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October 9, 2014, 8:50 AM

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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:
HTC announces screenless RE action camera that uses smartphone as screen, priced at $199  —  HTC Re camera pulls the focus away from smartphones  —  The vertical tube that bends down from the lens barrel gives you something easy and stable to hold onto unlike trying to shoot with your phone.
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 …
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
A sampler of Slack group names at major tech companies, obtained through the service's dubious usability “feature”  —  Slack Is Letting Anyone Peek at Their Competitors  —  Few pieces of corporate software have earned so many fans so quickly as Slack, which is basically a sophisticated chat room for businesses.
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 …
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App  —  Google's Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” - or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected devices across both iTunes and Google Play …
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 …
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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