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October 22, 2012, 4:05 AM

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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 …
Jay Greene / CNET:
Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8  —  The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time.  This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.  —  Two years ago, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Dark Google: One Year Since Search Terms Went “Not Provided”  —  A year ago, Google began going dark.  Dark in terms of no longer sharing with publishers, in some cases, how people searched for and found those publishers through Google's search engine.  The “single digit” …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Best Buy prices AT&T Lumia 920 at $149 and HTC 8X at $99, both available to pre-order (update)  —  Best Buy has started to accept pre-orders on Nokia's Lumia 920 and HTC's Windows Phone 8X today.  We revealed earlier this month that the US retailer would start accepting pre-orders today …
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.
Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Ancestry.com Agrees to $1.6 Billion Takeover  —  Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private-equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, or $32 a share, according to people familiar with the deal.
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Twitter Gives Saudi Arabia a Revolution of Its Own  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia did not have an Arab Spring.  But it has had a revolution of sorts.  —  Open criticism of this country's royal family, once unheard-of, has become commonplace in recent months.
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.
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 …

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