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October 21, 2013, 4:55 PM

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Marissa Mayer / Yahoo:
Everyone's Favorite Gadget Geek, David Pogue, to Join Yahoo  —  I am thrilled to announce that award-winning columnist, best-selling author, and TV host David Pogue will be joining Yahoo.  David will lead a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo and will publish columns …
John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Elop will unveil six Nokia products Tuesday, and possibly offer Microsoft hope in devices  —  Elop to Show Off New Devices as Microsoft Watches Closely  —  It's showtime for Microsoft Corp.'s $25 million man.  —  Stephen Elop, who until last month was Nokia Corp.'s chief executive …
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Nokia leaks Lumia 1520 details on Chinese online store: 20MP PureView camera, Snapdragon 800 processor  —  Looking for more evidence that Nokia's about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone?  You've got it: the company's official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product page for the fabled Lumia 1520.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
So the 5S is (allegedly) killing the 5C.  Why is this bad news?  —  John Koetsier, writing at VetureBeat: … First, the necessary caveat: Apple supply chain rumors are notoriously unreliable.  But let's assume this one is true, and see if we can figure out the bad news Koetsier is referring to.
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix's Q3 Beats Analyst Estimates With 1.3M New Domestic Subscribers, $0.52 Earnings Per Share  —  Social Video Broadcasting Startup Spreecast Comes Out Of Beta With A New Design  —  Netflix's third-quarter earnings report just came out, with the company beating analyst expectations on higher-than-expected subscriber numbers.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary  —  Android is open—except for all the good parts.  —  Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced.  The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier …
TIME:
Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries  —  The tech titan is introducing products to track Internet attacks and aid free expression  —  Google Ideas, the New York City-based “think/do tank” run by the Internet search giant, is launching several new technologies designed …
Le Monde:
France in the NSA's crosshair : phone networks under surveillance  —  The future will perhaps tell us one day why France has remained so discreet in comparison with Germany or Brazil, for example, after the first revelations about the extent of the American electronic espionage programmes …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Finally: BBM rolling out in Google Play, iOS App Store and in select Samsung App Stores TODAY  —  BlackBerry announced the release of its BlackBerry Messenger iOS and Android app — long awaited, no less.  The company says that users should see it appear in Google Play, the Apple App Store, and in select Samsung App Stores.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service  —  An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus …
steve cheney:
Why Android First is a Myth  —  In mobile, particularly in consumer markets, there has been an ongoing debate about when or if Android will become the first platform that sophisticated startups develop for.  Often times, this argument is wrongly centered around vanity metrics for Android …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
GarageBand for iOS 7 to Become Free with In-App Purchases as Apple Reveals Full Set of New iLife and iWork Icons  —  Ahead of Tuesday's media event, Apple has revised its Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s to reveal the full set of new iOS 7-themed icons for the six iLife and iWork apps offered for iOS.
Gordon G. Chang / Forbes:
Is China's Lenovo Bidding For BlackBerry To Destroy It?  —  As we learned Thursday, , the Chinese consumer technology firm, has signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry in preparation for a bid to buy the struggling Canadian business.  Lenovo surely knows it will not be permitted to take over BlackBerry.
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