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September 5, 2012, 10:45 AM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
Live from Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event  —  Live from Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event This event is updating live... Connected Event Updates 6:22:29 AM PDT Welcome to Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event live from New York
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 920 announced with Windows Phone 8, 4.5-inch display, wireless charging, and ‘PureView’ camera  —  Nokia has officially unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920.  As expected, Nokia's new Lumia has received a bump in specs over the previous iteration …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Nokia brings wireless charging to Virgin Atlantic lounges, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf  —  Nokia thinks you'll like the wireless phone charging on your Lumia 920 enough to want to take it on the road, and to that end it's striking a deal to bring the cable-free experience beyond the home.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nokia: 7M Lumia Devices Sold To Date In 54 Markets  —  D-Day (that is, device day) for Nokia and Microsoft has kicked off with their press conference in New York.  But speaking to analysts in Helsinki beforehand, Nokia revealed a sales number: it said that it sold 7 million devices so far in its Windows Phone Lumia line.
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.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Cancels Secondary Offering, Zuck And Board Members Won't Sell To Keep Shares Off The Market  —  With its share price ailing, Facebook doesn't want to flood the market with any more stock, so it has cancelled its secondary offering and will instead pay for taxes on its RSUs with cash …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Bitcoin exchange BitFloor shuttered after virtual heist  —  Nearly a quarter million dollars worth of the peer-to-peer currency was stolen by accessing unencrypted backup wallet keys.  —  Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor is offline and has shut down operations while it investigates the theft …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Leaks accurate, this is what the new iPhone will look like  —  iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and dummy phones are accurate representations of what the new iPhone (iPhone 5,1) will look like when Apple announces it on September 12, 2012.  Almost identical in design to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S …
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
With iOS 6, your address book may be invaded by @facebook.com email addresses  —  I'm generally a fan of Facebook.  I only use it to keep in contact with people I actually know and hang out with in real life.  And for my friends that live in other countries, it's the easiest way to share photos, videos, and other life events.
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Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Routehappy gets $1.5M to rank best flights, airports for travelers  —  There are almost 3 billion passengers that will take a seat on a commercial airplane flight this year, some seasoned veterans, but plenty of newbies.  A new service aims to bring the two groups, and everyone in between …
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
FCC to begin testing and reporting mobile broadband performance  —  Just like the FCC is looking to the public to help define modern broadband, it's similarly planning to arm citizens with more accurate information of mobile broadband speeds.  The initiative is promoted as a natural extension …
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Chinese Knockoff Maker Reportedly Copies, Patents iPhone 5 Design  —  The Goophone I5 takes the upcoming iPhone's purported new look to the Android platform.  Image: Goophone  —  A Chinese iPhone lookalike manufacturer has reportedly patented the next iPhone's design before Apple has even released the handset.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung files injunction against LG over display technology leaks  —  Samsung has reportedly taken the first step to bring legal charges against fellow display maker LG, after it filed an injunction request against its rival, accusing it of engineering leaks to grab details of its display technology.
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: BetabeatTweets: @mathewi
Ryan Singel / Wired:
Democrats' YouTube Convention Livestream Blocked on Copyright Grounds  —  While First Lady Michelle Obama's speech won rave reviews on Twitter Tuesday night, don't get inspired to try to watch the livestream of the convention on BarackObama.com or YouTube - it's been blocked by copyright claims.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Nebula Raises $25M From Comcast, Kleiner Perkins To Help Companies Deploy On-Premise, Private Clouds  —  Nebula, a company that allows businesses to deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Comcast Ventures and Highland Capital Partners …
More: GigaOM
Erin Bury / BetaKit:
Zaarly Launches Storefronts to Help Sellers Promote Their Custom Goods  —  Peer-to-peer local marketplace Zaarly, which lets people buy, sell, and request services from people in their neighborhood, today announced the launch of its Storefronts marketplace, which gives its sellers a devoted place …
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.

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