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October 8, 2013, 6:50 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22  —  Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.  —  People familiar with Apple's plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday, October 22.
Bloomberg:
Samsung Loses Bid for Presidential Veto of Apple-Won Import Ban  —  Samsung Electronics Co. must stop importing certain models of its smartphones and tablet computers after President Barack Obama's administration let stand a ban won by Apple Inc. in a patent-infringement dispute.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Office for iPad will debut after Microsoft's touch-friendly Windows version  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that the company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface.  Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said “iPad will be picked up when there's a touch first user interface.”
Steven Levy / Wired:
Nest Gives the Lowly Smoke Detector a Brain — And a Voice  —  One day in June, about 20 engineers and managers at the startup company Nest went on a field trip.  They didn't need to pack a lunch.  Their destination: a storage closet near the bathrooms at their new headquarters in Palo Alto.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Nest unveils its $129 Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, available from November  —  Connected home provider Nest is expanding its offering as launches a new product designed to redefine what you come to expect out of appliances in your domicile.  On sale this November …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Amazon's ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ Service Challenges PayPal For The Web's Payment Business  —  Amazon launched a service called Login and Pay with Amazon today at Money 2020 that lets partner sites enable a payments button that will compete with PayPal and credit cards for customer checkout.
Luke Reimer / Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog:
Coming Soon: A Simple, Easy to Use Cloud Service for Managing Users and Apps on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Devices  —  Here at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013, we are very excited to announce an upcoming BlackBerry cloud service that will bring trusted and simple enterprise mobility management to a new level of convenience.
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Google announces HP Chromebook 11 for $279, we go hands-on  —  Today Google announced some new hardware: the HP Chromebook 11.  Priced at $279, this 11-incher is available today, and we've already spent had a change to get our hands on several units.  —  The laptop is sleek and attractive …
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Silk Road Dealers Are Getting Arrested All Around The World  —  Arresting the site's owner was just stage one.  —  Ross William Ulbricht, known online as Dread Pirate Roberts, is shown in this courtroom sketch appearing before Federal Judge Joseph Spero in U.S. Federal Court in San Francisco, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google:
First image of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy phone with curved display leaks out  —  Update: Evleaks has posted another image of the device, which appears to be similar to the new Galaxy Note III as previously rumored (above).  —  Prominent leaker @evleaks has published the first photo …
More: BGR, Business Insider and TechCrunchTweets: @evleaks
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
The Boards Are All White: Charting Diversity Among Tech Directors  —  Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was pummeled after his company's public filing exposed the makeup of the board of directors seated atop his $20 billion real-time empire: All white and all male.
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
All But Confirmed - Google Hangouts 1.3 Screenshots Suggest SMS/MMS Integration; Video Sharing Capabilities Coming Too  —  Several days ago, I started a series of rumor posts on my personal Google+ account discussing some Android rumors I felt were interesting enough to share …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Enterproid Lands Another $12 Million, Led by Google Ventures, to Help Manage Corporate Mobile Devices  —  Enterproid, which helps businesses manage their mobile devices, is announcing on Tuesday that it has landed a further $12 million in funding to help it in its effort to nab more corporate customers.
New Yorker:
How Lavabit Melted Down  —  On August 8th, Lavabit, newly famous for being the secure e-mail service used by the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, went dark.  Its owner and operator, Ladar Levison, replaced its home page with a message: “I cannot share my experiences …
More: TechPresidentTweets: @cmdrtaco
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zulily files for $100M IPO — reveals $331M in 2012 revenue, 2.2M active customers  —  Fast-growing Zulily is looking to take the IPO plunge.  —  The Seattle company, which sells clothes, toys and accessories for babies, kids and moms, today filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores.  Now It Has to Get People to Use It.  —  Another day, another announcement of a product aimed at getting shoppers to buy stuff in retail stores using an app on their phone instead of a physical credit card or cash.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google search starts listing TV episodes and air dates in results  —  Think of this as IMDb baked into your Google search.  Today, everyone's favorite Search giant from Mountain View announced that users seeking information about their favorite shows, or those just curious about specific series …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Basis bags $12M for health-tracking watch amid growing competition in wearable tech  —  Seven months after announcing an $11.5 million Series B round of funding, Basis Science is filling its coffers once again.  On Tuesday, the startup behind the Basis health-tracking wristwatch …

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