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September 6, 2012, 6:35 PM

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Amazon.com:
Amazon Takes on the High-End—Introducing the New Kindle Fire HD Family  —  $199 now gets you the world's most-advanced 7" tablet, with a stunning custom HD display, the fastest Wi-Fi, exclusive Dolby audio, powerful processor and graphics engine, and 16 GB of storage—all backed …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Amazon debuts $299 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, 4G LTE for $499  —  After making an informal debut in a televised ad late last night, Amazon's larger Kindle Fire has finally been unveiled.  Introduced today at a press event in Los Angeles, the new Kindle Fire HD features 8.9-inch 1920x1200, 254ppi display.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon: We're No Apple  —  Nope, no Apple TV device from Jeff Bezos today.  —  Instead, the Amazon CEO spent most of his time going after one of Apple's core products: His new line of Kindle Fires is aimed directly at Apple's iPad, even though he never mentioned the company or its tablet a single time.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE, $50 a year for 250MB monthly  —  More tablets with more ways to connect!  Jeff Bezos has just announced another flavor of the Kindle Fire HD, this one offering connectivity to AT&T's 4G LTE network.  It's the 8.9-inch model, meaning you're paying a $200 premium for that LTE antenna.
Amazon.com:
Introducing the New Kindle Paperwhite, the Most Advanced E-Reader Ever Constructed  —  Higher resolution, 62% more pixels, 25% higher-contrast, patented built-in front light, 8 weeks of battery life and an even slimmer and sleeker design — only $119  —  New Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Amazon Officially Announces The New Kindle Paperwhite: “Paperwhite” Display, Frontlighting, And 8-Week Battery  —  There's plenty to talk about here at Amazon's Los Angeles press conference.  The Kindle Fire 2 is obviously a hot topic of discussion, but lest you forget the product that started it all: The Kindle.
Mike Schroepfer / Facebook Newsroom:
Welcoming Instagram to Facebook  —  So many of us at Facebook love using Instagram to share moments with our friends.  And for so many people, sharing photos with friends is an important part of the Facebook experience.  That's why we're so excited to bring Instagram to Facebook and see what we can create together.
Bloomberg:
Apple TV No IPhone As Talks Bog Down With Media Companies  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) engineers have been working since 2005 to reinvent TV viewing.  Designing the gadget may prove easy compared with convincing media and cable companies to loosen their grip on the television industry.
Joff Redfern / LinkedIn Blog:
More LinkedIn Mobile Goodness  —  Today is an anniversary of sorts. 1 year, 21 days ago we launched an entirely new LinkedIn mobile experience for iPhone, Android, and the mobile web at touch.linkedin.com.  It was an entirely fresh start, focused on faster, simpler, better.  —  A lot has happened since then.
Jordan Behan / HootSuite:
Hootsuite Acquires Seesmic  —  Hootsuite has acquired Seesmic, putting its management tools into the hands of even more social media business users.  After years of friendly competition, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes and Seesmic Founder Loïc Le Meur have agreed to a deal and a plan for the transition:
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Tumblr Finally Gets Serious About Ads — By Hiring Someone to Sell Ads  —  Tumblr has poached top Groupon sales exec Lee Brown as it aims to finally try to make money from its millions of blogs and billions of page views.  —  Brown was at Yahoo for more than 10 years before joining Groupon two years ago.
David Kravets / Wired:
Feds Say Mobile-Phone Location Data Not ‘Constitutionally Protected’  —  The Obama administration told a federal court Tuesday that the public has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in cellphone location data, and hence the authorities may obtain documents detailing a person's movements …

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