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October 22, 2013, 4:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the ‘coming weeks’  —  Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.  After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Nokia unveils 10.1″ Lumia 2520, a $499 Windows RT 8.1 tablet coming this fall with LTE and a $150 Power Keyboard  —  At Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia unveiled its first tablet: the Lumia 2520.  The Windows RT 8.1 device will ship this fall for $499; initial roll out will be in the US …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera  —  Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for?  If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor, we'd suspect the answer is probably yes.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 1520: a first look at a 6-inch giant Windows Phone  —  Nokia has just made its Lumia 1520 official.  With a 6-inch display it's the biggest Windows Phone ever, and its 1080p resolution is a first for Microsoft's mobile operating system.  These changes will usher in a range …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
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 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
BlackBerry says 5 million users downloaded BBM for Android and iOS in 8 hours  —  BlackBerry finally rolled out its BBM messenger for iOS and Android earlier today, using a unique reservation system presumably designed to prevent its servers crashing out again, and the company claims …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Reuters:
Yahoo tried to slow Microsoft search rollout: filing  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer tried to slow the rollout of its search deal with Microsoft Corp and questioned its partner's commitment, court filings show, in the latest sign that their strategic relationship is fraying.
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 …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete 250 accounts  —  Wikipedia editors have disabled hundreds of paid Wikipedia editing accounts in recent weeks as part of a campaign against so-called “sockpuppetry.”  The efforts were described in a statement published this morning …
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 …

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