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September 7, 2012, 3:15 PM

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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia to start selling make-or-break smartphone in November  —  (Reuters) - Nokia will start selling its new smartphone, potentially its last chance to break into the most profitable part of mobile phone market and secure its future, in November, sources at European telecoms operators said on Friday.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia aiming to launch the Lumia 920 on November 2nd for AT&T  —  Nokia is aiming for a November 2nd launch of its flagship Windows Phone 8 handset in the US.  Multiple sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed that the company is currently working with Microsoft and AT&T to complete …
Clayton Morris / Fox News:
Apple to unveil new lineup of desktop iMacs  —  Get ready, because the iMacs are coming.  —  I've been hoping for an iMac update and it looks like my wish is about to come true!  Multiple sources tell me that a new lineup of desktop machines from Apple is imminent.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Silk Browser Now Tracking User Behavior For New “Trending Now” Section...Wait, What?  —  Oh did you hear?  Amazon announced a bunch of new Kindles yesterday.  And here's another little tidbit - those devices, the Kindle Fire and Fire HD, are also getting an updated version of the Amazon Silk browser.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Amazon confirms: yes, you can opt out of ads on new Kindle Fire models  —  The new Kindle Fire range was barely out of the oven before Amazon drew flak for its plans to include Special Offers on the lock screen for US models.  In plainer language, the tablets ship with ads built-in …
Business Week:
Meet Apple's Favorite Blogger  —  On a cold day in February, John Gruber traveled from his home in Philadelphia to New York City for a meeting.  At a posh hotel near Central Park, the 39-year-old tech blogger was greeted by Phil Schiller, Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for worldwide marketing.
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.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Apple cuts memory chip order to Samsung for new iPhone: source  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has reduced its orders for memory chips for its new iPhone from key supplier and competitor Samsung Electronics Co, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
FedEx Planning for ‘Surge Volume’ Event September 21-24, Coinciding with Rumored iPhone 5 Launch Date  —  MacRumors has received word that FedEx is making preparations for a “surge volume” event during the period of September 21-24, coinciding with rumors of an iPhone launch in the United States …
Diego Basch / Diego Basch's Blog:
First Month on app.net - Charts and Stats  —  I've been playing with app.net for a few weeks.  It's still a relatively small community: there are about 20k users, and a little over 300k posts so far.  For those who haven't checked out the service, a post is similar to a tweet only up to 256 characters in length instead of 140.
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 …

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