invested in, Saleforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, has just erupted into a new public spat.  —  Benioff tweeted tonight that he's been bounced …
Michael Degusta / the understatement:
Google's Management Doesn't Use Google+  —  Management caring deeply about their company's products and using them every day is almost always a prerequisite of making great products.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really does use Facebook all day.  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted at least 30 times just yesterday.
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
Michael Dell Advises Hewlett-Packard  —  Attention Hewlett-Packard: Michael Dell thinks that you should stay in the personal computer business.  —  Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld convention on Tuesday, Mr. Dell laid out why his company, Dell Inc., the world's second-largest maker of PCs …
Discussion: ZDNet, Computerworld and Mercury News
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Android tablet makers: join up with Amazon or you'll lose, says analyst  —  Nomura analyst recommends that companies such as Asustek should rethink pricing strategy as iPad dominates high end of market.  —  Makers of Android tablets should throw their lot in with Amazon rather than Google …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Both Apple motions to stay Motorola Mobility lawsuits have been denied  —  Three weeks ago I reported on two Apple motions to stay lawsuits with Motorola Mobility (MMI) until the closing of MMI's proposed acquisition by Google, arguing that MMI lacked standing to sue due to restrictions …
Discussion: Electronista
Damon Poeter / PCMag:
Anonymous Threatens to ‘Erase NYSE from the Internet’  —  Anonymous declared “war” on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to “erase” the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds …
Discussion: Pastebin and PC Magazine
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Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:   To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
Wikipedia Shuts Down Italian Site In Response To Berlusconi's New Wiretap Act  —  Due to the prospect of a new law in Italy that would give those writing on the internet just 48 hours to remove a post or face a €12,000 fine, the Italian homepage for Wikipedia is now redirecting …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Perplexed” by U.S. Ownership Rules, Alibaba's Ma Yellow Lights Yahoo Buying Parade  —  After his unusually enthusiastic declaration at a Silicon Valley event last week that “we are very, very interested” in buying the “whole” of Yahoo, you might imagine Alibaba Group co-founder and CEO Jack Ma running …
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Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Yahoo readies books for potential buyers: sources
 
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