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September 5, 2012, 5:35 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Motorola Mobility:
Motorola Mobility Takes Screen Size and Battery Life to the Edge with Three New Smartphone Additions  —  More screen.  More battery life.  More compact.  More colors.  And the best of Google packed inside.  Introducing the new RAZR™ M, RAZR™ HD and DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ HD.
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.
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...
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Zynga Finally Debuts FarmVille 2, Promises To Keep Working On The Original Too  —  Zynga's FarmVille proved to be a runaway hit when it launched back in the heady days of 2009, and three years later millions of faux-farmers still habitually tend to their digital crops every day.
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 …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Mahalo President Jason Rapp Exits  —  Mahalo president Jason Rapp, who joined instructional app-maker two years ago, is leaving the company.  —  In a companywide email (see below) Rapp doesn't say where he's headed next, but says he'll stay on as a Mahalo board advisor.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Drive For iOS Will Soon Get In-App Editing, Ability To See Presentations  —  Google just mistakenly announced updated versions of its Google Drive apps for iOS and Android that will go live within the next couple of days.  Google has since deleted this post, but the updates are scheduled to arrive soon.
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview opens for applications Sept. 12  —  In June we provided an early look at some developer features of Windows Phone 8, promising to share the Software Development Kit (SDK) in late summer.  Select partners and developers have already seen early builds of the new SDK …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
After Long Startup Journey, Seesmic Nearing Sale To Social Media Management Service Hootsuite  —  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.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Discover better ways to exceed customer expectations - Introducing Customer Surveys in Zoho CRM  —  Zoho Survey is now integrated with Zoho CRM.  If your CRM is the lifeline of your business …
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
The First Brands Doing Cool Things with Beacons  —  The technology for beacons has been lingering out there since the launch of iOS 7, but it's only now that people are starting to notice.
AdExchanger:
GRP 2.0: How To Defibrillate An Old Metric With Fresh Data  —  The gross rating point (GRP) has time - and money, in the form of TV budgets - on its side, but a slew of new entrants in TV-to-digital measurement could disrupt what was once a Nielsen-run show.
 

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