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Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Apple's New IPhone Sells Out at U.S. Carriers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s latest iPhone has sold out for pre-order at AT&T Inc. (T), Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) according to the carriers' websites, signaling customer demand even before it goes on sale in stores tomorrow.
Electronista:
iPhone 4S goes on sale in Australia to hundreds in line  —  iPhone 4S now on sale in first countries  —  Australia as is often case has had the distinction of being the first for an Apple launch in carrying the iPhone 4S.  Apple's flagship Sydney store showed that demand hadn't tapered for the new model …
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.  “Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion.
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Dennis Schaal / Tnooz:   Google sheds light on size of ITA Software business
Microsoft:
Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype  —  Microsoft and Skype will empower people and businesses to connect in new ways.  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT") has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.à r.l.  Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype …
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Jeffrey Meisner / TechNet Blogs:
Tony Bates Weighs in on Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype  —  I am delighted to announce the deal with Microsoft has formally closed, and Skype is now a division of Microsoft.  This represents a huge leap forward in Skype's mission to be the communications choice for a billion people every day.
Discussion: Engadget, LiveSide.net, Gizmodo and memeburn
Dan Levine / Reuters:
U.S. judge says Samsung tablets do infringe Apple  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Samsung's Galaxy tablets do infringe Apple's iPad patents, but also said Apple might have a problem establishing the validity of its patents.  —  The comments from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh came …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Samsung Lawyer Cannot Tell Samsung Tablet From Apple iPad
Discussion: The Register and InfoWorld
Hulu Blog:
Hulu Equity Owners Announce Decision To Terminate The Hulu Sale Process  —  The following is a joint statement from Hulu owners News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, The Walt Disney Company and the Hulu senior management team:  —  “Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Why Hulu's Owners Couldn't Find A Buyer
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Google Said to Be Planning an MP3 Store  —  Five months after it introduced a cloud music service with limited capabilities, Google is in negotiations with the major record labels to expand that service and also open an MP3 store that would compete with Apple and Amazon.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
MacBook Pros constrained, new models appear in Apple's inventory system  —  Apple's current line of MacBook Pros is heavily constrained with all models appearing to be nearly out of stock.  Don't fear, though, if you want a MacBook Pro because new models are right around the corner.
Christopher Zinsli / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Zynga Reveals Just How Much Power Mark Pincus Has  —  We already knew that Mark Pincus had considerable control over his online social-gaming company Zynga thanks to a multi-class stock structure.  Now we know exactly how much that voting power represents.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zynga (ZNGA) to play on Nasdaq
iFixit:
iPhone 4S Teardown  —  iFixit: “Siri, may we disassemble you for all to see?” iPhone 4S (Siri): “42” iFixit: “I didn't ask for the meaning of life, Siri...” iPhone 4S (Siri): “42 is the number of seconds you have left until I initiate the self-destruct sequence...” iFixit: “Message received.”
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Cleaning...
Discussion: MacNN and TiPb
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
The Windows 8 Task Manager … We are really excited to share some of the improvements we are making to the Task Manager in Windows 8.  Task Manager is one of the most widely used apps, and it has a long history.  It showed up in early versions of Windows as a simple utility to close …
Lisa M. Krieger / Mercury News:
Stanford unveils spectacular proposal for opening a campus in New York City.  —  It's already got palm trees, sunshine and some of the sharpest minds in Silicon Valley.  What else could Stanford possibly want?  —  A big, enthusiastic bite out of the Big Apple.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Twitter's VP Engineering Mike Abbott Departs  —  According to sources close to the situation, Twitter VP of Engineering Mike Abbott has left the company.  —  He is apparently interested in doing more investing.  —  [UPDATE: Twitter confirmed the departure in a statement …
Discussion: The Next Web
bitly Enterprise Blog:
Social Search  —  Today we're pleased to announce the beta launch of bitly's search platform and reputation monitoring service.  —  bitly shortens 80 million URLs every day, give or take a few.  Now, with our new search technology, we're crawling and classifying every URL we shorten to create …
Discussion: AdAge, TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Video: Mitt Romney on how he tried to hire Steve Ballmer  —  (Post updated with excerpts from Romney's remarks on free trade.)  —  I'm over in Redmond this afternoon to hear Mitt Romney, one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, talk about trade and business issues …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung and Google Reschedule Android Event for Oct. 19 in Hong Kong  —  Samsung and Google have rescheduled the Ice Cream Sandwich launch event that was to have taken place this past Tuesday.  The companies postponed the event in the wake of Steve Jobs's death.
 
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Daniel Fisher / Forbes:
Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Nintendo Records Lifetime DS Sales of 50 Million in the U.S.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Sony Video Unlimited hits Tablet S; more Android devices planned
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Exclusive: Spotify now has 250,000 paying U.S. users: sources
Garrett / StumbleUpon Blog:
20 Million Stumblers!
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Britons leave internet passwords in wills
Discussion: Business Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
Apple giving employees extra paid time off this Thanksgiving for a job well done
Discussion: MacGeneration, AppleInsider and TiPb
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Preparing another Round of FaceTime Innovations
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Khosla Venture's $1.05 Billion Fund
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Wants Us To Blog About Yahoo News, Promises SEO Boost In Return
Ian Lamont / The Digital Media Machine:
The iCloud tax for Mac users
Discussion: Mashable!, @nowever and Webomatica, Thanks:ilamont
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft inks Android, Chrome deal with Quanta