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October 22, 2013, 11:00 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the ‘coming weeks’  —  Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.  After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 2520: a closer look at Nokia's first Windows tablet  —  The moment has finally come, Nokia's first Windows tablet.  While its been rumored for what feels like years, Nokia's Lumia 2520 is the Finnish smartphone maker's answer to a Lumia-style tablet.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Nokia unveils 10.1″ Lumia 2520, a $499 Windows RT 8.1 tablet coming this fall with LTE and a $150 Power Keyboard  —  At Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia unveiled its first tablet: the Lumia 2520.  The Windows RT 8.1 device will ship this fall for $499; initial roll out will be in the US …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera  —  Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for?  If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor, we'd suspect the answer is probably yes.
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Said to Plan Android Smartwatch With Camera for Next Year  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is developing a smartwatch that uses Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android software and can take pictures, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The watch's price, full functions and sales strategy still must …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How Apple's Address Book app could allow the NSA to harvest your contacts  —  Overlooked in last week's revelation that the National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of e-mail address books around the world was this surprising factoid: Apple makes this mass collection easier …
Liam Boogar / Rude Baguette:
Google shells out $23 Million to buy FlexyCore, the French startup behind DroidBooster  —  Google has acquired the Rennes-based startup Flexycore for $23 Million (€16.9 Million), according to L'Expansion[fr].  The startup provides optimization solutions applications …
Ruletheworld / BTC Geek:
Dawn of Autonomous Corporations, Powered by Bitcoin  —  Still waiting for Bitcoin to be accepted at Amazon and eBay?  Forget it.  Bitcoin will power the next generation of corporations and the only way to deal with those corporations will be through Bitcoin (that's right, they won't, or rather can't, accept fiat like US Dollar).
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
eBay acquires same-day delivery service Shutl, plans to expand eBay Now to 25 cities  —  In an effort to expand its same-day delivery service to cities across the country (and across the pond), e-commerce giant eBay has snapped up London-based startup Shutl.
MIT Technology Review:
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled  —  Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade.  But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more  —  Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world's first commercial computer capable …
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USA Today:
HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov  —  WASHINGTON — The international telecommunications company Verizon has been tasked with helping the government fix the federal health exchange, USA TODAY has learned.  —  An informed source in the telecommunications industry …
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