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September 11, 2012, 9:40 PM

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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.”
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.
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.”
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg Talk Drives Facebook Stock Up 4.6% In After-Hours Trading  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's talk with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington drove up Facebook stock 4.58% in after-hours trading today.  —  The stock closed at $19.43 today but rose to $20.32, up 4.58% …
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Zuckerberg: A Facebook Phone Doesn't Make Any Sense!  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting pretty tired of telling people that Facebook isn't working on a phone.  —  “It doesn't move the needle for us,” Zuckerberg said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today.  “The phone just doesn't make any sense.”
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.
Andrey Doronichev / YouTube Blog:
Introducing a new YouTube app for your iPhone and iPod touch  —  For all you diehard YouTube fans out there who can't get enough YouTube on your mobile, we've got some great news: starting today, you can download the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store …
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 …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Says Our Crash Wasn't Anonymous, It Wasn't A Hack, It Wasn't A DDoS.  It Was Internal Network Issues  —  GoDaddy has confirmed that its DNS problems yesterday, which caused thousands of websites to go down for most of the day, are now over.  And while an alleged member …
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 …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers  —  With Apple's next generation iPhone in the offing and new Windows Phone 8 and Android handsets headed to market in the weeks ahead, Research In Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices are no longer top of mind …
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.
Mat Honan / Wired:
Cosmo, the Hacker ‘God’ Who Fell to Earth  —  Cosmo is huge — 6 foot 7 and 220 pounds the last time he was weighed, at a detention facility in Long Beach, California on June 26.  And yet he's getting bigger, because Cosmo — also known as Cosmo the God, the social-engineering mastermind …
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
GOOGLE: We Didn't Know You Could Patent Round Corners  —  Google appears to have been blindsided by the fact that Apple won its lawsuit against Samsung.  —  In an interview with Bloomberg TV, David Lawee, VP of corporate development, says, “We didn't believe rounded corners were patentable.”
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google makes 4,000 Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots free across the US in September, excludes iOS and Windows Phone  —  Boingo is offering consumers free Wi-Fi at more than 4,000 hotspots across America as part of a collaboration with Google Play.  However, it looks like iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry users aren't invited.
Eric Paley:
Founder Collective II  —  In late 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, a small band of founders got together and started imagining the fund that we all wished existed when we started our own companies.  We felt that there was a gap in the market for a fund that was dedicated …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Appeals court sides with RIAA, Jammie Thomas owes $222,000  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacates a lower court's decision and rules that Thomas-Rasset, an admitted music pirate, must pay the top four labels $222,000.  —  The top four record labels have won …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Hype and Hope: Test Driving Google's New Glasses  —  Device Puts Data Into Field of Vision but Software Is Balky  —  Google's glasses are escaping from the laboratory.  But they aren't ready for the real world yet.  —  I had the opportunity to test-drive the eyewwear on Monday …
Robert Mankoff:
Nipplegate: Why the New Yorker Cartoon Department Is About to Be Banned from Facebook  —  The New Yorker has a Facebook page for our cartoons, which a lot of you like, or maybe it's just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking the page over and over again.  But in any case, it's a whole lotta like.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft to deliver Flash update to Windows 8 users ‘shortly’  —  Summary: Microsoft has reversed course on a decision it announced last week.  According to an official statement, Windows 8 users will receive critical security updates for Flash Player “shortly.”  But larger questions remain.

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