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August 17, 2012, 7:55 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 …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Interpreting some of Twitter's API changes  —  Twitter has posted some of their upcoming API-policy lockdowns and restrictions in this post from Michael Sippey, euphemistically titled “Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API”.  —  First, from Twitter's Display Guidelines, which will become requirements for all apps:
More: VacuumTweets: @mathewi and @davewiner
Seth Fiegerman / Business Insider:
Zuckerberg Admits Facebook's Plummeting Stock Is ‘Painful’ To Watch During A Company-Wide Meeting  —  Facebook is finally acknowledging that its employees may be just a little bit concerned about the company's plummeting stock.  —  According to The Wall Street Journal …
More: Mashable!
Matt Jarzemsky / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Shares Fall to New Lows as Lockup Ends  —  Facebook Inc. shares sank 6.3% to a record low on Thursday, falling below $20 a share on a day when some early investors were allowed to unload their stakes, adding further pressure on the beaten-down stock.
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 …
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
Evan Rodgers / The Verge:
State Department withdraws $16.5m contract for Kindle ebook readers  —  The US State Department's $16.5 million contract with Amazon for Kindle ebook readers has been officially canceled.  The details of the contract were proposed back in June and would have netted the State Department 2,500 Kindles …
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.
More: TechCrunch
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 …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Why I Changed My Mind On Klout (And Invested)  —  Klout has been one of my go to punchlines for some time now.  For example - in May I wrote a post titled “My Detailed Thoughts On Klout” that contained a single word in the post itself: “Why?”  —  The problem I had with Klout …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple boss tries to gut retail operation  —  One of the smartest decisions that Apple made over the last decade was to open retail stores worldwide, giving users a chance to get some hands on time with its products.  One of the worst decisions came recently when the new vice president …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Ustream's BFF brings simple broadcasting to Facebook's News Feed  —  If you've spent any amount of time on the internet, chances are you've come across Ustream.  The company's focus is streaming-as-broadcasting, with a platform designed to scale to support tens of thousands of simultaneous viewers …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dude, Here's Your Series A: Ben Lerer's Thrillist Raises $13 Million  —  In 2008, Fred Harman and Oak Investment Partners bet big on Ken Lerer and the Huffington Post, and that worked out pretty well.  Now Harman is putting his money into another Lerer project.

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