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6:20 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Siri voice command system ported from iPhone 4S to iPhone 4 (video)  —  Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has been working with 9to5Mac exclusively to port the iPhone 4S Siri voice command system to the iPhone 4.  Troughton-Smith was able to get the beginning steps of a full port rolling …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Siri Service on Apple's iPhone 4S Talks Back With Humor  —  New Devices Dish Out Sarcasm, Tell Jokes; ‘Two iPhones Walk Into a Bar’  —  Now even your phone talks back.  —  Matt Legend Gemmell, a software designer from Edinburgh, got a new Apple Inc. iPhone on Friday and asked it: “Who's your daddy?”
Rusty Blazenhoff / Laughing Squid:
One Year-Old Baby Thinks Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work  —  Jean-Louis Constanza posted a video, titled A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work, featuring a one-year old baby trying to manipulate a traditional paper magazine like a touchscreen Apple iPad. … via Nerdcore
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Steve Jobs Memorial Service To Be Held Oct. 16  —  Apple Inc. has invited some of Silicon Valley's biggest names to a memorial service for Steve Jobs Sunday, Oct. 16, according to a copy of the invitation and several invitees.  —  The event will be held at Stanford University's campus Sunday evening, according to the invitation.
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Richard L. Brandt / Wall Street Journal:
Jeff Bezos of Amazon: Birth of a Salesman  —  Behind the rise of Jeff Bezos and Amazon: Richard L. Brandt on the founder's Texas roots, the site's chaotic early days, why negative reviews are allowed and his increasing use of personal data.  —  Jeffrey Preston Bezos was 4 years old …
Gizmodo:
The Great iPhone 4S National Network Speed Test  —  You did it.  You've got your brand new iPhone.  Siri!  The better camera!  But how fast is it on your carrier's network?  Push that download to the max.  —  Using our Official Gizmodo Download Speed Ultra Test 6500™, you can check how your mobile downloads stack up.
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Jon Orlin / TechCrunch:
Steve Wozniak On How The iPhone 4S Will Change His Life (TCTV)
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Launch of the iPhone 4S Leads to Siri-ously Good Sales for Carriers
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Google's Honeycomb offensive musters just 3.4m tablets  —  Apple's iPad may still be sitting pretty at the top of the consumer tablet charts, but questions still remain over whether Android 3.x Honeycomb really has been a sales failure so far.  Google and its manufacturer partners are yet …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
SecondMarket Facebook Auction #43 Fails To Clear Any Shares  —  All this year TechCrunch and others were covering the weekly SecondMarket auctions for Facebook stock.  2.7 million shares, for example, cleared in aggregate the first five auction at prices ranging from $21.01 to $28.26 per share.
Discussion: Business Insider
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
New Firefox interface to speed up Firefox on Android  —  Mozilla has decided that when it comes to Android devices, performance is more important than the wealth of add-ons that can be used to customize Firefox.  —  Yesterday, Mozilla's Director of Firefox Engineering Johnathan Nightingale announced …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Computerworld
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Oliver Samwer walks out of an interview with TechCrunch  —  The three Samwer brothers (Oliver, Marc and Alexander) founders of the Rocket Internet incubator in Berlin, are a phenomenon.  They are far and away the most successful Internet entrepreneurs in Germany.
Discussion: Unfiltered Opinion …, Thanks:mikebutcher
David Meyer / BBC:
EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds  —  The European Commission hopes fast broadband will boost the economy just as high speed rail does.  —  The European Commission is set to propose investing almost €9.2bn (£8bn) in a massive rollout of super-fast broadband infrastructure …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Post-PC LibreOffice heads for Web, iOS, Android  —  LibreOffice programmers are working to bring the LibreOffice suite, whose presentation module is shown here, to iOS, Android, and browsers.  —  LibreOffice, the project forked from OpenOffice.org, is moving into the modern era …
Discussion: Ars Technica and The H Open Source, Thanks:stshank
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
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