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October 8, 2013, 9:05 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:
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.
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.
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 …
Simon Bisson / CITEworld:
Microsoft's new iOS and Android apps bring the Windows desktop to phones and tablets  —  If you're running a BYOD program, session-based virtual desktops are an ideal way of delivering apps to your users.  There's no data on their machines, and no need to know what hardware they're running.
More: ZDNet and The RegisterThanks:@mattrosoff
Christina Warren / Mashable:
Paid Apps Aren't Dead — but They Are on Life Support  —  For iOS app producer David Barnard, making money from paid applications in Apple's App Store is becoming more difficult.  Barnard is the founder of Contrast (previously App Cubby), which makes apps such as Launch Center Pro [iTunes link] and Perfect Weather [iTunes link].
Tweets: @thomnagy and @glennf
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Web Video Players Alloy Digital and Break Media Get Bigger by Getting Together  —  People have been predicting a Web video consolidation wave for years.  Here's another sign that it may actually be happening: Break Media, which specializes in clips aimed at young dudes, is merging with Alloy Digital …
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for ‘Operation Payback’  —  Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype  —  Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched …
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: Digital Trends, BGR and TechCrunchTweets: @evleaks
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AmEx And TripAdvisor Team Up To Allow Card Members To Get Credit For Travel Reviews And Access Spend Data  —  American Express has been steadily partnering with various consumer technology companies to allow cardmembers to integrate their accounts and access new ways to spend.
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
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 …

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