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October 19, 2013, 4:15 PM

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Ron / WinBeta:
Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store due to ‘a situation’  —  Microsoft has apparently removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store, citing a situation as the culprit for some users.  Microsoft is investigating the issue and will provide further details once the update is ready to be released again.
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
What Does It Mean for the U.S. to ‘Lose Control of the Internet?’  —  The NSA revelations have thrown open an Internet governance dispute that seemed resolved.  What's next?  —  Is the U.S. losing control of the Internet?  —  That's how some are interpreting a statement released in October …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Raid ‘Destroyed’ (Way) More Than 10,000,000 Legal Files  —  When the U.S. Government took down Megaupload it branded the company as a pirate site with seemingly few legitimate uses.  Up until now, however, there has been no research to back up this claim.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls  —  The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple's mobile hardware.  Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself …
Business Insider:
CONTROLLING CHAOS: Twitter's Wild Ride From Doodle To IPO  —  In the fall of 2010, Twitter was in chaos.  —  The micro-blogging site, which had been founded four years earlier, still wasn't generating much revenue despite having 145 million users.  The site was still crashing constantly.
More: The VergeTweets: @apoorvnarang and @ajs
Floyd Norris / New York Times:
Supreme Court decision may force patent trolls to pay victors' legal fees in losing cases  —  Extracting a Toll From a Patent ‘Troll’  —  It looks as if “patent trolls” are going to lose a big one.  —  The Supreme Court announced this month that it would hear two appeals of decisions …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft confirms it is working on a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone  —  Microsoft yesterday quietly launched Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android and iOS, for the first time bringing the Windows desktop to phones and tablets.  One of the most surprising parts of the announcement …
Payam Shodjai / DoubleClick Advertiser Blog:
DoubleClick Bid Manager Joins FBX, Facebook's Real-Time Bidding Exchange  —  Partnership has been key to Google's success as a rising tide lifts all boats.  So we're excited to announce a new way to help our clients succeed by working with Facebook to participate in FBX, their real-time bidding exchange.
Tim Sampson / Daily Dot:
Where does your Wikipedia donation go?  Outgoing chief warns of corruption  —  When Wikipedia decided to roll out an aggressive fundraising effort a few years ago, the free encyclopedia came with a remarkably effective battle plan.  For the entirety of the campaign, cofounder Jimmy Wales stared visitors …
More: I4U NewsThanks:@dailydot
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
iPhone 5C production cut by 35%, iPhone 5S production boosted 75%  —  Nov. 12 - 13, 2013  —  Apple has the prototypical good-news, bad-news scenario on its hands, with soaring sales of its flagship iPhone 5S contrasting sharply with souring sales of its “for the colorful” iPhone 5C.

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