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October 22, 2012, 2:05 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple, ARM, and Intel  —  Apple and Samsung are engaged in a knives-out smartphone war, most infamously in the courts but, more importantly, in the marketplace.  In its latest ad campaign, Samsung has cleverly “borrowed” a page from Apple's own marketing playbook, posturing the iPhone …
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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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing  —  Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users' privacy.

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