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September 7, 2012, 11:35 AM

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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia to start selling make-or-break smartphone in Nov  —  (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 …
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.
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 …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Amazon's gadget as a service theme: Hardware becomes irrelevant soon  —  Summary: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks the line between talking Kindle Fire specs and telling you services trump gadgets.  The entire tech food chain—prosumer to enterprise—will see hardware as a mere vessel for delivering broader services.
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Wants to Build Its Own Pandora.  Why?  —  Apple is talking to the music labels about a streaming music service along the lines of Pandora, says The Wall Street Journal.  Industry sources I've talked to say that's correct.  —  And unlike Apple's long-running but unsuccessful negotiations …
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.
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.
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 …
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”.
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 …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate  —  Tina Wells of Buzz Marketing Group, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit and Breadpig (center), and Nick Friedman of College Hunks Hauling Junk speak at a Young Entrepreneur Council summit on Nov. 28, 2011.  Photo courtesy of YEC.
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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