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September 6, 2012, 1:00 AM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Exclusive: Amazon phone confirmed, could be announced tomorrow  —  Amazon's updated Kindle Fire and new backlit “Paperwhite” Kindle e-reader have already leaked out ahead of the company's event tomorrow, but there may be one more surprise in store: a mobile phone.
Nokia:
New Nokia Lumia Range Delivers Latest PureView Camera Innovation, New Navigation Experiences and Wireless Charging on Windows Phone 8  —  Nokia Lumia 920 Captures Best Pictures and Video Ever Seen on a Smartphone  —  Espoo, Finland and New York, NY - Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Nokia's Visionary Wants to Out-Design Apple  —  Marko Ahtisaari, head of Nokia's design studio.  Photo: nomadig/Flickr  —  Marko Ahtisaari spreads out several models of Nokia's new smart phone with the self-assurance of a Tiffany diamond salesman.  It is several weeks before the launch …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Motorola announces Droid RAZR HD with 4.7-inch display  —  Motorola has just announced the Droid RAZR HD, updating its old flagship with a larger 4.7-inch screen, HD display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  The RAZR HD comes with a 2,500mAh battery, a bit under the 3,300mAh RAZR Maxx …
Heidi Lemmetyinen / Nokia Conversations:
An apology is due  —  We're excited about the Lumia 920 and the ground-breaking PureView imaging capabilities we announced today.  —  In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions) …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Nokia's new PureView ad is amazing, too bad it's faked  —  The new PureView camera might be amazing, but a bizarre easter egg has revealed that the company's advertisements don't give an honest view of its technology.  Amid Nokia's flurry of press today — if you haven't heard …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We Didn't Give FBI Any Device IDs  —  Apple has finally weighed in on hacker group AntiSec's claims that it has obtained millions of unique device identifiers for Apple devices (UDIDs) from an FBI laptop.  The gist of its comment: If the FBI has iPhone and iPad UDIDs, it didn't get them from us.
Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Californians spend freely on Amazon.com before sales tax deadline  —  With Amazon.com set to begin collecting sales taxes on California purchases Sept. 15, many tech-savvy consumers are cramming in some last-minute tax-free shopping.  —  Amazon.com won't say whether sales to California customers …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon Wireless confirms multiple Windows Phones in Q4  —  The carrier's chief operating officer also said the company plans to work with Nokia.  —  Windows Phone 8 is heading to Verizon Wireless.  Will Nokia and CEO Stephen Elop be part of that?  —  Verizon Wireless will be selling …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Adobe Social Launches To Create And Monitor Social Ads  —  After several months in beta testing, Adobe is launching Adobe Social, which it's pitching as a way to connect social marketing campaigns with real business results.  —  That was the big emphasis when the company first announced …
Brien Colwell / Quora:
Introducing Quora for Android  —  Mobile usage is increasingly important for people who use Quora — accounting today for over 25% of Quora's traffic.  We are excited to announce Quora for Android, available today on the Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=com.quora.android& feature=search_result#?t=W25...
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Chinese outfit files for Pinterest, Quora trademarks  —  A Chinese man has been snapping up dozens of domain names related to popular American start-ups and is seeking to trademark some of the names in the US and China.  —  Qian Jin of Nanjing, China, has applied to register marks like Foursquare …
More: CNET and Betabeat
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
After Long Startup Journey, Seesmic Is Bought By Social Media Management Service Hootsuite [Confirmed]  —  Seesmic is one of those startups that never quit, it just kept pivoting.  And today, it's getting rewarded for all the work — we're hearing it is about to close a sale to Hootsuite.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API  —  4chan, the often anonymously-used imageboard that's spawned memes like Lolcats and hosts the weirdest porn you'll ever see, just released an API and its first new features in five years for its 22 million unique monthly visitors …
More: 4chan and Betabeat

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