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September 5, 2012, 12:35 AM

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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 …
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: CNET and VentureBeatTweets: @markmilian
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.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
What “Xbox Games on Windows” actually means  —  Only a select few Windows 8 games will be branded as “Xbox Games on Windows”  —  As a branding exercise, the recently unveiled “Xbox Games on Windows” is more than a little confusing.  The “Xbox” name has previously been exclusively reserved …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Uber Is Close to Launching a Taxi App to Hail and Pay for Yellow Cabs in New York City  —  A source has informed Betabeat that Uber—the pricey, San Francisco-based request-a-ride app for black cars—plans on an imminent launch for a similar service for yellow cabs in New York City.
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.
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.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Appeals court upholds Apple victory in Cover Flow patent case  —  Apple comes out on top again in a now four year dispute over patents held by Mirror Worlds about three of its software patents.  —  Apple has once again been cleared of infringing on patents held by Mirror Worlds.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Will Twitter's Uncanny Luck Ever Run Out?  —  This past week I heard two rational arguments on the fate of Twitter from two smart investors.  —  One was an argument that it'll likely fail in its bid to become a public company.  The logic went like this: Facebook, Groupon …
More: GigaOMTweets: @mathewi
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.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
By next year, all Estonian schools will be able to offer programming classes  —  The Tiger Leap Foundation in Estonia has launched a program called “ProgeTiiger.”  That probably doesn't mean much to you, but it should: it's a project which allows Estonian students from grades 1 to 12 to learn computer programming at school.
More: Ubuntu Life, Wired, Geek.com and VentureBeatTweets: @gassee
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Democrats call for Internet ‘freedom,’ cybersecurity legislation  —  The U.S. Democratic Party embraced its version of Internet freedom and called for new cybersecurity legislation in its platform released as the party begins its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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