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October 21, 2013, 6:25 PM

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Marissa Mayer / Yahoo:
Everyone's Favorite Gadget Geek, David Pogue, to Join Yahoo  —  I am thrilled to announce that award-winning columnist, best-selling author, and TV host David Pogue will be joining Yahoo.  David will lead a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo and will publish columns …
John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Elop will unveil six Nokia products Tuesday, and possibly offer Microsoft hope in devices  —  Elop to Show Off New Devices as Microsoft Watches Closely  —  It's showtime for Microsoft Corp.'s $25 million man.  —  Stephen Elop, who until last month was Nokia Corp.'s chief executive …
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Nokia leaks Lumia 1520 details on Chinese online store: 20MP PureView camera, Snapdragon 800 processor  —  Looking for more evidence that Nokia's about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone?  You've got it: the company's official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product page for the fabled Lumia 1520.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
So the 5S is (allegedly) killing the 5C.  Why is this bad news?  —  John Koetsier, writing at VetureBeat: … First, the necessary caveat: Apple supply chain rumors are notoriously unreliable.  But let's assume this one is true, and see if we can figure out the bad news Koetsier is referring to.
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix's Q3 Beats Analyst Estimates With 1.3M New Domestic Subscribers, $0.52 Earnings Per Share  —  Social Video Broadcasting Startup Spreecast Comes Out Of Beta With A New Design  —  Netflix's third-quarter earnings report just came out, with the company beating analyst expectations on higher-than-expected subscriber numbers.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network  —  Facebook announced in May that it would ban videos showing graphic violence while it carried out a review  —  Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again.
TIME:
Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries  —  The tech titan is introducing products to track Internet attacks and aid free expression  —  Google Ideas, the New York City-based “think/do tank” run by the Internet search giant, is launching several new technologies designed …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary  —  Android is open—except for all the good parts.  —  Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced.  The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Finally: BBM rolling out in Google Play, iOS App Store and in select Samsung App Stores TODAY  —  BlackBerry announced the release of its BlackBerry Messenger iOS and Android app — long awaited, no less.  The company says that users should see it appear in Google Play, the Apple App Store, and in select Samsung App Stores.
Le Monde:
France in the NSA's crosshair : phone networks under surveillance  —  The future will perhaps tell us one day why France has remained so discreet in comparison with Germany or Brazil, for example, after the first revelations about the extent of the American electronic espionage programmes …

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