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9:30 AM ET, October 9, 2011

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Guy Kawasaki / Google+:
What I Learned From Steve Jobs  —  Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs.  But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was like to work with him.  I don't want any lessons to be lost or forgotten …
Discussion: CNET News
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Christopher Bonanos / New York Times:
The Man Who Inspired Jobs  —  IN the memorials to Steven P. Jobs this week, Apple's co-founder was compared with the world's great inventor-entrepreneurs: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell.  Yet virtually none of the obituaries mentioned the man Jobs himself considered his hero …
Discussion: Business Insider, @loic and Technologizer, Thanks:bonanos
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 …
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.
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” …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
German government accused of spying on citizens with state-sponsored Trojan  —  Summary: A well-established group of German hackers has accused the German government of releasing a backdoor Trojan into the wild.  Security firm F-Secure has confirmed that the program includes a keylogger …
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 …
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 …
Andrew Goldfarb / IGN:
Scoop: Toy Story Scribes May Pen Farmville Film  —  The social franchise may be headed to the big screen.  —  In an interview about their work on upcoming game Skylanders Spyro's Adventures, Toy Story writers Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen have revealed that they're currently in talks to pen a film based on Farmville.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
News Outlets Preserve Privacy by Giving Users Ways to Mute Facebook's Frictionless Sharing  —  Several news outlets are testing different interfaces that let their readers opt out of sharing their reading activity to Facebook.  Since gaining the ability at last month's f8 …
Discussion: All Facebook
New York Times:
Grading the Digital School: A Classroom Software Boom, but Mixed Results Despite the Hype  —  The Web site of Carnegie Learning, a company started by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University that sells classroom software, trumpets this promise: “Revolutionary Math Curricula.  Revolutionary Results.”
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
HP set to release NAND flash replacement in 18 months  —  Exec tells IEF audience that Memristor chip developed with Hynix remains on schedule  —  A Hewlett-Packard senior fellow this week told attendees at the International Electronics Forum 2011 in Seville that his company …
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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Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects:
Apple's Next Big Thing Already Here: Siri More Than Speech Recognition, Analyst Asserts
Discussion: Cult of Mac and LAPTOP Magazine
 
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 More Items: 
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Guide:
Apple Files Patent For In-App Purchases
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Google's Troubled Search for Valuable Patents
Discussion: Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Ellison, Schmidt, Page, McNealy, Gosling and other luminaries to take witness stand in Oracle-Google trial
Discussion: Guardian and Electronista
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Jobs to Noah Wyle: “You do look like me” (with Macworld Expo gag video)
Discussion: Neowin.net, Fortune and Digits