News bites: HarperCollins strikes deal with Scribd

HarperCollins publishers has entered an agreement with online document site Scribd to make some of its books available online, The Wall Street Journal reports. The companies did not say how many books would be available but did say the available works would not include new releases.

BlackBerry filing shows decreasing demand, citing rise in Android phones, lack of applications, according to the New York Times.

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos formally took over The Washington Post yesterday, the paper reports.

Constituents angry over the government shutdown are taking to Twitter to express their frustration to members of Congress, the AP reports.