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September 1, 2012, 6:45 PM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia  —  Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police on Thursday in Phnom Penh, the city that he made his home several years ago.  —  According to local sources he was arrested in an apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows RT and Office 2013 RT video demo  —  Now that Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems have been finalized, we're starting to see more and more ARM-based Windows RT tablets from OEMs.  At IFA 2012 this week, Dell, Samsung, and Asus all had their Windows RT-powered tablets on display.
More: ZDNet and TechPinions
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended ‘Galaxy Nexus’ complaint  —  Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding the Galaxy S III to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Mozilla retires Firefox Home for iOS, releases source code on GitHub  —  Mozilla today announced it is removing Firefox Home from the Apple App Store so that it can “focus our resources on other projects.”  In fact, the company has already axed it: the Firefox Home app page redirects to the iTunes download page.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?  —  There has been no shortage of controversy and criticism around the convertible note, a popular investing vehicle that's used by seed stage and angel investors.  As a refresher, a convertible note is a loan that automatically converts …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action  —  The biggest change in the rumored new iPhone is the increase in screen size from 3.5" to 4".  As we've seen in numerous part leaks, the new iPhone screen will be taller, but not wider.  This will give the new device a resolution …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Report: 40 percent of mobile ad clicks are fraud or accidents  —  Wonder why mobile monetization is still lagging as Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker helpfully pointed out earlier this year?  Well, one reason may be that many of the clicks on mobile ads are useless, the product …
More: Fortune
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Valve launches Greenlight, lets you pick which games come to Steam  —  Valve today launched Steam Greenlight, a new service that lets you help pick which games come to company's platform.  The community won't have full control, as Valve will still have the final say, but Greenlight …
Bloomberg:
New Motorola Phone Is Said To Have Edge-To-Edge Screen  —  Motorola Mobility's next mobile phone, due to be unveiled at an event with Verizon Wireless next week, will feature an edge-to-edge screen and work with LTE networks, a person familiar with the product said.
Reuters:
Nokia, Microsoft head for “Last Chance Saloon”  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Nokia Oyj are loading up for their best — and possibly last — shot at denting a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android mobile software.  —  If the new Lumia phones …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Is Developing Ad-Supported Tablet Computer  —  Amazon.com Inc. is planning an advertising-supported tablet computer that will be priced lower than similar models, according to people involved in discussions on the device.  —  The new device would come at a discount to tablets without …
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