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October 4, 2013, 11:40 AM

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
Twitter's IPO filing is official — S-1 now publicly available  —  FORM S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT — Twitter, Inc.  —  Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this registration statement becomes effective.
Jessica Ravitz / CNN:
Susan Bennett says she is the voice of the original U.S. version of Siri on Apple's iPhone  —  'I'm the original voice of Siri'  —  Sandy Springs, Georgia (CNN) — For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans.  She's starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft in talks with HTC to add Windows to Android phones at little or no cost  —  Microsoft Said to Ask HTC to Put Windows on More Phones  —  Microsoft Corp. is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Best Buy puts iPhone 5C on sale for $50 just two weeks after launch  —  Sometimes it pays to wait.  A mere two weeks after the iPhone 5C launched nationwide, Best Buy is offering the device for only $50 today through Sunday.  It's not exactly a straightforward price cut …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Mavericks goes Golden Master, now out for developers  —  In line with our report from earlier today, Apple has released OS X Mavericks Golden Master (GM) to developers.  It became available to AppleSeed users and Apple employees earlier today.  This GM stage means that Apple …
Nick Hide / Crave:
Samsung defends Galaxy Note 3 benchmarking shenanigans … Samsung has been forced on the defensive yet again over reports that its top-notch smart phones are cheating at benchmark tests.  —  The Korean company has denied its Galaxy Note 3 superphone exaggerates its performance when it detects …
Guardian:
NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users  —  • Top-secret documents detail repeated efforts to crack Tor  —  • Tool funded by US government and relied on by dissidents and activists  —  • Core security of network remains intact but NSA has some success attacking users' computers
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung estimates a record $9.4B quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of cheaper handsets  —  Samsung Profit Beats Estimates on Cheaper Smartphones  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world's biggest maker of smartphones, posted record profit that beat estimates as sales …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
W3C green-lights adding DRM to the Web's standards, says it's OK for your browser to say “I can't let you do that, Dave”  —  Here's the bad news: the World Wide Web Consortium is going ahead with its plan to add DRM to HTML5, setting the stage for browsers that are designed to disobey …

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