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September 7, 2012, 1:05 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 …
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 …
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.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?  —  The Nokia Lumia 920 is amazingly yellow.  —  Microsoft  —  Two companies have now announced their Windows Phone 8 hardware.  Samsung was first out of the blocks, showing off its ATIV S at IFA last month.  With much fanfare, Nokia revealed its first pair …
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 …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Taxi & Limousine Commission Tells Uber They Can't Legally Operate a Taxi App In NYC, Uber CEO Disagrees  —  “We got a love letter from the TLC,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just told Betabeat over the phone.  He was referring, sarcastically, to a statement just issued by the Taxi and Limousine Commission to …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Intel cuts its Q3 revenue outlook down to $13.2 billion, could be even worse  —  Chipmaker Intel today announced that its revenue for the third quarter of 2012 is expected to come in (quite far) below the company's previous outlook as “a result of weaker than expected demand in a challenging macroeconomic environment”.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Apple Lifts Ban on BitTorrent Apps, Or So It Seems  —  Over the past years dozens of apps have been rejected from the App Store because they mention the word BitTorrent.  —  Apple defended this policy and told developers that their apps were not allowed “because this category of applications …

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