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September 7, 2012, 1:40 AM

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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?
More: AllThingsD
Sam Byford / The Verge:
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.
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
FBI vs. Google: The Legal Fight to Unlock Phones  —  A legal battle is brewing between technology companies and the U.S. government over whether law-enforcement agents have the right to obtain passwords to crack into smartphones of suspects.  —  Google Inc. earlier this year refused to unlock …
More: Uncrunched
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.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything  —  An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.  —  Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view.
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 …

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