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October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8  —  Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem  —  At its heart, Twitter is a firehose.  Everything you tweet shows up to every one of your followers.  It's what makes Twitter feel like the real-time pulse of the world.  But it could also be preventing Twitter from growing.
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Tom Gara / Wall Street Journal:
One Big Doubt Hanging Over Twitter's IPO: Fake Accounts  —  With Robot Accounts Spitting Tweets, Marketers May Want More Certainty They're Reaching Humans  —  At 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, the Twitter account for Mashable—one of the earliest movers into the now endless world of social media news sites …
David Segal / New York Times:
Mugshot sites that charge for removal strike some as extortion; Google penalized several on Thursday  —  Mugged by a Mug Shot Online  —  IN March last year, a college freshman named Maxwell Birnbaum was riding in a van filled with friends from Austin, Tex., to a spring-break rental house in Gulf Shores …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Purported Service Manual Gives A Look At The Next Nexus Phone, Reveals 32GB Storage, 8MP OIS Camera, Photos, And More  —  Courtesy of an anonymous tipster, we've got a nice weekend treat for those caught up in Nexus season rumor hysteria.  A document, purported to be an internal Service Manual …
Andreas Udo de Haes / PC World:
Microsoft is quietly recycling Outlook email accounts  —  Like Yahoo, Microsoft is recycling email accounts, and apparently doing so without mentioning it in service agreements for Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com.  —  Yahoo recently started recycling unused accounts and was harshly criticized for this policy.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: As Society Changes, a Brighter Future for Devices on Planes  —  You know the scene in a movie when a character trails off into the past and is reminded of the moment it all began?  I had one of those this week.  —  It was 2011, and I was engrossed in an e-book on my Kindle …
Tweets: @mattlynley
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Samsung video ads pitch the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as a fictional gadget come to life  —  Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch last month, which connects to its Galaxy smartphone via Bluetooth and provides much of the functionality of an Android device without needing to actually touch your phone.
Dawinderpal Sahota / Telecoms.com:
UK regulator announces Microsoft and Google are participating in a major white space broadband trial  —  Google, BT and Microsoft sign up to Ofcom white space trials  —  Ofcom is carrying out white space trials with the support of companies including BT and Microsoft
Associated Press:
BlackBerry hit by shareholder lawsuit claiming company misled investors  —  Class action lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of shareholders who purchased Blackberry stock in the past year  —  A class action lawsuit has been filed against BlackBerry by a shareholder, claiming …

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