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October 15, 2013, 8:15 PM

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Apple:
Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores  —  Apple® today announced that Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, will be joining Apple in a newly created position, as a senior vice president and member of our executive team, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook talks hiring of Angela Ahrendts as Retail chief, says she is ‘best person in the world for this role’  —  Last night, Apple announced that it had finally found a new Head of Retail: Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts.  Ahrendts has been CEO of the fashion retailer for several years …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple and China  —  From a recent story in Want China Times, “Two Percent of China's Public Consumes One-Third of World's Luxury Goods”: … When the iPhone 5C came out last month and was not “low cost”, many took it as a sign that Apple was somehow ignoring China.
More: Forbes and DigitsTweets: @benedictevans
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter Announces It Will List On The NYSE Under TWTR  —  Twitter has amended its S-1 filing to note that it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the TWTR symbol, a detail that was omitted from the original filing.  The new document was uploaded to its EDGAR archive today.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Announces October 22 Event: “We Still Have a Lot to Cover”  —  Apple this morning distributed invitations to a special event at which it's expected to unveil the next iterations of the iPad and iPad mini.  And it's to be held on October 22, just as AllThingsD said it would.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Dave Morin Laid Off 20 Percent of Path Employees Today  —  Dave Morin's social networking app Path laid off 13 employees today, which represents 20 percent of the company's staff.  A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs, saying, “We're working to realign the company to support continued innovation and Path 4.0.”
Antoine Gara / TheStreet.com:
Irish Budget Proposes End to Apple Tax Shelter  —  Stock quotes in this article: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT  —  NEW YORK TheStreet — The Irish government said on Tuesday that it will consider eliminating a treatment that allows firms such as Apple (AAPL) to be taxed as a “stateless” …
Dann Berg / The Verge:
Nike announces new and more colorful Nike+ FuelBand SE  —  Nike has announced the new Nike+ Fuelband SE at an event here in New York City.  The band now has some color, with the options of yellow, pink, or red accenting an otherwise black body.  —  The announcement comes shortly …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter  —  Yahoo met weak financial expectations, turning in what can only be described as lackluster performance in its third-quarter earnings report today.  —  The Silicon Valley Internet giant said it earned 34 cents …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google Fiber now explicitly permits home servers  —  Google Fiber's terms of service caused some controversy in July when Google found itself defending the legality of a ban on servers.  After a complaint, Google told the Federal Communications Commission that its clause stating that …
More: The RegisterTweets: @billschrier
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Watch out AT&T: Verizon's new LTE network monster stirs in NYC  —  AT&T's LTE service has been beating Verizon's 4G network soundly in performance tests — as any Ma Bell marketing exec will tell you if given half a chance — but the days are numbered in which AT&T can claim the title of country's fastest network.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
HTC to make future Amazon phones, according to report  —  Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have circulated for well over a year now, but a new report out today says that the retail giant will use HTC to make its upcoming devices.  Three different smartphones are said to be in development …
Reid Hoffman:
LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs  —  At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: always help entrepreneurs.  It doesn't matter whether an entrepreneur is in our portfolio, whether we're considering an investment, or whether we're casually meeting for the first time.
More: Business Insider and FortuneTweets: @jaltma and @reidhoffman
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Vox Media Raises $34 Million to Build SB Nation, the Verge, Polygon  —  Tech investors are supposed to avoid content businesses.  But they do make exceptions: The people who brought you Huffington Post, for example, have been able to raise a ton of money for BuzzFeed.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Vimeo PRO gets 1TB of storage, unlimited HD plays, support, and more for $199/ year in plan refresh  —  Vimeo is updating its premium-tier service in a way that it claims will put “more power in the hands of creative professionals and businesses.”  Starting today, Vimeo PRO subscribers …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
ThinkUp launches new crowdfunded app to help users mine data from their own social networks  —  Veteran blogger Anil Dash is creating a service for quantified selfies, a Klout for the indie web  —  For the past two years year Anil Dash and Gina Trapani have been building ThinkUp.
More: Anil DashTweets: @veronica
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook's $120 Million Onavo Buy Comes With Lots of Upside  —  Facebook made news on Sunday night, snapping up the Tel Aviv-based mobile app analytics company Onavo.  —  And the price paid is nothing to sneeze at; multiple sources said that Facebook ended up paying somewhere in the neighborhood of $120 million for the company.

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