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October 9, 2013, 12:30 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22  —  Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.  —  People familiar with Apple's plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday, October 22.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung announces the Galaxy Round, a smartphone with a curved OLED display  —  Samsung has taken the wrapper off its rumored smartphone with a curved OLED display.  The Galaxy Round, which will launch on SK Telecom in South Korea, has a 5.7-inch 1080p screen the same size as seen …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Office for iPad will debut after Microsoft's touch-friendly Windows version  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that the company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface.  Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said “iPad will be picked up when there's a touch first user interface.”
Bloomberg:
Samsung Loses Bid for Presidential Veto of Apple-Won Import Ban  —  Samsung Electronics Co. must stop importing certain models of its smartphones and tablet computers after President Barack Obama's administration let stand a ban won by Apple Inc. in a patent-infringement dispute.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Nest Gives the Lowly Smoke Detector a Brain — And a Voice  —  One day in June, about 20 engineers and managers at the startup company Nest went on a field trip.  They didn't need to pack a lunch.  Their destination: a storage closet near the bathrooms at their new headquarters in Palo Alto.
Luke Reimer / Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog:
Coming Soon: A Simple, Easy to Use Cloud Service for Managing Users and Apps on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Devices  —  Here at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013, we are very excited to announce an upcoming BlackBerry cloud service that will bring trusted and simple enterprise mobility management to a new level of convenience.
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for ‘Operation Payback’  —  Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype  —  Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched …
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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Amazon's ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ Service Challenges PayPal For The Web's Payment Business  —  Amazon launched a service called Login and Pay with Amazon today at Money 2020 that lets partner sites enable a payments button that will compete with PayPal and credit cards for customer checkout.
Simon Bisson / CITEworld:
Microsoft's new iOS and Android apps bring the Windows desktop to phones and tablets  —  If you're running a BYOD program, session-based virtual desktops are an ideal way of delivering apps to your users.  There's no data on their machines, and no need to know what hardware they're running.
Christina Warren / Mashable:
Paid Apps Aren't Dead — but They Are on Life Support  —  For iOS app producer David Barnard, making money from paid applications in Apple's App Store is becoming more difficult.  Barnard is the founder of Contrast (previously App Cubby), which makes apps such as Launch Center Pro [iTunes link] and Perfect Weather [iTunes link].
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AmEx And TripAdvisor Team Up To Allow Card Members To Get Credit For Travel Reviews And Access Spend Data  —  American Express has been steadily partnering with various consumer technology companies to allow cardmembers to integrate their accounts and access new ways to spend.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Web Video Players Alloy Digital and Break Media Get Bigger by Getting Together  —  People have been predicting a Web video consolidation wave for years.  Here's another sign that it may actually be happening: Break Media, which specializes in clips aimed at young dudes, is merging with Alloy Digital …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Time Warner Cable to acquire regional fiber firm DukeNet for $600M  —  Summary: The cable and television giant is buying the North Carolina-based regional fiber firm to expand its own growing fiber network across the eastern seaboard.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  Time Warner Cable has entered …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Turntable.fm begins streaming live, interactive concerts, but tickets will cost you  —  Turntable.fm has been struggling to stay afloat, and it's now looking to live, streaming performances to help it get back on track.  Turntable Live is the company's new service, and it's officially debuting tonight …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Redux: HP Says “All Hands on Deck” Needed, Requiring Most Employees to Work at the Office (Memo)  —  Computing and technology services giant Hewlett-Packard, which appears to be taking a page from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, has quietly begun enacting a policy requiring employees to work from the office and not from home.
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Google announces HP Chromebook 11 for $279, we go hands-on  —  Today Google announced some new hardware: the HP Chromebook 11.  Priced at $279, this 11-incher is available today, and we've already spent had a change to get our hands on several units.  —  The laptop is sleek and attractive …
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Silk Road Dealers Are Getting Arrested All Around The World  —  Arresting the site's owner was just stage one.  —  Ross William Ulbricht, known online as Dread Pirate Roberts, is shown in this courtroom sketch appearing before Federal Judge Joseph Spero in U.S. Federal Court in San Francisco, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

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