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September 16, 2012, 10:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has discussed Windows 8 a number of times this year, once describing it as “the rebirth of Microsoft Windows,” but the outspoken chief of Microsoft has switched gears to talk …
Janet I. Tu / The Seattle Times:
Ballmer trumpets Microsoft's ‘epic year’  —  Q and A: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer discusses new products and services, the state of the company and its future.  —  This fall, Microsoft is embarking on one of its biggest series of launches ever, with new versions or updates …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google just dropped an Android-shaped bomb in China [Updated]  —  Google has dropped an Android-shaped bomb on China's mobile market, after comments from the company potentially affected some of the country's most powerful Internet firms and their strategy of modifying its Android operating system to develop platforms of their own.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
In New Ad Campaign, Samsung Tries to Win on the Merits  —  For many, the iPhone 5 is the talk of the weekend — and that includes Samsung.  —  The Korean phone maker will tomorrow start running a print ad campaign in national and regional papers that compares the features of its Galaxy S III with those of Apple's iPhone 5.
Don Clark / Digits:
Nvidia Confirms Departure of Mobile-Chip Chief  —  Nvidia , a chip maker that grew up around the personal-computer industry, has made some headway lately in moving its technology into newer-wave mobile devices.  But the man who spearheaded that effort has quietly departed.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
YouTube Moves API Discussions And Support To Stack Overflow, Ditches Google Groups  —  Calling all developers, YouTube has taken steps to join Stack Overflow and bring discussions about its API there.  For those who are using the API, you know that Google Groups hasn't really been cutting …
More: YouTube API BlogThanks:@anthonyha
BuzzFeed:
Tech Figures Raised At Least $27 Million For Obama Campaign  —  Leaked fundraising documents show Silicon Valley emerging as a key source of Democratic money and power.  Valley money bests Hollywood.  —  President Obama with Google chairman (and occasional advisor) Eric Schmidt
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
Demanding A Student's Facebook Password A Violation Of First Amendment Rights, Judge Says  —  For some strange reason, a large number of schools adhere to the notion that their students are not actually citizens of the United States and therefore, not granted the same rights as the “grownups.”
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Google's Java translator eases path to iPad, iPhone apps  —  Google on Thursday made accommodations for Java and Python developers by offering a Java-to-Objective-C translator and advancing its Python client library for Google APIs.  With the open source release of J2ObjC …

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