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September 7, 2012, 9:40 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 …
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.  —  Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com  —  So, how does Amazon do it?
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.

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