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12:30 AM ET, October 9, 2011

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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: Technologizer and @loic, Thanks:bonanos
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Guide:
Apple Files Patent For In-App Purchases  —  So far, Lodsys has claimed all rights to in app purchases and Apple has been paying license fees since it enabled the feature with iOS 3.  There has been no news on the development of the discussions between Lodsys and Apple since the end …
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Google's Troubled Search for Valuable Patents  —  An analysis suggests that patents it recently bought from IBM won't help much against competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.  —  An analysis of more than 1,000 patents that Google bought from IBM offers a glimpse inside …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Ellison, Schmidt, Page, McNealy, Gosling and other luminaries to take witness stand in Oracle-Google trial
Discussion: Electronista and Guardian
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
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Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich leak outs Music 4.0.1 for download, previews Google+ 2.0