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SLIDESHOW: iPad Mini 2 Delay, Leaked iPad 5 Video And More From The First Week Of October

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) may have had a good week or a bad week, depending on the rumors investors choose to believe.

One rumor claimed that the company either delayed the iPad Mini 2 or that device quantities will be very limited when the unit ships.

Another rumor showed the potential of a lighter, thinner and superior iPad (the full-size model).

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) made big news as well, though not for the most desirable reason.

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Activision (NASDAQ: ATVI) also made headlines this week.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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    iPad Mini 2 Delayed…Or Was It?

    iPad Mini 2 Delayed…Or Was It?

    Rumors travel fast in the tech industry, especially when they involve words like "Apple" and "delay."

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) was rumored to have delayed its second-generation iPad Mini because of a lack of Retina Displays.

    The whole idea sounds silly, and could be the rumor mill's way of reminding consumers that the device may be in limited supply.

    Note: The pictured device is not an iPad Mini 2.

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    Leaked iPad 5 Video Soared On YouTube

    Leaked iPad 5 Video Soared On YouTube

    There are few things more exciting than the images of a leaked product -- especially one people cannot wait to get their hands on.

    The fifth-generation iPad is expected to be released this month, so when a new video surfaced, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) fans were eager to take a peek.

    Note: The pictured device is not an iPad 5.

     

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    Amazon Rumored To Develop Apple TV Competitor

    Amazon Rumored To Develop Apple TV Competitor

    As if the industry did not have enough set-top boxes, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is rumored to be developing one of its own.

    The predictable-sounding device can stream video, play apps, and will be used to promote Amazon Prime.

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    Adobe Security Breach Impacted 2.9 Million People

    Adobe Security Breach Impacted 2.9 Million People

    Are there any limits to how far hackers will go to wreak havoc?

    Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE), one of the biggest punching bags among malicious hackers, was attacked this week.

    Nearly three million users were affected after encrypted credit and debit card data (among other sensitive information) was accessed.

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    Twitter Inched Closer To Its IPO

    Twitter Inched Closer To Its IPO

    Twitter, the world's second-most popular social network, is moving closer to its initial public offering.

    The social media empire filed an S-1 this week, revealing that the firm is currently valued at $1 billion.

    Twitter also announced that it may trade under the symbol "TWTR."

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    Best Buy Drops iPhone 5C's Price To $50

    Best Buy Drops iPhone 5C's Price To $50

    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) dropped the price of the iPhone 5C by nearly 50 percent.

    Shifting from $99 to $50, the iPhone 5C is now the cheapest "new" iPhone ever released.

    The price cut is for a limited time only, however, and may come to a close on Monday, October 7.

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    Ford Opened Up To Technology Acquisitions

    Ford Opened Up To Technology Acquisitions

    While Ford (NYSE: F) may not be ready to buy another startup just yet, the company is open to additional acquisitions.

    "I think we've opened up a new avenue for the company -- or re-opened, I should say," Bill Coughlin, President and CEO of Ford Global Technologies (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford), told Benzinga.

    "I think the company is a bit more open to looking at other possible acquisitions that would make sense. Not that we're looking, but I think we're open to it."

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    Activision Sought Independence From Vivendi

    Activision Sought Independence From Vivendi

    Activision (NASDAQ: ATVI) is seeking independence from Vivendi (OTC: VIVHY).

    If the company's current share buyback plan fails, it may have to implement another strategy to sever ties with its majority shareholder.

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    Sony Could Raise Smartphone Shipments By More Than 50%

    Sony Could Raise Smartphone Shipments By More Than 50%

    Japanese tech giant Sony (NYSE: SNE) may increase smartphone shipments by 55 percent in 2014.

    This year Sony is expected to ship 42 million smartphones. Next year that number could jump to 65 million units.

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    PlayStation 4 Proved To Be More Popular Than Xbox One

    PlayStation 4 Proved To Be More Popular Than Xbox One

    Xbox One might have to settle for the number-two position in console hardware sales.

    Reuters conducted a poll and found that Sony's (NYSE: SNE) upcoming console, PlayStation 4, is more popular than Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) new machine.

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