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October 22, 2012, 3:30 PM

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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Rebrands ReadWriteWeb As “ReadWrite”, Redesigns, Hires Dan “Fake Steve Jobs” Lyons As Editor In Chief  —  I'm a fan of ReadWriteWeb, always have been, but other than not being able to pronounce the blog's name, I've always appreciated the technical and detailed analysis coming out of the brand.
Dan Lyons / ReadWrite:
Editor's Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite  —  Welcome to the new ReadWrite.  Today we are relaunching this legendary tech site with a new name, a new design and a new approach.  I'm thrilled to be joining ReadWrite as the site's new editor-in-chief, and to be teaming up with Fredric Paul …
The Korea Times:
Samsung Display to terminate Apple deal  —  Samsung Display said Monday that it will terminate its contract with Apple and no longer supply liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to its long time partner.  —  The news comes as speculation is mounting over a rift between the two firms …
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Exclusive video: Bill Gates on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface  —  I often tell people I've got one of the best jobs at Microsoft; I get the opportunity to meet and talk with the people here who brew the special sauce that is Microsoft.  Last week I got to meet and talk with the guy who first created the sauce.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft  —  By exploiting inadequate SSL protections in an anti-virus app, researchers were able to force it to download a malicious virus signature.  —  Fahl et al.  —  Android applications downloaded by as many as 185 million users …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple's secret garden: the struggle over leaks and security  —  Apple engineers love the “big reveal.”  When a surprising new product they have been toiling over in secrecy finally bursts into public view during an Apple keynote, they enjoy seeing the public reaction.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple starts testing iOS 6.0.1 for release in coming weeks, iOS 6.1 to come after holidays  —  One of our reliable Apple (AAPL) sources has let us know Apple has begun testing iOS 6..1 with different carrier partners in the U.S. and we have a general list of what the first iOS 6 update …
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 …
Mark King / Guardian:
Amazon wipes customer's Kindle and deletes account with no explanation  —  Kindle user had her account deleted because it had ties to ‘previous abuses of company policy’, but the online retailer blanked all follow-up enquiries  —  An Amazon Kindle user has had her account wiped and all her paid …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype for Windows 8 launches on October 26th (hands-on preview)  —  Backend changes prepare Microsoft's communications service for the future  —  After months of teasing a Windows 8 style version of Skype, Microsoft is finally delivering it on October 26th.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Sees Schools Buoying Tablet Lead With IPad in Class  —  Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.
Reuters:
Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in favor of Apple's iPhone, dealing a fresh blow to RIM just months ahead of its launch of a vital new device.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Tweets Spawn Ad Campaigns  —  Chatter on Social-Media Sites Gives Marketers Direction for Commercials  —  The newest member of Samsung Mobile's Mad Men team: Twitter.  —  Samsung's latest television ad, which mocks Apple Inc.'s new iPhone, is striking a chord with consumers …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Hires Agency Relations Chief From Google  —  Matt Derella Formerly Oversaw the Relationship Between Publicis and Google  —  Twitter is signaling to agencies that it's all grown up and ready to service them the way the likes of Google and AOL do.  —  The company has hired a new director …
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
End of Resale Deal With Hewlett-Packard Stings IPO-Bound Violin Memory  —  So, has Hewlett-Packard cut its ties with Violin Memory, or not?  It depends on whom you ask, and what exactly you mean by “end.”  —  Violin, you may remember, is the memory array company that uses flash memory chips …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Amazon's EC2 sees partial outage, taking Reddit, Minecraft, Coursera, Flipboard and others down in tow  —  It's another bad day for customers of Amazon's AWS and EC2 hosting.  The company is presently reporting an outage in its Service Health dashboard which seems to be affecting a number of Internet favorites.
Ryo Takano / AJW by The Asahi Shimbun:
Tokyo court rejects Samsung's request for iPhone injunction  —  Asahi Asia Antenna -  —  Samsung Electronics Co. has suffered a setback in its worldwide legal battle with Apple Inc. over alleged patent violations after a Tokyo court rejected its request for injunction to stop iPhone sales in Japan.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Launches In Austin & Salt Lake City  —  As previously rumored, the carrier-led mobile payments venture known as Isis has officially launched in its first two test markets today: Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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