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9:55 AM ET, October 8, 2011

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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.
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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.
Discussion: Fortune and GigaOM
Wall Street Journal:
Steve Jobs Funeral Is Friday  —  The funeral for Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s co-founder, is taking place Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The funeral is characterized as a small private gathering, this person said.  —  The event comes two days after Mr. Jobs passed away after battling an undisclosed illness.
The New Yorker:
COVER STORY: STEVE JOBS AT THE PEARLY GATES  —  The cover of the October 17, 2011, issue of The New Yorker: Read Ken Auletta, John Cassidy, Jonah Lehrer, Meghan OÂ'Rourke, and other New Yorker contributors on Steve Jobs.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Jobs to Noah Wyle: “You do look like me” (with Macworld Expo gag video)  —  FORTUNE's David Kaplan wrote a great piece about a 1999 conversation he had with Noah Wyle about playing Steve Jobs in TNT's “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”  —  Kaplan talked to Wyle on the day ER taped its series finale.
Discussion: Fortune and Neowin.net
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Talked to City's Police Days Before Steve Jobs's Death  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) security officials met with police in Palo Alto, California, this week to notify them that Steve Jobs was close to death, a spokeswoman with the police department said.  —  Following the meeting …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
AT&T ‘working with Apple’ to show 4G indicator in iPhone 4S status bar (update: confirmed)  —  AT&T and T-Mobile have led the charge over the past year to brand their upgraded HSPA+ networks as “4G,” even though such networks historically don't fall into the “4G” definition …
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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 …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
AT&T: 200,000 iPhone 4S preorders in 12 hours
Discussion: PR Newswire, Reuters and Gizmodo
chrome web store:
Chrome Remote Desktop BETA  —  Description — Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook.  The goal of this beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet  —  A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.  —  The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago …
Kathleen Ko / Google+:
#googleplusupdate  —  Now you can decide who can notify you on Google+!  —  Circles give you control over who you share with on Google+ and who you see content from.  —  Many of you have asked for similar controls over who can send you notifications, so today we're rolling out a new option in Google+ settings: “Who can notify you.”
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich leak outs Music 4.0.1 for download, previews Google+ 2.0  —  A funny thing happened to the folks at Android Police, the same group responsible for leaking some of the first screenshots of Ice Cream Sandwich.  They've since come across a few apps from Google's upcoming release …
Reuters:
Sprint faces cash burn, investors flee  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp signaled that it could spend more money than it brings in over the next few years, even without accounting for the high costs of selling the Apple Inc iPhone, sending its shares down 13 percent.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Skype purchase gets the EC green light. Now what?