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4:05 PM 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 …
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Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
Steve Jobs Tribute in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  —  Normally, Businessweek comes on Friday.  For some reason this week, the magazine showed up today instead.  I didn't think much of it when I walked out to the driveway, actually.  There it was, folded up in its weatherproof bag, just like usual.
Christopher Bonanos / New York Times:
The Man Who Inspired Jobs
Discussion: Business Insider, @loic and Technologizer, Thanks:bonanos
Randall Stross / New York Times:
An Analogy of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs
Discussion: Bokardo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Apple Has 1,000 Engineers Working On Chips For The Post-PC Era  —  As we ponder what will happen to Apple without Steve Jobs, I keep coming back to a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a veteran Silicon Valley CEO who knew Jobs.  This was just after Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple.
Discussion: Electronista, iClarified and CydiaHelp
Reuters:
Yang eyes Yahoo buyout with private equity  —  (Reuters) - For the last few years, a widely circulated joke about Jerry Yang was that he had the best tan in Silicon Valley from all the time he spent on Stanford University's golf course.  —  But the jests stopped about six months ago …
Discussion: CNET News and Business Insider
John Cook / GeekWire:
Tech: The worst IPOs of 2011  —  The tech industry has produced some of the fastest growing companies on the planet, from Amazon.com in online retail to Google in Internet search.  But is tech the best place to park your money when looking at initial public offerings?
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google Must Be Feeling Burned For Investing In Intellectual Ventures  —  Yesterday, gigantic patent troll Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola for patent infringement over Android.  —  Google is in the process of buying Motorola in part to provide patent protection for Android.
Discussion: FOSS Patents and Betabeat
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.
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 …
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 …
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” …
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 …
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.”
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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Google's Troubled Search for Valuable Patents
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