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September 3, 2012, 6:50 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Nokia Lumia 920 to include wireless charging, 32GB storage, and 8-megapixel camera  —  Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 920 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned.  Images of the Lumia 920 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 820 to include wireless charging, exchangeable covers, and microSD slot  —  Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 820 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned.  Images of the Lumia 820 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
This is Microsoft's new Windows 8 companion app for Windows Phones  —  Microsoft has been retiring a number of its Zune desktop app features recently, in preparation for the upcoming switch to Xbox Music.  While the company is readying its new music subscription service …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung audit finds several inadequacies but no underage workers at Chinese HEG factory  —  Early last month, the HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou, China, which manufactures products for Samsung, Motorola, and others, was accused by China Labor Watch of using child labor.
David Carr / New York Times:
Reddit Thrives Under Hands-Off Policy of Advance Publications  —  There are many ways to measure the traction of a social media platform: time spent, page views or unique users.  But it might be useful to add one more metric: if the leader of the free world stops by to answer questions from your users, you're probably doing O.K.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Windows 7 finally overtakes Windows XP in market share, Mac OS X overtakes Windows Vista  —  Windows 7 has finally overtaken Windows XP altogether, according to the latest market share data from Net Applications.  August 2012 also happens to be the first month that Apple's total Mac OS market share is above that of Windows Vista's.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 backup includes SMS sync to Hotmail and Outlook.com  —  We got an early glimpse at some planned Windows Phone 8 backup options in July when an SDK for the new mobile operating system leaked.  Until now, we haven't known exactly how the options — like SMS, photo, and settings backup — will work.
New York Times:
New iPhone Announcement Has Apple Rivals Jostling for Spotlight  —  Back when Apple was an underdog, it had an easier time shrouding its product announcements in mystery and perhaps catching its competitors off guard.  But now tech companies are watching every one of Apple's moves — and scrambling to get out in front of them.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google reportedly preparing to release a 3G Nexus 7 within 6 weeks  —  Fresh from opening its popular Nexus 7 tablet up to a bunch of new international markets, Google is said to be just six weeks away from launching a 3G-compatible version of its tablet device, according to Paul O'Brien at MoDaCo.
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Renren Shifts Focus to Mobile Games, E-Commerce  —  BEIJING—Renren Inc., once set on becoming the Facebook of China, is now pushing for space on mobile devices and looking at acquisitions as it looks to turn profitable and stay relevant.  —  Though it doesn't have competition from Facebook …

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