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October 10, 2015, 9:50 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry CEO says company needs to sell 5M phones a year to make business profitable, hints it may exit handset business if it doesn't meet that goal  —  BlackBerry CEO wants to sell 5 million phones a year  —  It's been a long time since BlackBerry was on top of the smartphone world …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week  —  Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions.  He isn't wasting much time.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
With Moments, Twitter reinvented the newspaper and has the potential to be the best newspaper in the world  —  Twitter's Moment  —  I try to save the most over-used of clichés for special moments, and that's exactly what this week feels like for Twitter.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
How Seattle is trying to avoid the issues plaguing San Francisco, like surging home prices and less diversity, as its tech scene expands  —  Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul  —  SEATTLE — For years, business leaders here have closely studied the San Francisco region …
Andrew Perrin / Pew Internet:
Report: 65% of US adults now use social networking sites, up from 7% a decade earlier  —  Social Media Usage: 2005-2015  —  65% of adults now use social networking sites - a nearly tenfold jump in the past decade  —  Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites …

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