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October 9, 2014, 7:35 AM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC introduces Desire Eye, with highest resolution front-facing camera on a smartphone, 13MP front and back  —  HTC's Desire Eye wants to be the king of selfies  —  The Desire Eye has the most powerful front-facing camera ever put on a smartphone  —  It's no secret that taking selfies …
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
HTC announces screenless RE action camera that uses smartphone as screen, priced at $199  —  HTC Re camera pulls the focus away from smartphones  —  The vertical tube that bends down from the lens barrel gives you something easy and stable to hold onto unlike trying to shoot with your phone.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple suppliers postpone production of 12.9" iPad from December to early next year, to cope with strong iPhone demand  —  Larger Apple iPad to Be Delayed  —  Apple Suppliers Concentrating on Meeting Demand for New iPhones  —  Apple Inc. suppliers have pushed back plans to mass produce …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
A sampler of Slack group names at major tech companies, obtained through the service's dubious usability “feature”  —  Slack Is Letting Anyone Peek at Their Competitors  —  Few pieces of corporate software have earned so many fans so quickly as Slack, which is basically a sophisticated chat room for businesses.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Piper Jaffray study finds Facebook use among teens down from 72% in spring to 45% in fall 2014  —  Teens are officially over Facebook  —  Since children are the future, and no one over 21 really knows what they find “cool” (do the kids even say cool these days...?), researchers have devoted many …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Twitter News Head Vivian Schiller Out in Media Unit Consolidation  —  Vivian Schiller, the high-profile NBC and NPR exec who Twitter hired to run its news unit, is leaving the company as part of a consolidation.  —  Adam Sharp will now be in charge of both news and government …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App  —  Google's Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” - or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected devices across both iTunes and Google Play …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Droid Turbo details leak in 73-page guide: 5.2" display, 21MP camera, wireless charging, more  —  Motorola Droid Turbo Breaks Cover In Full Guide - 5.2" Display, 21MP Camera, Wireless Charging, And More  —  Thanks to MotoFirmware.com, Motorola's Droid Turbo has just broken cover …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google experimented with split-screen feature for Android late last year  —  An Exclusive Look At Google's Early Multi-Window Explorations For Android  —  One of Samsung's claims to fame is a feature meant to improve productivity on mobile devices.  One that users of stock Android …

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