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September 8, 2012, 10:35 AM

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John P. Falcone / CNET:
Amazon confirms: All new Kindle Fires stuck with ads  —  All new Kindle Fire tablets have “Special Offers” (ads), and — unlike past Kindles — you won't be able to opt out.  —  Amazon introduced a bevy of new tablets and e-readers at its Santa Monica press conference yesterday.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amazon's Kindle Fire won't be a threat to the iPad until it remembers the rest of the world  —  Amazon is doing a fantastic job of positioning itself as a serious contender in the tablet category after just a year in the biz.  It has one of the most charismatic and focused CEOs in Jeff Bezos …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Wall Street Journal:
New iPhone to Support LTE Around the World  —  Apple Inc.'s next iPhone will work on the fastest wireless networks around the world—including in the U.S., Europe and Asia—though it is unlikely to be available on every carrier, people familiar with the matter said.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Turning The Drama Down On Y Combinator V. Google Ventures  —  I have a few thoughts on this Y Combinator/Google Ventures mess.  —  Background:  —  The original post is at Business Insider and includes a leaked email from Y Combinator founder Paul Graham.  The email:
More: A VC and VentureBeatTweets: @mikeisaac and @cdixon
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's new iPods: Various new iPod touches, new iPod nano, tweaked iPod shuffle  —  Earlier this week, we reported that the iPhone 5 (codenamed N42) will share the stage with a string of new iPod announcements on September 12th.  At that time, we believed Apple would introduce …
Don Clark / Digits:
Backers Tout Firefox OS as Open Mobile Option  —  For all the excitement around mobile apps, they seem a step backward in one respect: they tie users to a particular operating system and devices that support it.  The Web, by contrast, evolved so that content is experienced much the same way on any hardware.
Reuters:
F.C.C. Moving Forward on a UHF Spectrum Auction  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Federal Communications Commission will meet at the end of the month to discuss rules for an auction where broadcasters will sell spectrum to wireless carriers, the agency's chairman said on Friday.
Élyse Betters / 9to5Mac:
New images of Apple's Campus 2 building show amazing detail [Gallery]  —  A reliable source provided us with the official Apple Campus 2 blueprints yesterday, and these are just a few of the confidential images, which illustrate the mammoth building currently in development.

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