Today in Tech: iPhone 4S demand much stronger than we thought?

October 14, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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* Demand for the iPhone 4S may be higher than many had anticipated. According to All Things D, Apple (AAPL) reportedly asked Pegatron Technology to manufacture five million more iPhone 4S units than the originally contracted 10 million. (All Things D)

* Google's (GOOG) third quarter revenues surpassed predictions, with $9.72 billion. The Internet giant also reported that its recently-launched social platform, Google+, has more than 40 million users, though the company didn't clarify how many of them are active. (Fortune)

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

* Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has nearly 39% of the company's voting power. The company also amended its initial public offering (IPO) filing, choosing Nasdaq as its exchange of choice and symbol ZNGA. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Hulu has decided not to sell itself after all. "Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value to each of its owners, we have terminated the sale process," the company said in a statement on its blog. "Our focus now rests solely on ensuring that our efforts as owners contribute in a meaningful way to the exciting future that lies ahead for Hulu." (CNNMoney)

* Popular music streaming service Spotify may already have 250,000 paying U.S. customers. The company run by CEO Daniel Ek launched stateside last July. (Reuters)

* Twitter's VP of Engineering Mike Abbott left the company and joined Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur in residence. (All Things D)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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