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September 5, 2012, 8:05 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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
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.
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.
More: Droid LifeTweets: @reckless
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...
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Mahalo President Jason Rapp Exits  —  Mahalo President Jason Rapp, who joined the instructional app maker two years ago, is leaving the company.  —  In a company-wide email (see below), Rapp doesn't say where he's headed next, but says he'll stay on as a Mahalo board adviser.
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.
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: Betabeat
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.

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Microsoft:
Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
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Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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