Today in Tech: Apple iOS 5 gets reviewed

October 13, 2011, 7:30 AM UTC

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“Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms from the very highest levels of executive leadership (hi Larry, Sergey, Eric, Vic, howdy howdy) down to the very lowest leaf workers (hey yo). We all don’t get it.”
— Google engineer Steve Yegge in a reportedly leaked blog post. (Silicon Filter)

* An in-depth look at Scott Forstall, Senior VP of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

* iOS 5 reviewed, and it could be the biggest operating system upgrade for the iPhone since the release of iOS 3 back in 2009. (Ars Technica)

AOL (AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong has reportedly met with shareholders in recent weeks to convince them that a Yahoo (YHOO) merger would do the company a lot of good: between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in savings, to be exact. (Reuters)

* Are startup valuations dropping? Super angel and Angel List co-founder Naval Ravikant seems to think so. He says average valuations have dropped from between $6 million and $8 million to between $3 million and $5 million.  (The Wall Street Journal)

* Why T-Mobile shouldn’t be counted the odd one out, despite the fact that it’s the only one of the four major U.S. carriers not carrying the iPhone. (The New York Times)

* Why struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIMM) just can’t win. (Fortune)

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