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October 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Amazon to Kindle customers: There's an antitrust refund incoming  —  Amazon has begun notifying Kindle users that they may have a refund on ebook purchases in the pipeline, in the aftermath of the antitrust settlement around price-fixing by publishers.  The message, sent out to users …
Ben Geman / Hillicon Valley:
Reid vows fresh effort to pass stalled cybersecurity bill in November  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will try and revive stalled cybersecurity legislation on the heels of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's warning that the U.S. is at risk of a devastating cyber-attack.
New York Times:
U.S. Suspects Iranians Were Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Iran was the origin of a serious wave of network attacks that crippled computers across the Saudi oil industry and breached financial institutions in the United States …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Asus Vivo Tab RT pre-sales begin, first Windows RT tablet starts at $599.99  —  We were warned that Windows RT tablets wouldn't be cheap, and those warnings have now been confirmed.  The Asus Vivo Tab RT, formerly known as the Tablet 600, is now available for pre-order for $599.99 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LulzSec hacker “neuron” pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach  —  An Arizona man has admitted to hacking a Sony Pictures website and making off with personal information for thousands of individuals as part of a campaign by the LulzSec collective.  —  Raynaldo Rivera …
More: The Verge
Arno Schuetze / Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom aims closing MetroPCS deal in second-quarter 2013: report  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) aims to complete the merger of its T-Mobile U.S. unit with MetroPCS (PCS.N) between April and June 2013, Chief Financial Officer Timotheus Hoettges told a German newspaper.
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
ICANN to replace Digital Archery program with gTLD domain raffle  —  ICANN hopes to use a lottery to decide which new top-level domain applications will be evaluated first  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has proposed holding an old-fashioned raffle to determine …
Victoria Barret / Forbes:
What Workday's IPO Success Says About Software  —  Enterprise software firm Workday finally debuted in the public markets this week.  It did so in an anything but Facebook-like manner.  The target price was raised before the IPO, but conservatively enough to leave a 73% pop in the stock at the start of trading.
Olivia Oran / Reuters:

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