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2:40 PM ET, September 13, 2011

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reimagines Windows, Presents Windows 8 Developer Preview  —  BUILD conference attendees and developers get first access to new operating system.  —  Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft Corp. showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named “Windows 8.”
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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 …
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
Ed Bott / @edbott:
“Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received. ”
Discussion: SiliconFilter
Larry Hryb / @majornelson:
Watching the live (Silverlight) stream of BUILD to see the Windows 8 news http://t.co/zYqV8D7
Blake Ross / Facebook Blog:
Improved Friend Lists  —  This week, it will be easier than ever to see more from the people you care about and simpler to share with exactly the right people using Friend Lists.  —  Want to see posts from your closest friends?  Or perhaps you'd like to share a personal story with your family …
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.
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
All future Android versions to be optimized for Intel as well as ARM; Medfield-based tablet and phone teased  —  At Intel's Developer Forum, Google's Andy Rubin just appeared on stage to confirm that Google and Intel will be continuing their partnership.  Expanding it, even …
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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.
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.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung appeals Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction in Germany
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Turntable.fm grabs $7 million, releases iPhone app  —  Turntable.fm, an online music service that creates rooms for people to DJ in and hang out, has been the hit of the summer.  And it's been the subject of a lot of funding rumors as well as questions about when the service will go mobile.
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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Travel Search Takes Flight With First ITA Travel Product  —  Google has made what amounts to a promising downpayment on more ambitious travel search tools with its new Flight Search, debuting today.  Launching initially for a select group of US cities Google users will have access …
Discussion: Bits, Inside Search and Tnooz
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey shows ‘unprecedented’ demand for Apple's iPhone 5  —  Demand for the iPad is also rising, according to data from a ChangeWave survey  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: RBC  —  RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky has raised his fourth quarter iPhone and iPad estimates based on the results of a survey of 2,200 potential buyers.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Opens The Kimono On Web Analytics; 3 Million Sites Now Using Tweet Button  —  It's well known that one of the missing parts of Twitter's offerings for publishers is an in-depth analytics platform.  Last year, the network started offering a Tweet button which publishers could embed on sites …
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.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Menlo Ventures starts $20M early-stage investment fund  —  Menlo Ventures is starting a $20 million fund called the “Menlo Talent Fund” led by the firm's managing director Shervin Pershevar (pictured right).  —  The fund invests $200,000 in companies geared toward finding new talent.
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:
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 …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Whoa - Apple Wins a 3D Display & Imaging System Patent Stunner  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 13 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today and one was a real stunner.  Today's report focuses on this advanced 3D display and imaging system that packs one hell of a wallop.
Discussion: 9to5Mac
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.
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”.
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 …
 
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
For Apple, China Looms Large
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hotfile Sues Warner Bros. For Copyright Fraud and Abuse
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Songza Raises Seven Figure Round; Launches Mobile, Sharable Music Collections In The Cloud
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Computerworld:
Google launches group deals aggregator in China
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Demo: WeVideo brings collaborative video editing to the cloud
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Comscore: Android overtakes iOS as Symbian remains top European smartphone platform
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
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Kate Greene / Technology Review:
A New and Improved Moore's Law
Discussion: Gizmodo and InfoWorld
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Everpix: All Your Photos, Automatically Organized And Accessible From Anywhere
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Exclusive: SAP will pay $20 million in Oracle criminal case
Discussion: The Register and TechEye
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