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September 4, 2012, 7:55 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.
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.
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 …
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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.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
The White House launches new iOS, Android and mobile Web apps, open sources them on Github  —  Web technologies continue to penetrate our lives more than ever before, and while in many ways the US congress clearly doesn't know how to handle emerging tech (nor does DC), the current administration in office is actually embracing it.

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