Apple confirms Oct. 22 event, may announce new iPads; Xiaomi sold 100K smartphones in 90 seconds

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> Apple confirmed it will hold an event Oct. 22, where it is likely to announce new iPads. Article

> Analyst says Apple's iPhone 5c may be selling better than reported, and its availability in stores may be due to Apple's manufacturing success rather than overabundant supply.  Article

> Google is expected to launch the Nexus 5 today without a press conference. Here's a hands-on of the device. Article

> China's fast growing phone maker Xiaomi said it sold 100,000 of its new MI3 smartphones in just one minute and 29 seconds. Article

> Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have transmitted data at 100 gigabits per second over 20 meters using 237.5 GHz sub-terahertz waves. Article

> Sony's Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 smartphones as well as its SmartWatch 2 are now available in the U.S. but at a steep cost.  Article

Developer News

> Developers are attributing some of BlackBerry's troubles to bad app selection. Article

> Nearly half of consumers ignore in-app ads. Article

> Google's "referral flow" is helping developers track data. Article

Cable News

> FierceCable ranked the top PayTV distributor apps. Check out the list here.

> Renub Research says that 4G LTE technology is offering various opportunities for different industries across the world to view live HD TV. Article

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