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October 9, 2014, 9:55 AM

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Carl Icahn / Shareholders Square Table:
Carl Icahn sends open letter to Tim Cook, wants Apple to make a tender offer for shares  —  Sale: Apple Shares at Half Price  —  “IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION”  —  As a large Apple shareholder with approximately 53 million shares, we applaud you and the rest of management …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple suppliers postpone production of 12.9" iPad from December to early next year, to cope with strong iPhone demand  —  Larger Apple iPad to Be Delayed  —  Apple Suppliers Concentrating on Meeting Demand for New iPhones  —  Apple Inc. suppliers have pushed back plans to mass produce …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC introduces Desire Eye, with highest resolution front-facing camera on a smartphone, 13MP front and back  —  HTC's Desire Eye wants to be the king of selfies  —  The Desire Eye has the most powerful front-facing camera ever put on a smartphone  —  It's no secret that taking selfies …
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Unity, one gaming development platform to unite them all, up for sale  —  A presentation pitching Unity has been circulating around the games industry, sources say.  The potential buyer gets popular software that powers games, large and small.
More: ElectronistaThanks:@rogerwcheng
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Piper Jaffray study finds Facebook use among teens down from 72% in spring to 45% in fall 2014  —  Teens are officially over Facebook  —  Since children are the future, and no one over 21 really knows what they find “cool” (do the kids even say cool these days...?), researchers have devoted many …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Twitter News Head Vivian Schiller Out in Media Unit Consolidation  —  Vivian Schiller, the high-profile NBC and NPR exec who Twitter hired to run its news unit, is leaving the company as part of a consolidation.  —  Adam Sharp will now be in charge of both news and government …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
New Relic Buys Dashboard Tool Ducksboard As It Continues Expansion Into Analytics  —  When you think of New Relic, you might think of traditional server-side application performance monitoring, and of course New Relic does that and other monitoring tasks, but increasingly it's moving …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes slew of commitments to get businesses hooked on Surface  —  Microsoft today made a slew of announcements as part of a new commitment to Surface for business.  —  The company says firms have been asking it about a longer-term commitment to Surface for businesses of all sizes.
Sarah / imgur:
Imgur will convert GIF uploads to new .GIFV format MP4 videos for smaller, high quality files  —  Introducing GIFV  —  GIFs are no longer about .GIFs-the culture of the GIF now trumps the file format.  With Project GIFV, Imgur is reimagining the looping GIF video with all the richness it deserves as a key piece of Internet culture.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Droid Turbo details leak in 73-page guide: 5.2" display, 21MP camera, wireless charging, more  —  Motorola Droid Turbo Breaks Cover In Full Guide - 5.2" Display, 21MP Camera, Wireless Charging, And More  —  Thanks to MotoFirmware.com, Motorola's Droid Turbo has just broken cover …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says  —  PALO ALTO — You own your data.  And the government needs to start respecting that.  —  This was the assertion made today by Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith at a Silicon Valley panel discussion on NSA surveillance.
CoinDesk:
State of Bitcoin Q3 2014: Ecosystem Maturing Amid Price Pressure  —  We are pleased to release our latest quarterly State of Bitcoin update.  —  This article will run through some of its key findings in the new report, which focuses on data and events in the third quarter of 2014 up to the present day.

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