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8:40 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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Jung-Ah Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Seeks iPhone 4S Sales Ban in Japan, Australia  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. said it is seeking to stop the sale of Apple Inc.'s new iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia, further ramping up a legal clash with the U.S. company after a series of setbacks in courts around the world in recent days.
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Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:   Samsung to supply A6 processors for next iPhone as chairman dispatches heir apparent for talks with Tim Cook?
Jim Gianopulos / Hollywood Reporter:
A Studio Chief Pens Revealing First-Person Steve Jobs Remembrance … “I'm coming to Paros.”  Hearing those words was much scarier than you'd think.  —  During the spring and summer of 2006, Steve Jobs was negotiating with Fox and other studios to expand iTunes from selling digital music and TV shows to selling feature films.
Discussion: CNET News
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Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Luminaries pay tribute to Steve Jobs at Stanford service  —  The technology industry's leading lights gathered Sunday evening to bid farewell to one who shone perhaps the brightest.  —  Steve Jobs — the former Apple CEO who revolutionized computing, telephones, animated films and the music industry …
Reuters:
Apple's iPhone luring people to ditch rival phones  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest iPhone looks set to become its bestselling device ever, and one reason appears to be disenchantment with rival smartphones.  —  Nearly one in four people who thronged Apple stores from Tokyo …
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal  —  SEATTLE — Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores.  Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers.  —  Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
David Cameron will never shut down Facebook, even in times of civil unrest, such as the riots, according to a top executive at the social network.  —  It was thought that after a number of executives from Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry were summoned to a meeting with Theresa May …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google Music Store Will Launch This Quarter  —  Google's long awaited music store is on schedule for launch this quarter, and the major labels are starting to spread the word to their subsidiaries and partners.  —  We got word from the owner of an independent record label.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Too Little, Too Late: Motorola Will Start Selling A $400 Xoom  —  Motorola will start selling a $400 Xoom this Sunday, the WSJ reports.  —  The $400 Xoom will have 16 gigabytes of storage.  The original Xoom had 32 gigabytes.  —  Will it make a difference?  Probably not.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Patent analyst accused of anti-Google stance funded by Microsoft  —  Florian Mueller, who writes at FOSS Patents and often takes a harsh stance on Google in covering patent related litigation, has revealed that he's being funded by Microsoft to create a new study related to “fair, reasonable …
Discussion: Matt Cutts, FOSS Patents and @timbray
Zee / The Next Web:
Sesame Street's YouTube Channel Gets Hacked.  Badly.  —  Children hoping to watch Sesame Street on YouTube on Sunday were greeted with quite the opposite.  The channel was hacked, all videos deleted, design modified and graphic porn uploaded.  A blurred screenshot is posted below.
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Research in Motion Pins Hopes on Its Next OS  —  OTTAWA — After months of misery underlined by the declining market share of its BlackBerry phone in North America, a profoundly unsuccessful move into tablet computers and, just last week, a prolonged failure of its service for millions of users worldwide …
 
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Default Choices Are Hard to Resist, Online or Not
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
BlackBerry outage victims offered apps not cash
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon's new locker delivery system now live in New York
Discussion: Engadget
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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Facebook spending on business equipment nearly triples
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Dan Hart / Bloomberg:
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The National:
BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police say
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Time zone database has new home after lawsuit
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Head To Head: Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions