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3:00 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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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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Jeff Benjamin / iDownloadBlog.com:
iPhone 4S Showdown: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint Speed Test!  —  AT&T has not one, but two worthy competitors ready to battle it out for iPhone 4S supremacy, and this time the playing field is far more level than it's ever been.  —  No longer is Verizon relegated to playing catchup, and did you hear?
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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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple shares close at all time high on day of iPhone 4S launch
Discussion: Fortune, Shiny Objects and CNET News
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
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 …
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
Richard L. Brandt / Wall Street Journal:
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 when he first arrived at his grandfather's cattle ranch in Cotulla, Texas.
Bradley Horowitz / Google+:
Buzzkill  —  As you may have read, today we announced our plans to retire Google Buzz along with some other products.  Many people anticipated that we would retire Buzz, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise.  But as someone closely involved in the creation of Buzz, I wanted to share some personal thoughts.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
U.S. emerges as global 4G LTE leader after less than a year  —  A country that was recently the butt of jokes due to its ongoing reliance on CDMA networks now finds itself a global leader in next-generation cellular technology.  According to a new report from Pyramid Research …
Discussion: Pyramid Research and PhoneArena
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
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz Joins The Start Fund To Seed YC Companies  —  At the beginning of the year, super investors Ron Conway and Yuri Milner created the controversial Start Fund to invest in every new Y Combinator startup.  They offered each YC startup to graduate from Paul Graham's rigorous …
Discussion: semil's blog
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Three Ventureers: Andreessen Horowitz Joining Conway and Milner in Y Combinator Start Fund
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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CNN:
Suspect in celebrity hacker case ordered to Los Angeles
Discussion: Neowin.net and Forbes.com
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolls Out New App Authentication Flow That Ups Privacy and Transparency
Discussion: WebProNews
 Earlier Items: 
Jameson Berkow / Financial Post:
What the BlackBerry outage will cost RIM
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Takes Over Borders' Website, Facebook and Twitter Accounts
Discussion: Electronista
Brian Carter / All Facebook:
The Average Facebook Post Lives 22 Hours And 51 Minutes