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12:05 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 …
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)  —  Steve Wozniak likes to be the first person in line to buy the latest Apple products.  This evening, the Apple co-founder and designer of the Apple I and II, was #1 on line outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, California to get the iPhone 4S.
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
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.
Discussion: WebProNews and The Sociable
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Bradley Horowitz / The Official Google Blog:
A fall sweep  —  We aspire to build great products that really change people's lives, products they use two or three times a day.  To succeed you need real focus and thought—thought about what you work on and, just as important, what you don't work on.  It's why we recently decided to shut …
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
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
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
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
Vincent Paquet / Google Voice Blog:
First steps Towards MMS support  —  MMS has been one of the constant feature requests since we launched Google Voice and we've been hard at work trying to make this happen.  —  Today, we're happy to announce that we've made the first step in our efforts to bring this feature to our users.
 
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CNN:
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolls Out New App Authentication Flow That Ups Privacy and Transparency
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Jameson Berkow / Financial Post:
What the BlackBerry outage will cost RIM
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Apparently, FBI's ‘Forensics Team’ Creates Aged Photos Of Terrorists By Doing Random Google Image Searches
Discussion: Guardian
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Barnes & Noble Takes Over Borders' Website, Facebook and Twitter Accounts
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Paul Carr's ‘The New Gambit’ Wants To Be ‘The Economist,’ But Funny (And Tablet-Only!)
Discussion: Blog. and FishbowlLA
David Kravets / Threat Level:
U.S. Copyright Czar Cozied Up to Content Industry, E-Mails Show
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Just Win, Baby  —  The biggest challenge I faced as a tech blogger …
Discussion: @karaswisher