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9:25 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs  —  The Google executive chairman admired Jobs's passion, courage, and smarts  —  Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple.  Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT.  Typical Steve maneuver.
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D.B. Grady / The Atlantic Online:
In Praise of Bad Steve  —  Steve Jobs didn't change the world by playing nice  —  When filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died, the steely perfectionist who ground actors into submission died with him.  Kubrick was a good man — Matthew Modine once described him as “probably the most heartfelt person I ever met” …
Discussion: Global Voices and Eric Lundquist
Tim Berners-Lee / W3C Blog:
Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer
Discussion: MacNN
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
Realigning the Stars  —  I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him.
Discussion: insideHPC
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Larry Brilliant recalls the personal side of Steve Jobs
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung and Google postpone Galaxy Nexus launch  —  Samsung has just announced, rather sensationally, that the product launch it had planned in conjunction with Google for next week's CTIA will not in fact be happening.  Here's the statement in full:
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus full specs revealed; Verizon Wireless exclusive  —  Well, now that Apple has announced the iPhone 4S, there's only one other flagship on the horizon that people are eagerly anticipating and that's the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  Codenamed “Nexus Prime,” the Galaxy Nexus …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Nuance To Acquire Swype For $100+ Million  —  Nuance has acquired Seattle-based startup Swype for something more than $100 million, says a source with knowledge of the deal.  —  I'm a big fan of Swype, and this is a brilliant acquisition by Nuance.  Swype first launched at a TechCrunch conference in 2008.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Nuance's Swype Bill: $102.5 Million  —  Nuance has spelled out its acquisition plans for Swype, the company that makes virtual keyboard software for Google's Android handsets.  Nuance will pay $102.5 million in cash for the startup, with $77.5 million coming up front and the rest paid out in 18 months.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mass High Tech
Reuters:
Hong Kong teen's somber design for Jobs a cyber hit  —  (Reuters) - A Hong Kong design student's poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs became an internet hit Thursday with its minimalist, touching symbolism and brought a job offer and a flood of commemorative merchandise using his design.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Tweets About Steve Jobs Spike But Don't Break Twitter Peak Record  —  As with Google, Twitter saw a spike in activity related to the death of Steve Jobs.  However, the company said that the number of tweets per second didn't break new records.  —  The Peak Records
Matt / WordPress.com News:
Retro Mac Theme
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
iPhone 4S: Even Unlocked, You Won't Be Network Swapping This Phone  —  The iPhone 4S decisions looms.  But can I buy an unlocked iPhone and swap it as I like?  Nope.  In fact, buy an iPhone 4S on Verizon or Sprint, and you can't easily use that later with AT&T, it seems.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's iPhone 4S now available for pre-order ahead of Oct. 14 launch  —  As promised, Apple has begun pre-orders for the anticipated iPhone 4S.  Pre-ordering is now available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom through Apple's website.
Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells  —  Over the last few months, a steady stream of visitors to Palo Alto, Calif., called an old friend's home number and asked if he was well enough to entertain visitors, perhaps for the last time.  —  In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
To Steven Jobs on His Thirtieth Birthday  —  On February 24th 1985, Steve Jobs turned thirty.  His Apple coworkers helped him celebrate by creating a short film for him.  They set it to the wonderful song “My Back Pages” by one of Steve's idols, Bob Dylan, and filled it with images from Jobs' first three decades.
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Jason Mick / DailyTech:
HP Claims Someone Snuck Android Onto Its TouchPads, Opens Investigation  —  Android on TouchPad team dealt a setback in their efforts  —  With the TouchPad's fire sale, which saw units selling for as little as $88 USD, the short-lived Hewlett-Packard Comp.  (HPQ) webOS tablet is chic again.
Discussion: TeleRead and Engadget
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
YouTube now has movies in the UK  —  Back in May we brought new release movies and more for rent to YouTube in the US.  Last month, we took it to Canada.  Now, over a thousand full-length feature films from major Hollywood and British studios are available for rent in the UK at youtube.com/movies.
Tim Lohman / Computerworld:
OpenWorld 2011: Big Red apps coming to iPad and Android  —  In a clear sign of the influence consumer mobile devices are having in the enterprise Oracle has flagged that it plans to make available iPad- and Android-compatible versions of its traditional ERP and CRM suites as well as its latest Fusion apps.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Windows Azure beats Amazon EC2, Google App Engine in cloud speed test  —  Microsoft's Windows Azure has beaten all competitors in a year's worth of cloud speed tests, coming out ahead of Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Rackspace and a dozen others.  —  The independent tests were conducted …
Discussion: Microsoft News
 
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Reuters:
Samsung estimates Q3 profit down 14 percent; beats forecasts
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple details new Cards app for iPhone and iPod touch
Discussion: The Next Web and Softpedia News
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Important Information Regarding the Right of Borders Customers to Opt Out of Transfer …
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