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12:50 PM ET, September 13, 2011

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Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Windows 8 for tablets hands-on preview (video)  —  Just last week, we got our paws on Samsung's Series 7 Slate, and it's already making its second debut.  This time around, however, it's sporting a much more mouthwatering setup.  No, it's not dawning Lady Gaga's edible leftovers …
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Tim Anderson / Guardian:
Windows 8 Metro shows off Microsoft tablet but keeps apps at a distance  —  BUILD conference in Anaheim shows developers next version and ‘Windows Store’ for programs - but Microsoft will choose whether apps for tablets are approved  —  Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft's operating system …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:   Windows 8: Microsoft's browser-based OS
Larry Hryb / @majornelson:
Watching the live (Silverlight) stream of BUILD to see the Windows 8 news http://t.co/zYqV8D7
Discussion: BetaNews, Computerworld and Gizmodo
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
iOS 5 beta 8 coming this Friday, GM on the 23rd, iPhone 5 launch early October as rumored?  —  We have received some information from a trusted source surrounding upcoming release of iOS 5 that could help pinpoint a more specific launch time frame for the iPhone 5.
AppleInsider:
Apple readying second generation of AirPort Express 802.11n  —  Apple will soon begin shipping a new version of its AirPort Express portable 802.11n base station, capping a recent series of refreshes to the company's line of WiFi routers ahead of this fall's iCloud launch.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With Bitcasa, The Entire Cloud Is Your Hard Drive For Only $10 Per Month  —  The cloud is now your hard drive.  And not just a few dozen Gigabytes, Terabytes or even Petabytes, but all of it - infinite storage - for only $10 per month.  This is the incredible promise of the new TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Bitcasa.
Agence France Presse:
Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France  —  PARIS — South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet computers.
Jeffb / Nielsen Wire:
Top 20 Android Apps in the US: Women Like Facebook, Men Love Maps and Mail  —  According to the first mobile media rankings based on audience measurement data from metered Android smartphone usage, aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail were the most used among U.S. Android users 18 years and older.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
500 days with the iPad  —  It has now been 500 days since my iPad 3G arrived at the end of April, 2010.  So, as I did after 100 days — when it was my “favorite” computer — and after 300 days — when I barely used it anymore — I'm going to write a bit about how it fits into my life today and what that means.
Loic / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Tech Writers In Denial: The Michael Arrington Case Study  —  I have read so much B-S- about Michael Arrington's supposedly displaced integrity as a writer that I thought I should set the record straight.  —  Mike has been an investor in my company Seesmic since day one, here are some of the posts Mike wrote about Seesmic:
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple asks courts to stay two Motorola Mobility lawsuits until Google has acquired the company  —  On Friday, Apple filed motions to stay in two of its various lawsuits with Motorola, arguing that the pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) by Google has resulted in “a fundamental loss of Motorola's patent rights”.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Your Startup Doesn't Need a COO  —  It's very common for startup companies to have COO's.  So I know I'm getting myself into a bit of trouble by writing this.  But ...  Startups don't need - shouldn't have - COOs.  I have this conversation with every startup that comes to see me and has a CEO & a COO.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Knocks 50 Percent Off Whole Foods Gift Cards  —  LivingSocial is partnering with Whole Foods, the grocery store known for high-end organic foods that can set you back your whole paycheck.  —  For today only, the runner-up in the daily deals race is offering $10 for $20 to spend on groceries.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Reuters and Digital Trends
Isabel Reynolds / Reuters:
Nintendo's 3DS rescue bid falls short, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Nintendo's attempt to rescue its failed 3DS handheld games gadget with a raft of new games content fell short of expectations and left investors pessimistic about the outlook for the long-time industry champion.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests Changing User Account Settings to Send Summary Email Notifications  —  Facebook just posted to its official Page that is testing new summary emails for users “who are very active on Facebook and receive lots of email notifications”.  Rather than sending individual emails …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Verizon Partners With App Discovery Engine Chomp  —  Verizon is giving its app store a makeover in an effort to make it more useful as a means of discovering and buying mobile software.  —  To do so, the company is partnering with Silicon Valley start-up Chomp, whose search engine is designed …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Turntable.fm iPhone app goes live and it's a dream  —  Hot social music startup Turntable.fm has finally made its way to mobile devices with the launch of its iPhone app today.  —  We first heard last week that the startup was working on an iPhone app, and the app itself contains everything you'd expect …
Discussion: Betabeat, Gizmodo, Digits and SplatF
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD breaks Guinness World Record for fastest processor frequency at 8.429 gigahertz  —  Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it has broken the world record for the fastest clock speed for a PC microprocessor.  —  The new 8-core AMD FX desktop processor can be overclocked …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Comscore: Android overtakes iOS as Symbian remains top European smartphone platform  —  A new report from digital research specialists ComScore has revealed that in the last quarter, Google's Android platform overtook Apple's iOS software to become the second most popular smartphone operating system …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hotfile Sues Warner Bros. For Copyright Fraud and Abuse  —  Earlier this year five major Hollywood movie studios sued file-hosting service Hotfile for several copyright-related offenses.  The case is ongoing and two weeks ago the MPAA studios scored a victory when Hotfile was ordered …
Discussion: Gizmodo and GigaOM
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motorola Mobility Invests In Video Publishing Platform Ooyala  —  After announcing a slew of new features on Facebook, video publishing platform Ooyala is announcing another bit of news today—a new investor.  The venture arm of Motorola Mobility, which Google is in the process of acquiring …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Winning  —  Yours truly, last week: … Aaron Pressman argues that I was “deliberately obtuse”: … Pressman is right, in a way.  I was too flippant with the aforequoted question.  What I mean by “winning” needs more context.  —  What I'm talking about is the argument that Android is …
Discussion: TiPb and The Orange View
 
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Songza Raises Seven Figure Round; Launches Mobile, Sharable Music Collections In The Cloud
Discussion: Betabeat, VatorNews, hypebot and AllThingsD
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Demo: WeVideo brings collaborative video editing to the cloud
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
“Google's Auto Correct Killed The Launch Of Our Android App”
Discussion: Gizmodo
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Everpix: All Your Photos, Automatically Organized And Accessible From Anywhere
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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Exclusive: SAP will pay $20 million in Oracle criminal case
Discussion: The Register and TechEye
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon Makes Foray Into E-Commerce, Taking on Amazon in U.K.
Discussion: Screenwerk, WebProNews and VentureBeat
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spool Is Instapaper On Steroids
John D. Sutter / CNN:
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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung's First New iPhone-Killer To Hit The U.S. Is Here And We Have It [HANDS ON]
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John Cook / GeekWire:
HTC boss on Windows Phone 7, patent wars and why iPhones aren't cool anymore
 

 
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