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September 4, 2012, 8:35 PM

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Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right  —  Andrews Ross Sorkin wrote a piece for the NY Times that was just ridiculous.  He put the blame squarely on the back of the CFO of FB.  Talk about getting it 180 degrees wrong.  —  Have you ever been to an auction where the selling party told …
Alexandra Scaggs / Wall Street Journal:
Prominent Facebook Underwriters Cut Their Price Targets  —  Analysts with the two biggest underwriters for Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering cut their price targets on the stock, helping to push the shares to new lows.  —  Scott Devitt, an analyst with lead Facebook underwriter Morgan Stanley …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
FBI Says AntiSec Hackers Lied About List of iPhone ID Numbers  —  The FBI has shot down today's claim by the AntiSec hacking group that it breached an agency-owned computer and stole a database said to contain some 12 million unique ID numbers for iPhones and iPads around the world.
Aldo Cortesi:
The UDID leak is a privacy catastrophe  —  04 September 2012  —  Something I've been worrying about for a long time has just happened: Antisec has leaked a database with more than a million UDIDs.  The UDID issue has been a bit of a white whale of mine - I've written many blog posts …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
AntiSec hackers leak 1,000,001 Apple device IDs allegedly obtained from FBI breach  —  The AntiSec hacking group claims to have released a set of more than 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching the FBI.  The group claims to have over 12 million IDs …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces special event for September 12  —  Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for an upcoming event happening in San Francisco on September 12, 2012.  The invitation I received says the event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00 am.
Perry Chen / Kickstarter Blog:
Accountability on Kickstarter  —  Yesterday, NPR's “All Things Considered” asked, “When a Kickstarter campaign fails, does anyone get their money back?”  The story questioned what would happen if a Kickstarter project failed to follow through on its promises.
More: VentureBeatTweets: @markmilian
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Galaxy S III passes Apple's iPhone 4S, becomes top selling US smartphone  —  For the first time since it launched last October, Apple's iPhone 4S was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S., as the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III took the top spot in the month of August.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The end of Android tablets: can Google match Amazon's success before Microsoft closes the window?  —  This Thursday, we expect that Amazon will be unveiling a least one new Kindle Fire alongside a new e-reader.  If you believe Amazon's somewhat fuzzy math, the Kindle Fire is far and away …
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Voice mail in decline with rise of text, loss of patience  —  Technology's ceaseless pursuit of efficiency appear to be claiming another victim: voice mail.  —  With the rise of texting, instant chat and transcription apps, more people are ditching the venerable tool that once revolutionized …
More: PC MagazineTweets: @qthrul
Reuters:
Sony eschews cheap tablets as it pursues Samsung  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Tuesday said it won't be drawn into price competition on tablet PCs amid a plethora of cheap models from other makers as it pursues Android rival Samsung Electronics with a new tablet out this month.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Warner Bros. Takes Another Crack at Flixster — And UltraViolet  —  Making movies is hard.  Making movie-recommendation services is a lot easier.  —  But Warner Bros. is trying to do both.  And the newest version of Flixster, the recommendation service it bought last year, is pretty interesting.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Acer reportedly launching one Windows Phone 8 and five Android devices in 2013  —  Acer is on board to launch a suite of new Android smartphones and one new Windows Phone 8 device next year, according to a report from DigiTimes and confirmed by The Register.

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Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
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Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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