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October 22, 2012, 8:50 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 …
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.
Guardian:
Amazon ebooks: publishers pay 20% VAT  —  Luxembourg-based company profits from European tax anomaly, itself paying only 3% VAT on digital books sold to UK readers  —  Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost of a 20% VAT charge on ebook sales - even though the true VAT cost …
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” …
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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
GoPro Camera Records Sky Divers and Surfers  —  There have been two major milestones in narcissistic photography in the last century.  The first was the invention of the self-timer, which Kodak began selling during World War I. The second came a few years ago, as teenagers stood …
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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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.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / Campaign Stops:
Google's Crystal Ball  —  Every election season, pollsters try to figure out the demographic makeup of the electorate in an election that hasn't happened yet.  And every election season, pollsters are greeted with charges that their estimates are wrong.  Republicans criticize 2012 polls …
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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 …

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.
AdExchanger:
Adelphic And Affiperf: No Cookie Targeting?  No Problem  —  Brand marketers might not be diving into mobile video advertising, yet, but they're certainly wading in.  That caution is well-founded since measurement …
 

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