Well, folks, it’s officially autumn.The leaves are changing, the forecast is cooling, and pumpkins are officially being sold in grocery stores. Let’s celebrate by putting away our summer sandals and drinking gallons of pumpkin spice lattes.

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Apple Fail. Apple released its new iPhone models this past week, and although a more affordable iPhone 5C was projected to be a big hit, cult followers still purchased the more expensive model.

Bye bye cookies. They are delicious, but cookies aren’t ideal for understanding or targeting a desired consumer. Google says that cookies have gone stale (yuck) and is looking to promote new anonymity-protecting alternatives, something marketers may fear.

Are you up for the challenge? Mashable is hosting the “Photo Challenge Guest Series”, where readers as asked to submit their best shots from their favorite live performances. Wanna-be-photographers can submit their photos via Twitter, Instagram, or the Mashable site. Photographer Paul R. Giunta  will choose his favorite photos and feature them on Mashable. Enter if you dare!

None for you, Blackberry. Things aren’t looking too good for Blackberry and its quarterly earnings. In hopes to combat this, Blackberry is repositioning their brand by slashing prices and introducing themselves as an “entry-level” smartphone. 

On the go? Don’t forget your inflatable concert hall. Yes, you read that correctly. Inflatable. Concert. Hall. Arc Nova, as it is called, is a mobile venue designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The doughnut-like structure will tour areas of Japan affected by recent earthquakes and tsunamis in hopes to lift spirits through music.

Ain’t nobody got time for that! But seriously, is anyone using Google+? Within a cyber world cluttered by Facebook and Twitter, the only digital realm Google has struggled to dominate seems to be social media. However, the social working landscape may be changing and SteamFeed has come up with a few tips on how Google+ can benefit your business.

FLIRTcasting is our collection of links from outside your normal web sources. Even if they aren’t from the event and corporate communication industry, you might find them relevant to what you’re doing and thinking.