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October 14, 2013, 5:05 PM

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D. T. Max / New Yorker:
After Twitter and Square, What is Jack Dorsey's Next Move?  —  Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur, takes the No. 1 bus to work, and he likes to catch the 7:06.  It carries him nearly from one side of San Francisco to the other—down California Street almost to Market.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey denies ousting forgotten founder, as he tells his side of Twitter's early story  —  With an upcoming IPO, Twitter has a vested interest in smoothing out people's perceptions of its founding story.  So perhaps its no surprise to see a New Yorker profile on Jack Dorsey which gives …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Google readying ‘Mobile Meter’ app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage  —  Google already knows better than most how we use the internet.  Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well.  Engadget has learned that the company is readying a new mobile service …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Announces Update 3 For Windows Phone 8 Coming This Year With Larger Screens, More Live Tiles  —  Today Microsoft announced its third update to Windows Phone 8.  This is the set of new features and upgrades that will carry the smartphone platform through the holiday sales cycle.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft bypasses carriers to deliver early Windows Phone updates  —  Microsoft may have only just announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, but the company plans to start delivering it to developers later today.  After over a year in the making, Microsoft is finally launching its Windows Phone Preview for developers.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One max: an awkwardly large One variant with a poorly implemented fingerprint scanner  —  HTC One max review: a lot more of the same  —  The power button is on the side  —  Homer's two great works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are technically poems.  In the exact same way that an inch-thick tome …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
iPhone 5s Outselling iPhone 5c Two-to-One  —  Asked during Apple's last earnings call if he feared the higher end of the smartphone market was nearing saturation, CEO Tim Cook said he did not.  “I don't subscribe to the common view that the higher end, if you will, of the smartphone market is at its peak,” Cook said.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG G Flex curved smartphone revealed in press renders, will launch next month (update: 6-inch display)  —  LG has admitted that “bendable and unbreakable” smartphone displays are already in production, and we've heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex which features the new tech.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M... And (Finally?)  Gets Its Office In Israel  —  Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitter reportedly planning targeted ad network for apps and websites  —  Now that Twitter is almost a publicly traded company, it's under pressure to find meaningful new sources of revenue.  That may include advertising outside of users' social streams, according to a new report from the Financial Times.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Ex-Valve employees raising $400K on Kickstarter for augmented reality, 3D-projection glasses  —  Technical Illusions' castAR glasses could have been a Valve product.  —  Maybe Valve should have kept these two around.  —  Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson today launched a Kickstarter …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Strikes Production Deal With Netflix  —  Sony SNE +0.02% Pictures Television will become the first big Hollywood studio to produce a new TV show for Netflix Inc., NFLX +8.05% underscoring how the TV industry's elite are starting to view the streaming video service as a launch pad for original series.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Snapchat says it's handed over ‘about a dozen’ unopened messages to law enforcement  —  Snapchat is today looking to clarify exactly how and when law enforcement agencies can access your “self-destructing” messages.  According to a new blog post from Micah Schaffer, who handles matters pertaining …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Google Jousts With Wired South Korea Over Quirky Internet Rules  —  SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is one of the world's most digitally advanced countries.  It has ubiquitous broadband, running at speeds that many Americans can only envy.  Its Internet is also one of the most quirky in the world.
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