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7:35 PM ET, October 12, 2011

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Dan Moren / Macworld:
iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes  —  It seems like every time a major software revision comes along, it's described as the “biggest ever.”  In the case of iOS 5, though, that might not be hyperbole—there's hardly a part of Apple's mobile operating system that isn't altered in some way by the latest update.
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Dylan Love / Business Insider:
Updating To iOS 5 Has Been A Massive Headache  —  Ever since iOS 5 was made available to the public around 1 PM ET or so, we've been attempting to update in vain.  —  The download goes through, but an error message keeps popping up when people try to install iOS 5.
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple TV 4.4 update adds Photo Stream, NHL, and more  —  As part of its barrage of updates on Wednesday, Apple bumped the second-generation Apple TV's software to version 4.4, bringing with it support for Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring, NHL hockey, Wall Street Journal content, and more.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iCloud.com Website Updated, No Longer in “Beta”
Twitter Blog:   Twitter and iOS 5: Sharing made simple
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Engineer: “Google+ is a Prime Example of Our Complete Failure to Understand Platforms”  —  Last night, high-profile Google engineer Steve Yegge mistakenly posted a long rant about working at Amazon and Google's own issues with creating platforms on Google+.
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Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Sprint won't sell iPhone 4S with unlocked micro-SIM card slot  —  Sprint customers who buy the iPhone 4S will be able to roam internationally on GSM networks, but will not find themselves with unlocked microSIM slots, a Sprint representative tells Ars.  While some initial reports suggested …
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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Siri says some weird things
Discussion: GigaOM, LAPTOP Magazine and CNET News
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
RIM Still Doesn't Know When BlackBerry Service Will Be Restored  —  Research In Motion held a conference call on Wednesday afternoon to talk about its ongoing spate of outages.  Disruptions that began earlier this week have now spread to North America.  —  On the call, RIM CTO …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
RIM: Right now we're letting you down, here's what's actually going on
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:alex_clough
Foursquare Blog:
The real world, now in real-time!  Say hi to foursquare Radar!  —  [The new version should be available in the App Store soon!  Thanks for your patience]  —  The initial vision for foursquare centered around one question: can we build something to help make the world easier to use.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X 10.7.2 with iCloud Support  —  As part of Apple's rollout of its iCloud service today, Apple has just released OS X 10.7.2.  The new update includes support for iCloud and will ensure that users have full access to their iCloud-hosted data across all of their devices.
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Samsung ambushes Apple's iPhone 4S launch in Sydney  —  Apple fans queue outside Sydney's Apple store for Friday's delivery of the new iPhone 4S as bargain-hunters queue for the $2 Samsung Galaxy S II, just one shop away.  —  Samsung has ambushed the launch of the iPhone 4S by offering $2 smartphones …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
With X.commerce, eBay eyes a bigger prize as sales enabler  —  EBay and PayPal formally unveiled their X.commerce platform, an ambitious attempt to bridge online and offline commerce and arm developers and merchants with a host of tools to help part consumers from their money.
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Mark Hachman / PCMag:
eBay Announces Facebook Integration, Commerce Ecosystem
Discussion: Reuters and eBay Inc.
CNET News:
How Gizmodo escaped indictment in iPhone prototype deal  —  The great iPhone prototype caper of 2010 has finally ended, with the two men accused of shopping the device to gadget blogs sentenced to probation yesterday.  —  Last year's investigation began with a raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's Fremont …
Reuters:
AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost savings, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Real-time search and improved hashtag support  —  Today we're rolling out two new features: 1) real-time search results; and 2) improved hashtag support.  Together, we're trying to make it easier to follow and contribute to live events on Google+, including breaking news, sporting events, and many others.
Matt Mullenweg:
What's Next for Apple  —  I have no inside information or insight, but historically Apple's product improvements have strongly broadcasted where they're going in the future.  Here are six things I think are inevitable for Apple to do over the next decade, from most to least obvious: maps, iCloud, payments, TVs, search, and cars.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Sources All Over The Ad Tech Industry Think Google Is Going To Buy Akamai  —  What's the next big move for Google?  —  We're not sure, but multiple ad tech industry sources think Google is about to buy Akamai.  —  We've been chasing a rumor that Google is about to make a big ad tech acquisition.
Discussion: The Tech Trade and Electronista
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Winklevoss Twins to Pay $13 Million to Lawyers for Facebook Settlement  —  A NY appeals court declines to reopen consideration that the twins' lawyers committed malpractice in the settlement with Facebook and subsequent disclosure of how much money the twins got in the case.
 
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Exclusive: Hands-on with Amazon Locker, now working
Thanks:johnhcook
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Universal Dumps $60 Home Video Rental Plan
Discussion: WebProNews and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Wants To Be The AP For Online Video; Offers “Editors Room” For Video Embeds
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft delivers IE 9.0.3 via Windows Update
Discussion: GeekWire and MSDN Blogs
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former Salesforce CTO Craig Weissman Joins Benchmark As EIR; Will Focus On Big Data Opportunities
 Earlier Items: 
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Abandons Plans to Get Its Processors Into Televisions
Discussion: Inquirer and SlashGear
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to develop Hadoop distributions for Windows Server and Azure
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
The Federal Reserve Plans To Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Google News
Justin McElroy / Joystiq:
Microsoft buys indie developer Twisted Pixel
Discussion: TechFlash
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Facebook Says Some of Your Personal Data Is Its ‘Trade Secrets or Intellectual Property’
Philip Reitinger / PlayStation Blog:
An Important Message From Sony's Chief Information Security Officer