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October 22, 2012, 7:15 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Debut of Yahoo CEO Mayer: “Tailor-Made” for Marissa  —  Yahoo turned in a meh third quarter, which came as no surprise to anyone.  But none of it matters, since all eyes were on what new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer would say on the investor call today.  —  Here we go!  It is Mayer's first outing as a public company CEO.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Beats Expectations In Mayer's First Full Quarter As CEO: $1.2B Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS $0.35  —  Yahoo today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, its first full quarter with new CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm.  Mayer is back at work full-time after taking …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
A New Version Of Google Wallet Is ‘Coming Soon’  —  Google has quietly updated the website for Google Wallet, its mobile-payments service, to advertise “the next version of Google Wallet, coming soon.”  —  Visitors can request an invite.  We did, and Google asked us what kind of device we used …
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.
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.
Justin Rubio / The Verge:
New Samsung Chromebook now available through Google Play for $249  —  Samsung's latest Chromebook can now be purchased through the Google Play Store for $249.  Announced last week, the new 11.6-inch Chromebook is equipped with an Exynos 5 Dual processor, a pair of USB ports, an HDMI-out port, and 2GB of RAM.
More: BetaNews and Engadget
Jonathan Tirone / Bloomberg:
Facebook Gains for Terrorists Seeking Friends, UN Reports  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), the world's biggest online social network, is increasingly being used by terrorists to recruit sympathizers, spread propaganda and plan potential attacks, according to the United Nations.
More: CNET, VatorNews and AllThingsDTweets: @joshconstine
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 …
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 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Mosaic for iPhone lets you build beautiful printed photo books in minutes for the life in-between  —  Digitally ordered photo books are a notoriously hard nut to crack.  Too many options or not enough options, layout hassles and concerns about finish end up confusing potential customers and turning them off to the process.
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 …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Phone call translator app to be offered by NTT Docomo  —  Richard Taylor reports on the phone app claiming to translate calls in real time  —  An app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phone with both parties using their native tongue.
More: Geek.com and cnngo.com
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite  —  It appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite.  Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Service Sells Access to Fortune 500 Firms  —  An increasing number of services offered in the cybercrime underground allow miscreants to purchase access to hacked computers at specific organizations.  For just a few dollars, these services offer the ability to buy your way inside of Fortune 500 company networks.

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Microsoft:
Teachers use Bing home page lesson plans to encourage critical thinking skills  —  Find out how free lesson plans based on images like this Siberian tiger from Bing's home page encourage students to explore subjects in creative and thought-provoking ways.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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Zoho:
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