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October 21, 2013, 8:50 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 …
Bernd Leger / Localytics:
iPhone 5c narrowing 5s' lead and what to expect from Apple's 10/22 iPad Launch  —  iPhone 5c steadily gaining, but it's still not the phone for emerging markets  —  It's been just about one month since the initial release of the iPhone 5s and 5c and, following two initial extensive research reports …
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
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 …
Brian McClendon / Google LatLong:
Introducing Google Maps Engine Pro: Helping businesses create, visualize and share their data on a map  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Enterpise Blog)  —  Maps are a part of our daily lives—from finding the best local Italian restaurant to planning a trip abroad.  Maps are also a valuable tool in the workplace.
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Referrals To Media Sites Up 170% YOY, New “Stories To Share” Tells Pages What To Post  —  Facebook wants to get more news content in its feed by proving to media sites it's their premier social ally.  Today it announced referral traffic to media sites is up an average of 170% this year.
John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Elop will unveil six Nokia products Tuesday, and possibly offer Microsoft hope in devices  —  Nokia Corp. executive Stephen Elop is to unveil six products on Tuesday.  He has a chance to position the devices as a ray of hope for Microsoft, which acquired Nokia's handset division a month ago.
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 …

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