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11:25 AM ET, October 10, 2011

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Reed Hastings / The Official Netflix Blog:
DVDs will be staying at netflix.com  —  It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.  —  This means no change: one website, one account, one password... in other words, no Qwikster.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster  —  Abandoning a break-up plan it announced last month, Netflix said Monday morning that it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site.  —  The company admitted that it had moved …
Apple:
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours  —  Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Early iPhone 4S orders begin shipping to customers, from Sprint at least  —  The iPhone 4S just went up for pre-sale on Friday the 7th, and shipping notifications are already coming through.  Reader Alex has forwarded along his shipping notification from Sprint for his white 32GB iPhone 4S …
Daily Mail:
Steve Jobs's secret legacy: Dying Apple boss left plans for four years of new products  —  Despite knowing he was dying, Steve Jobs worked for more than a year on the products that he believed would safeguard the company's future.  —  It was also revealed today that Jobs fought hard …
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Alexandra Berzon / Wall Street Journal:
For Jobs's Biological Father, the Reunion Never Came  —  RENO, Nev.—Periodically in the past year, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali would shoot off an email to Steve Jobs, the son he never met.  They were simple notes: “Happy Birthday” or “I hope your health is improving.”  —  It's unclear if Mr. Jobs ever wrote back.
Discussion: Electronista
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Teacher  —  Steve Jobs taught us so many things …
Discussion: Guardian
Frank Cifaldi / Gamasutra:
Steve Jobs, Atari Employee Number 40
Discussion: Digits
John Lilly / John's Tumblr:
Steve Jobs  —  Like many of us, I've been thinking a lot …
Discussion: CNET News and Marketing Nirvana
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
#LiveLikeSteve  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk …
Thanks:hunterwalk
Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog:
Dart: a language for structured web programming  —  Today we are introducing an early preview of Dart, a class-based optionally typed programming language for building web applications.  Dart's design goals are:  — Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:   Google debuts Dart, a JavaScript alternative
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft's Windows Phone Boss Says Dual-Core, LTE Models Coming  —  Sales of the first crop of Windows Phones may have been less than CEO Steve Ballmer was hoping for, but Windows Phone unit boss Andy Lees said the company met its more important goal — becoming credible again in the phone market.
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Windows Phones Will Get More Marketing Dollars, Sales Incentives  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), trying to reverse disappointing sales for its Windows Phone, is counting on Samsung Electronics Co. and other manufacturing partners to step up retailer incentives and boost in-store promotions.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
BlackBerry services collapse  —  Millions of BlackBerry smartphone users have been cut off by a major fault at RIM, the Canadian company that makes the devices.  —  BlackBerry online services cut off  —  The glitch, which struck at around 11AM, was affecting online services for consumers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Court Order Seeks Email Data of WikiLeaks Volunteer Jacob Appelbaum  —  The U.S. government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum …
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Free Texting Apps Are Threat to Wireless Carriers  —  At a time when e-mail and many other forms of electronic communication are essentially free, wireless carriers are still charging as much as 20 cents to send a text message to a phone, and another 20 cents to receive it.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CNET News
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
AT&T to usher in split-personality mobile devices  —  Your mobile device could soon go the route of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  —  The work side of the HTC Inspire.  —  AT&T today unveiled AT&T Toggle, a service that allows you to create two separate and distinct identities on your smartphone or tablet.
Discussion: Android Phones …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook hits the US and Canada this week, rings in at $899  —  And the Ultrabooks have arrived!  We just got word that the Acer Aspire S3 will go on sale in the US and Canada this week for $899 — making it the first pinch-thin, MacBook Air competitor to hit the market …
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 …
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Divya Sharma / Reuters:   Alibaba seeks Temasek backing to buy stake from Yahoo: report
 
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Bloomberg:
Jobs's Death Increases Plea for Releasing $76 Billion Cash: Tech
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog:
T-Mobile announces 7 inch SpringBoard and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Dear Meg Whitman... Some unsolicited advice on HP's PC future
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Refuses To Dismiss Twitter From Patent Lawsuit Concerning Patent On Interacting With Famous People Online
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Cloud services provider Six Degrees Group launches with £60 million in funding
Discussion: VatorNews, Business Wire and TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Electronista:
Yahoo supposedly out of Hulu bidding, Google still in
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Pastebin Helps Occupy Wall Street Spread the Word
Discussion: Betabeat
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
An Early Sign the Amazon Kindle Fire May Do Well
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The new iPhone portfolio and implications on ASP
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Feature: Cutting the cord: how the world's engineers built Wi-Fi
Daniel Horton / binary/organic:
Where was Facebook Music in 2004? Being excessively patient.
Joe Brockmeier / ReadWriteEnterprise:
Why FSF Founder Richard Stallman is Wrong on Steve Jobs