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October 21, 2012, 5:10 PM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Revealed: Everything that Google will unveil at its Android event on October 29  —  Diverting some of the attention away from Apple's ‘iPad mini’ unveiling on October 23 and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event on October 29, Google is to unveil a number new devices and software improvements …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's smaller iPad to likely start at a minimum of $329 in the U.S.  —  Apple's entry price for its upcoming smaller iPad is between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399).  According to our sources …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New full-sized iPad with improved internals, Lightning connector to be announced next week at current prices  —  .  —  Apple will announce a refreshed version of its full-sized, 9.7-inch Retina display iPad at its media event October 23rd, according to our sources.
Reuters:
Analysis: Yahoo CEO's comeback plan homes in on technology, not media  —  (Reuters) - Marissa Mayer, who earned a reputation for decisive action and intensity during her 13-year stint at Google Inc, has spent her first months as Yahoo Inc CEO quietly moving the Internet pioneer back to its roots in technology.
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
Why Microsoft's Tablet Can't Fail  —  Microsoft's about to release Surface , the most important product it's made since the Xbox.  So why is it freaking out right now?  Because it can't afford to lose another decade.  —  After stripping us of our cellphones and anything else that can take pictures …
More: TechSpot, Guardian and The VergeTweets: @mattbuchanan
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
This is the Verizon HTC DLX  —  Verizon appears poised to bring HTC's first 5-inch Android smartphone to the U.S.  —  Ladies and gentlemen, meet the HTC DLX for Verizon.  A few rumored details recently emerged about this upcoming (and as yet unannounced Android smartphone, and tonight we're able to bring you the first pictures.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Class Action Filed against Apple for locking iPhones to AT&T Network  —  Individuals Zach Ward and Thomas Buchar have along with their legal counsel filed a Class Action lawsuit against Apple for locking consumers into the AT&T Network without first obtaining the consumers' contractual consent to have their iPhones locked.
More: CNET
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
10-Q Watch: eBay Receives $145 Million Check for Rent.com  —  EBay has disclosed how much it made from the sale of its Rent.com subsidiary after closing the deal months ago.  —  According to a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on Friday, proceeds from the sale …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zuck's Advice To Startups: Explore Before You Commit, Listen, Build Something Fundamental, Don't Copy  —  Facebook didn't guess that users wanted to share photos.  It learned it, Mark Zuckerberg explained in his talk at Y Combinator Startup School.  “We really listened to what our users wanted …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists, FundersClub Raises $6M Seed Round — Biggest In YC History  —  If you need more proof that FundersClub wants to radically change startup funding by letting non-VCs invest, it just closed a $6 million seed round, the largest ever from a Y Combinator company.

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