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September 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

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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 …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
David Ebersman, the Man Behind Facebook's I.P.O. Debacle  —  It is David Ebersman's fault.  There is just no way around it.  —  Mr. Ebersman is Facebook's well-liked, boyish-looking 41-year-old chief financial officer.  He's not as well known as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Play It Again, Sam?  Nokia Launches Free Music Streaming Service In U.S.  —  Nokia didn't fare so well with its mobile music service called Ovi Music, later rebranded to Nokia Music.  Now it's remixing that track and launching a free music streaming service in the U.S. as part of its redoubled strategy to go for more users in America.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads  —  Development means viewers will be able to watch on-demand programmes on iPads and iPhones while abroad  —  Viewers will now be able to watch the latest series of Doctor Who and other BBC favourites while travelling and on holiday abroad …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
How much does an artist make from a single stream of a song on iTunes Match and Spotify?  —  Streaming, subscription-based music is the future.  We've been hearing that claim for years now although it always seems to be right on the cusp of happening.  It's a dream for consumers, really …
Aarti Shahani / NPR:
When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get Their Money Back?  —  Crowd funding began as a way to support the arts on the Internet.  Artists could go online to pitch a new album, for example, in the hope that thousands would give small amounts.  But now it's expanded to entrepreneurs, and the rules aren't quite as clear.
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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 …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
How The Telecom Company Free Disrupted The Mobile Landscape In France  —  Imagine a mobile phone plan, such as the one from Free in France, with unlimited talk, unlimited SMS and MMS messages, tethering and, even more important, unlimited data with a speed reduction after 3 GB.

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