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September 12, 2012, 6:25 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg promises a native Android app, says betting on HTML5 for mobile was a ‘mistake’  —  Speaking with Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that “we've had a bunch of missteps on [mobile],” specifically referring to its mobile app strategy.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Zuckerberg: Facebook Stock Drop Is Disappointing; Mobile Strategy Is Misunderstood  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says it is “disappointing” that the stock has dropped as much as it has but said that the company's mobile strategy that will guide its growth is “misunderstood.”
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg On Building A Search Engine: Facebook Is Pretty Uniquely Positioned, At Some Point We'll Do It  —  Mark Zuckerberg is on stage at Disrupt talking about the potential for Facebook to get serious about creating a search engine, saying “we're basically doing 1 billion queries a day and we're not even trying.”
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)  —  Amazon brings the fight to Apple's iPad and the Nexus 7, but is the beauty more than skin deep?  —  To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past.  It was barely a week ago that the world watched Amazon begin …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Amazon's Play  —  The video of Amazon's Kindle press event last week is well worth watching.  Amazon is, to my eyes, the only company playing in the same league as Apple.  The only ding is that the event was oddly-paced — it felt too slow.  It lasted over an hour but I think it could been done …
More: Tech Trader DailyTweets: @jsnell and @natbro
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff drops bomb on Box and Okta  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Chairman and CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff was the epitome of mellow on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today, leaning back with a foot over one leg, casually chatting with Michael Arrington and talking about his trip to Hawaii …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Lose Cheyer, Co-Creator of Siri Voice Unit  —  Adam Cheyer, an engineer who helped build the Siri voice-recognition software that was acquired by Apple Inc. (AAPL), is no longer working for the iPhone maker, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Austin Carr / Co.Design:
Will Apple's Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?  —  By now it's almost inevitable given the company's track record: No matter what Apple unveils tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center (an iPad Mini? iPhone 5?), pundits will herald the company for its innovative thinking and bold hardware design.
Antoine Leblond / MSDN Blogs:
Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets … At every major Windows 8 development milestone - Release Preview, Consumer Preview, RTM - we've added markets toward our commitment to a truly global offering.  We often hear from those who don't yet have support in their market, and we've said we'll keep expanding.
Andrew Hoyle / Crave:
Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update confirmed for October … Samsung has confirmed its flagship phone the Galaxy S3 will receive the update to the latest version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, as soon as October.  If you can't wait that long then the 4G version will be available with Jelly Bean as standard.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Mayer Set to Get Yahoo's Alibaba Billions in One Week (But Will Investors Get Some Back Too?)  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will officially close the multi-billion sale of half its assets in China's Alibaba Group in one week.
More: CNET
Dave McClure:
Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.  —  There are probably better things for me to do today, however i feel compelled to respond to the Black Swan Farming post by Paul Graham, founding partner of Y Combinator.  —  Maybe you can call this post “Grooming for Ugly Ducklings”.
More: PandoDaily
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
“Six strikes” Internet warning system will come to US this year  —  “Barry, don't think of it as a strike.  Think of it as strike zone education.”  —  Rudi Riet  —  Even as France looks set to scrap its three-strikes antipiracy scheme known as HADOPI, US Internet providers are inching forward …
Tweets: @kenfisher
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patent shows Holodeck-style, full-room “immersive display”  —  The patent describes this figure as showing how the device could “project a peripheral image in a 360-degree field around [the] environmental display.”  —  Microsft / USPTO  —  A newly published patent shows Microsoft …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
YouTube links already opening in new standalone app on iOS, which is huge for Google's ad dollars  —  Back when the news that the YouTube app would be pulled from iOS 6, I conjectured that Google would be using the built-in hooks in Apple's OS to send video links directly to its own standalone app.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Quora Co-Founder Charlie Cheever Steps Back From Day-To-Day Role At The Company  —  Quora co-founder and early Facebook engineer Charlie Cheever is stepping back from a day-to-day role at the company after starting the site in 2009.  —  He'll be taking time off after a very long stretch of work …
More: GigaOM, AllThingsD, Quora and Marketing LandTweets: @semil
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Apple is already fighting Amazon in the ebook price wars  —  Apple would prefer agency pricing on ebooks — that, we know.  In fact, Apple is likely to appeal the DOJ's ebook pricing settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, which was approved last week.
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Acer Smartphone to Use Alibaba Operating System  —  HONG KONG—Taiwanese personal computer maker Acer Inc. said Tuesday it will release a new smartphone in China that is powered by Aliyun, a mobile operating system developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. that is trying …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
How Many iPhone 5s Can Apple Sell in a Weekend?  —  On Wednesday morning, Apple will officially unveil its next-generation iPhone, setting the stage for what some observers say will be one of the biggest upgrade cycles in consumer electronics history.  —  Hyperbole?  Maybe.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Stock Market Prediction Startup Estimize Raises $1.2M Series A  —  Estimize, a site where users try to beat Wall Street analysts by accurately predicting public company earnings, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding.  —  The company was founded by Leigh Drogen, formerly of StockTwits.

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