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1:20 AM ET, October 18, 2011

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Apple:
iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million  —  Apple® today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone® 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14.  In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world's most advanced mobile operating system …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 4S Sales Now Reservation-Only at Apple Retail Stores in U.S. and Canada  —  Apple has updated its “how to buy” page for the iPhone 4S to note that Apple retail stores in the United States and Canada are now selling the device on a reservation-only basis.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's 4-million-iPhone-4S weekend in context  —  Apple announced this morning that it sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S units over the weekend.  That is an Apple record, a mobile phone record — according to Apple — and maybe even a consumer electronics record.
David W. Martin / Cult of Mac:   Preliminary Reports Surface About iPhone 4S Screen Quality Issues
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID RAZR Revealed Early from Teaser Site  —  We talked earlier this morning about Moto's new teaser site from the DROID RAZR that will slowly be revealed up until launch.  Well, we discovered the image early...spoiler alert?  It matches up to all of the previous leaks we have seen …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is At 250 Million Tweets Per Day, iOS 5 Integration Made Signups Increase 3x  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has just dropped some numbers at a dinner here at Web 2.0 Summit.  Costolo revealed that the company has gone from 100 million tweets per day to 1/4 billion tweets per day — a billion tweets every 4-5 days, he said.
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Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Twitter's CEO Just Confirmed An $8 Billion Valuation
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Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
4chan's Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong  —  Chris Poole delivered the most powerful 10 minutes of Web philosophy of the afternoon at Web 2.0.  The man formerly known as moot - founder of anonymous image sharing den 4chan and its new, better-lit cousin, Canvas …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Sean Parker: Yes, My New Startup Is Called Airtime  —  The Web 2.0 Summit kicked off today.  —  Mark Pincus was supposed to kick it off, but canceled on Friday.  Presumably that's because of concerns over the company's IPO period.  —  Instead the irrepressible Sean Parker took …
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Ceglia lawyer withdraws from Facebook lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - The New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's lucrative stake in the world's largest social networking company is replacing his main lawyer for a third time, a court filing showed.
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Ceglia told lawyer to ignore Facebook court order: filing
Discussion: @fedcourtjunkie and Pulse2
Spencer Spinnell / Google Commerce:
More Google Wallet merchants are live.  Now you can pay AND save in a single tap.  —  (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)  —  We're hearing from people at check-out counters throughout the country that paying with your phone is a little like magic.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz Back Cloud Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup Tidemark  —  Tidemark, formerly known as Proferi, has closed a $4 million Series B round from existing investors Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday and founder …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
The Missed Red Flags on Groupon  —  This summer, Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, flew to Chicago to personally pitch his firm to underwrite what was supposed to be the hottest initial public offering of the year: Groupon, the fledgling online coupon company that was being valued at around $30 billion.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Introducing Instapaper 4.0 for iPad and iPhone  —  The iPhone reading screens also no longer show the top status bar by default (but there's an option to put it back).  This gives a larger, less distracting reading area without sacrificing easy access to the toolbar or annoying customers with finicky full-screen tap modes.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Skype founders gunning for Netflix with Vdio  —  Updated.  With Skype's sale to Microsoft finally sealed, one might wonder: What are Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the European serial entrepreneurs that have founded KaZaA, Skype, Joost and Rdio, up to next?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo CTO Out, But Stays EIR at Company  —  Yahoo CTO Raymie Stata is stepping down as CTO of the Silicon Valley Internet giant, the company confirmed this afternoon, after I made a query about the change.  —  He will be replaced by Ash Munshi, Yahoo said.  —  In a statement, the company said:
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Price of Bitcoin Still Dropping, Falls Below the Price of Mining  —  The price of Bitcoin continues to drop by about a dollar every week to ten days, currently settling at about $2.80 USD, and Bitcoin enthusiasts are starting to get worried.  “I am not trying to cause a panic here …
Discussion: Gawker and Gawker
Tim Moynihan / PC World:
Smartphone Camera Battle: iPhone 4S vs. the Android Elite  —  The iPhone 4S offers better camera specs than previous iPhones, but does it capture better-looking stills and videos than the best Android phones?  Let's find out.  —  By now, you've probably heard rumblings about why point …
Discussion: eWeek and Android Phone Fans
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Five things to watch for in Apple's earnings tomorrow  —  Apple is once again expected to top Wall Street's estimates when it reports its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings tomorrow.  —  The maker of iPhones, iPads, and Macs is expected to post earnings of $7.27 per share on revenue of $29.3 billion …
Discussion: Reuters and GMSV
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Gorgeous Photos, Tablet Browsing: 500px Debuts New iPad App  —  Toronto-based photography community 500px, the Flickr alternative which recently raised $525,000 in Series A, is now available on the iPad in app format.  The new app includes all the feeds you would find on the site …
Discussion: GigaOM
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Hold on to your pants: Microsoft ‘PocketTouch’ enables device input through fabric  —  Microsoft researchers have come up with a way to make devices sensitive to touch input through fabric — for silencing a phone or even entering text without taking the device out of a pocket or bag.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Citigroup CEO targeted by hackers over protest arrests  —  Vikram Pandit, chief executive of Citigroup  —  Hackers released personal information on the head of Citigroup today in retaliation for the arrest of protesters during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations this weekend.
Discussion: Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AmEx Leads $12 Million Round In Clickable, Which Wants To “Become The AdWords Of Social”  —  When it comes to managing search and social marketing campaigns, Clickable is cementing its position across a broad spectrum of marketers, especially small and medium sized businesses.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's plan for bringing its BI tools to iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices  —  Summary: Microsoft outlined its mobile BI roadmap, which includes support for Microsoft business intelligence tools on iOS, Android and Windows 8 over the next year-plus.  —  While Microsoft's coming Hadoop …
Discussion: Electronista and The Next Web
 
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