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September 10, 2012, 9:50 AM

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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Alibaba's New Goal: Taking On Android  —  HANGZHOU, China—While the technology industry is closely watching Apple Inc.'s patent war against rivals using Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system, China already has homegrown software that is trying to take on Android in the country's fast-growing smartphone market.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Is Spotify Preparing To Push Its App Center To Its iOS Mobile App?  —  Yesterday, Josh wrote about how Spotify is planning to push out a browser-based version of its music streaming service.  Earlier today AllThingsD further confirmed this and added a bit more color: the price is not likely …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google Glass Meets Fashion, Smart Glasses To Be Part Of DVF Fashion Show  —  Google Glass — Google's smart glasses project — is heading into the new world of fashion.  Designer Diane von Furstenberg and others have been using them to record preparations for the upcoming DVF Spring 2013 Fashion Show …
Bonnie Cha / AllThingsD:
HP Previews Windows 8 All-in-One PCs With NFC, Touchscreens  —  A little over a week ago, HP revealed some of its upcoming Windows 8 Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.  Now, the company's playing show and tell with its new all-in-one PCs.  —  HP Spectre One  —  The HP Spectre One, HP Envy 23 …
Paul Graham:
Black Swan Farming  —  I've done several types of work over the years but I don't know another as counterintuitive as startup investing.  —  The two most important things to understand about startup investing, as a business, are (1) that effectively all the returns are concentrated in a few big winners …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Germany's Former First Lady Sues Google For Defamation Over Autocomplete Suggestions  —  When you search for “Bettina Wulff” on Google, the search engine will happily autocomplete this search with terms like “escort” and “prostitute.”  That's obviously not something you would like to be associated …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
180 Out Of 202 Kansas City ‘Fiberhoods’ Reach Their Google Fiber Pre-Registration Goals  —  Two weeks ago, things didn't look so great for Google Fiber, but after a last-minute push, 180 out of the 202 ‘fiberhoods’ in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri managed to reach Google's goals …
Ann Zimmerman / Wall Street Journal:
Toys ‘R’ Us Rolls Out Its Own Tablet  —  In a bid to battle the “showrooming” phenomenon that is hurting big-box retailers, Toys “R” Us Inc. is expected to disclose Monday that it plans to sell a proprietary tablet designed for children.  —  The $149.99 Tabeo will be available only at Toys …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Warby Parker raises $37 million  —  Eyeglass maker can now see its future a bit clearer.  —  FORTUNE — Trendy eyeglass maker Warby Parker has raised $36.8 million in new venture capital funding, according to a regulatory filing that indicates the total round could top out at $40 million.
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Startups on San Francisco's Billionaire's Row  —  In a city full of weird and wonderful thoroughfares, Broadway Street remains one of San Francisco's finest.  It begins at the water's edge and runs past the Financial District, the strip clubs and Italian eateries of North Beach, and the eclectic mix of stores in bustling Chinatown.
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Lunch with the FT: Tim Berners-Lee  —  Over iced tea and eggplant pita, the inventor of the world wide web talks about Apple, Facebook and the digital divide  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee is an intimidating interviewee.  It's not so much the worry about keeping up with the brain that invented the world wide web …
Alexandra Chang / Wired:
How Katy Perry Inspired LinkedIn's Global Redesign  —  LinkedIn has Katy Perry on its mind.  But not in the usual I-have-that-Firework-song-stuck-in-my- head way.  The pop singer is the namesake, and underlying inspiration, for the company's largest product design undertaking since its launch in 2003.
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Wall Street Journal:
Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?  —  The ban on electronic devices rests on anecdotes, not on hard evidence—because there isn't any  —  WAS ALEC BALDWIN RIGHT?  When the actor tussled with American Airlines personnel last December over his desire to continue playing a game …

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