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5:50 AM ET, October 14, 2011

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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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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Q3: $9.72 Billion In Revenue, $2.73 Billion In Net Income
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.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple must show patents valid in Samsung case: judge  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said that Samsung Electronic's Galaxy tablets infringe Apple Inc's iPad patents, but added that Apple has a problem establishing the validity of its patents in the latest courtroom face-off between the technology giants.
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Samsung Lawyer Cannot Tell Samsung Tablet From Apple iPad  —  What an uncomfortable moment for Samsung at its court hearing with Apple on Thursday.  Fielding questions from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, Samsung attorney Kathleen Sullivan was asked if she could distinguish between Apple's iPad …
Discussion: Neowin.net, InfoWorld and The Register
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
PayPal Increases Receiving Limit In India To $3000 Per Transaction
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Twitter's VP Engineering Mike Abbott Departs
Discussion: The Next Web
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
 Earlier Items: 
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Britons leave internet passwords in wills
Discussion: Business Insider
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
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung and Google Reschedule Android Event for Oct. 19 in Hong Kong
Ian Lamont / The Digital Media Machine:
The iCloud tax for Mac users
Discussion: Mashable!, Webomatica and @nowever, Thanks:ilamont