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7:55 AM ET, October 14, 2011

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
U.S. Apple Stores Opening at 8 a.m. for iPhone 4S Launch  —  U.S. Apple Stores are pulling overnight shifts to put up new displays and promo materials for the iPhone 4S launch. @ifostore is standing in line and shot the above photo where the staff is exchanging old iPhone 4 models with the new iPhone 4S.
Retrevo:
Who Is Going to Buy an iPhone 4S?  —  The iPhone 4S is due to go on sale October 14th.  At the announcement for the iPhone 4S you could sense a mild disappointment when everyone realized there wasn't going to be Jobs' trademarked, “one more thing.”  Aside from the lack of a redesigned case …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Apple's New IPhone Sells Out at U.S. Carriers
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: Inquirer, Neowin.net 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
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.
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 …
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Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Bitly Rolls Out Reputation-Monitoring Tool and Social-Search Product
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 …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Cleaning...  This is going to be a problem:  —  (Screenshot by someone on Twitter two weeks ago.  I can't find the tweet now — sorry.)  —  Every iOS app has its own “home” directory where it can store files.  Every file and directory that an app puts there, except anything in a Caches or tmp directory …
Discussion: MacNN and TiPb
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iFixit:
iPhone 4S Teardown
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
BUSTED: Groupon And Living Social Caught Inflating Regular Prices To Make Deals Look Better  —  Groupon and LivingSocial succeed because consumers perceive them as great deals.  But is that true?  —  Perhaps not.  —  Thumbtack.com called 10 vendors offering daily deals …
Discussion: Thumbtack.com
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Undercover Cops and Politicians Escape BitTorrent Lawsuits  —  In federal courts all across the U.S. hundreds of thousands of alleged BitTorrent users have been targeted by copyright holders.  —  In recent months many of these defendants walked free because various judges ruled …
 
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Lynnette Luna / Fierce Broadband Wireless:
Huawei banned from building public-safety LTE networks
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Diaspora Prepares to Launch Open Source Social Network
Discussion: Betabeat
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Vint Cerf on Google's privacy practices and how getting tagged in a multitude of online media is disconcerting
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
PayPal Increases Receiving Limit In India To $3000 Per Transaction
Daniel Fisher / Forbes:
Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors
Lisa M. Krieger / Mercury News:
Stanford unveils spectacular proposal for opening a campus in New York City.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Twitter's VP Engineering Mike Abbott Departs
Discussion: The Next Web
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Video: Mitt Romney on how he tried to hire Steve Ballmer
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Britons leave internet passwords in wills
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
Apple giving employees extra paid time off this Thanksgiving for a job well done
Discussion: TiPb, MacGeneration and AppleInsider
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