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October 9, 2013, 8:20 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 …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Adapted from “Hatching Twitter”: All is fair in love and Twitter  —  All Is Fair in Love and Twitter  —  Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco's financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders and firefighter poles …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Bilton Twitter Book — Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Almost Went to Facebook (and More!)  —  What do you do after getting pushed out of the CEO seat of the Internet company you co-founded?  —  Maybe you take a trip to the beach and leave the worries of Silicon Valley behind for a time.
More: I4U News
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How the Bible and YouTube are fueling the next frontier of password cracking  —  Early last year, password security researcher Kevin Young was hitting a brick wall.  Over the previous few weeks, he made steady progress decoding cryptographically protected password data leaked from the then-recent hack of intelligence firm Stratfor.
More: Gizmodo, The Verge, I4U News and PSFKTweets: @opensignal
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 …
More: Softpedia NewsTweets: @benpopper
Simon Owens / Daily Dot:
The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army  —  Wikipedia editor and self-professed “bird geek” DocTree spends most of his time on the world's largest encyclopedia editing the pages for long-dead ornithologists.  So it was somewhat unusual when, in August 2012 …
Tweets: @adriennelaf and @ethanz
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.”
Dann Berg / The Verge:
Xbox Fitness: how Microsoft plans to use big names and big data to whip you into shape  —  Fitness has been a part of the Kinect experience since the sensor was first released, but Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One reinvents the experience from the ground up.  In the past, users were stuck …
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.
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].
Tweets: @thomnagy and @glennf
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …

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