This week in pictures: Apple gets Siri-ous

Carmen Shippy, the first person in line to buy the newly-released iPhone 4S at an Apple Store in Clarendon, Virginia, claps as the store prepares to open at 8am October 14, 2011. Sales of iPhone 4S began in stores from Japan to the United States on Friday. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

Also: Tim Armstrong dearly wants Yahoo to buy AOL, RIM's Mike Lazaridis apologizes for 3-day BlackBerry outage, and Scarlett Johansson's hacker is charged.

Apple iPhone 4S launch day
Competition for the iPhone 4S was fierce on Friday, so we've got tips on where you should go, some pointers on choosing a carrier (now that you have three choices), and what you can do with your old device once you've snagged an iPhone 4S.

1 million Apple iPhone 4S preorders on day one

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AOL Inc. Chief Executive Tim Armstrong (center) rings the opening bell with company representatives at the New York Stock Exchange, December 10, 2009.

Tim Armstrong really, really wants Yahoo to buy AOL. Seriously, Yahoo, call him.
The chief executive of AOL is pushing top shareholders to consider a sale of the beleaguered Internet pioneer to Yahoo. Yes, that Yahoo. Read more.

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Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), poses with the new "Blackberry Bold 9700" handset during its launch in Bochum October 21, 2009.

RIM's Mike Lazaridis apologizes for BlackBerry outage
Research In Motion's president and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis apologized to users Thursday for the service outages on the Blackberry network since Monday across a large swath of countries including the U.S. and Canada. Lazaridis did not give a time-frame for full recovery. Read more.

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Actress Scarlett Johansson and actor Jeremy Renner pose after arriving separately at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011.

Man charged with hacking Scarlett Johansson, other celebs
A 35-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he broke into the email accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities and stole private photographs and correspondence. Read more.

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HP logo is seen outside Hewlett-Packard Belgian headquarters in Diegem

HP now open to idea that spinning off PC unit might be ill-advised
After approving Leo Apotheker's plan to consider spinning of HP's PC unit, the company's leaders are having second thoughts. Read more.

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Jake Appelbaum at SHARE Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, April 7-9, 2011

Feds demand Google Gmail surrender data on Wikileaks volunteer without a warrant
Nervous about privacy? Keep biting your fingernails, because the government is using the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to demand carriers supply information without the bother of a warrant. Read more.

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Netflix's Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings speaks during an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires September 7, 2011.

Netflix does Qwik turn, will keep DVD and streaming together
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings skipped a redux of the oft-mocked apology that was part of his September 19 announcement, instead tersely spelling out the change in a morning blog post. Read more.

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University of California teacher union to block online courses
Education spending has been hammered by the Great Recession, with California hit harder than most. Now the University of California chapter of the American Federation of Teachers is fighting to block online courses to save jobs. Read more.

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