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3:55 PM ET, October 8, 2011

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Randall Stross / New York Times:
An Analogy of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs  —  IN August 1931, Thomas Alva Edison, age 84, became gravely ill with kidney problems.  He recovered a little, then suffered a setback and was confined to bed at home, drifting in and out of consciousness.  Newspapers issued multiple bulletins each day …
Discussion: Bokardo and CloudAve
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Here's To The Crazy One  —  When I wrote my piece entitled “One More Thing...” in August following the news that Steve Jobs was formally stepping down as CEO of Apple, I knew that sooner or later there would have to be a follow up.  Unfortunately, it ended up being sooner.
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Sony Pictures Acquiring New Steve Jobs Biography For Major Feature Film  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've just learned that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Jobs to Noah Wyle: “You do look like me” (with Macworld Expo gag video)
Discussion: Fortune, Neowin.net and Billboard.Biz
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Talked to City's Police Days Before Steve Jobs's Death
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple outs more powerful Apple TV (dual-core A5?) in iOS 5 file system  —  We've been hoping for a new Apple TV since Apple began transitioning its iOS device lineup to dual-core A5 processors, and we now have some compelling evidence for a next-generation Apple TV being in the works.
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Amazon spins off Kindle Fire products into separate company called Seesaw  —  Amazon appears to be spinning off its Kindle Fire business under a separate new company called Seesaw.  —  According to recent trademark filings for the Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk with the United States Patent …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple sells out of iPhone 4S pre-orders, now shipping in 1-2 weeks  —  This happened internationally earlier in the day, but now Apple has sold out of its U.S. iPhone 4S pre-order allotment.  Customers who are interested in ordering an iPhone 4S from the Apple Online Store can still order …
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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
AT&T ‘working with Apple’ to show 4G indicator in iPhone 4S status bar (update: confirmed)
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Chrome extension enables remote computer control  —  The Chrome remote desktop extension lets a person remotely control another computer over the network, in this case using Chrome on a Mac to control a Windows machine also running Chrome.  —  Months of work on “chromoting” …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft shares its plans to dramatically reduce Windows 8 memory usage  —  Microsoft detailed its plans to reduce the memory footprint of Windows 8 on Friday.  —  The software maker wants to ship Windows 8 with the same system requirements as Windows 7.  One of the ways it plans to achieve …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Homeland Security moves forward with ‘pre-crime’ detection  —  An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public, CNET has learned.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Oh my: Bravo now casting Silicon Valley reality show  —  First comes the money, then come the cameras: Bravo, the cable television network known for such reality shows as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Millionaire Matchmaker, is apparently looking for young professionals to star …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Ellison, Schmidt, Page, McNealy, Gosling and other luminaries to take witness stand in Oracle-Google trial  —  Late on Friday, October 7, Oracle and Google submitted their lists of witnesses for their patent and copyright infringement trial.  The trial is formally still scheduled to begin on Halloween but “will likely be postponed”.
Discussion: Guardian and Electronista
 
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Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich leak outs Music 4.0.1 for download, previews Google+ 2.0
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
White House Issues ‘WikiLeaks’ Order to Secure Classified Data
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