AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

The Amazon Kindle Numbers That Jeff Bezos Must Really Care About

Hint: It’s not all about units sold.

Survey Says Mobile Gamers Prefer Kindle Fire Over Tablets With Google Play

But Android phones are still huge, and, thanks to the iPod touch, Apple is on top, overall.

Dell Tablets at Bargain Prices

The Dell Venue 7 is a heck of a buy for a brand-name Android tablet, says Walt Mossberg, but if you can spare more money, you’ll get a better experience in a more expensive small tablet.

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Candy Crush Saga Comes to Amazon Appstore

Kindle Fire owners, your productivity is about to fall off a cliff. King’s mobile mega-hit Candy Crush Saga debuts on the Amazon Appstore in “selected territories” today, and goes worldwide on Oct. 17. The game had 53 million daily active users in September, according to a King press release.

Kindle Fire HDX: A More Helpful Tablet

The most unusual feature of the Kindle Fire HDX is its Mayday button, but a better help system isn’t exactly the prime reason to buy a new tablet.

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Just Getting Started in Tablets, Stays Mum on Phone Plans

The Amazon CEO tells AllThingsD that there is lots more work to be done in tablets, but remains circumspect on what other product categories the company may be eyeing.

Jeff Bezos Says Live-Help Button and Other Features Make New Kindle Fire Tablets Uniquely Amazon (Video)

In an interview, the Amazon chief outlines the new Kindle family, and explains why the retailer is so interested in tablets.

Microsoft Says Its New Surface Tablets Are Like Its Old Surface Tablets, but Better

Is that enough? We’ll see in October.