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August 17, 2012, 11:10 AM

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Michael Sippey / Twitter Developers blogs:
Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API  —  At the end of June, I wrote about how we're working to deliver a consistent Twitter experience, and how we would soon introduce stricter guidelines about how the Twitter API is used.  I'd like to give you more information about coming changes …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Lenovo's Says RT Tablets Up To $300 Cheaper Than Win 8  —  Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, said new devices based on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT software will cost $200 to $300 less than competing products using Windows 8 software.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's TV Vision: Sharing, Full On-Demand, Icons  —  TV Device Interface Would Simplify Programming; Company Faces Hurdles With Cable Operators  —  Apple Inc.'s vision for a new device that can be used as a set-top box includes features designed to simplify accessing and viewing programming …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
The Facebook distribution dilemma  —  Facebook is unlocked.  So who held, and who sold?  —  FORTUNE — Approximately 271 million shares of Facebook (FB) stock was “unlocked” yesterday, under a provision that had prevented certain investors from selling shares until 90 days after the company went public.
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
I Have 50 Dollars, ‘A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,’ Hilariously Satirizes App.net  —  Much has been written about Valley celeb Dalton Caldwell and his rather notorious new social network, App.net.  The Twitter-like site charges $50 to join, in an effort to weed out spammers …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Private justice: How Hollywood money put a Brit behind bars  —  Anton Vickerman, 38-year old owner of the once popular link site surfthechannel.com (STC), was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday by a British judge.  But the prosecutors sitting across the courtroom from him didn't work for the Crown …
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
Google Flips The Switch On Smart App Updates In The Play Store [Video]  —  There seems to be quite a lot of movement happening behind the scenes at the Play Store - yesterday we discovered that Google Play Store gift cards and wishlist are getting prepped for launch, and today Google seems …
stevejobsspirit:
Thoughts on Jack Dorsey, by Steve Jobs  —  I have no problem with your success.  You've earned your success; for the most part.  The problem is, you wholesale ripped off my identity.  Grand theft.  I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way.  You are not just trying to be the next me, you are trying to be me.
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Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Amazon to deliver parcels to UK cornershops  —  Amazon steps up battle with the high street by delivering parcels to nearly 5,000 corner shops and newsagents around the country.  —  Amazon is to deliver parcels to nearly 5,000 cornershops and newsagents around the UK
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Videogame maker EA attracting PE interest  —  This game is just getting started.  —  Electronic Arts — the force behind such popular video games as “SimCity” and “Madden NFL” — is quietly exploring a sale, The Post has learned.  —  While the discussions are at an early stage …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Conducting a Search for a COO as No. 2 to Mayer  —  According to several sources, Yahoo is now on the hunt for a COO — with special emphasis on someone with turnaround experience — presumably to be a worker-bee No. 2 to product-guru CEO Marissa Mayer.

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