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September 6, 2012, 11:25 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.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Making Money While Keeping Prices Low: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Explains It All (Mostly)  —  Amazon rolled out a new family of Kindle devices today at a press conference in Santa Monica, Calif., including a high-end tablet for only $499.  —  So, how does Amazon do it?
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
All new Kindle Fire models are ad-supported  —  Amazon's new lineup of tablets don't just differ from the original Kindle Fire in their hardware.  Like last year's cheapest Kindle e-reader, all three new models — that's the Fire, the HD 7, and the HD 8.9 — will display Amazon's “Special Offers” …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks to Create Pandora Rival  —  Apple Inc. is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a bid by the hardware maker to expand its dominance in online music.
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.
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.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Twitter makes the decision to stop development and future updates for Twitter for Mac?  —  For the Twitter fanatics out in the crowd the following news may make you weep a little.  According to TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler, Twitter has made the decision that it will no longer be developing updates for Twitter for Mac.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
iPhone owners can't sue Apple over broken glass, court rules  —  A federal judge in San Jose threw out a class action lawsuit from iPhone 4 owners who claimed that Apple misrepresented the strength of the phone's glass.  —  The lawsuit was brought by California man Betsalel Williamson …
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.

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