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September 18, 2012, 8:35 AM

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Sachin Agarwal / Twitter Blog:
Because you have more to show  —  Starting today you can make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles.  Upload an all-new header photo on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or twitter.com, and the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps.
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Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Motorola announces RAZR i with Intel processor  —  Today in London, Motorola is announcing the first fruits of its multi-year, multi-device partnership with Intel — a revamped Droid RAZR M called the RAZR i.  While the two phones look almost identical externally, the most important characteristic …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Google takes on Instagram and Facebook by acquiring top iOS photo app Snapseed  —  Google has agreed to acquire Nik Software, the German developer of photography app Snapseed, for an undisclosed amount.  Sources close to the deal tell The Verge that while Nik Software produces all sorts …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Internet Archive Amasses All TV News Since 2009  —  Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads.  —  “We want to collect all the books …
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
LG launches Optimus G flagship smartphone: quad-core S4 Pro, LTE, 2GB RAM, ICS, 13MP camera (updated)  —  It's official!  Today in Seoul LG is announcing its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G. The 8.45mm (0.33-inch) thin handset — which has been rumored for weeks …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Dice Holdings Pays $20M Cash For Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet  —  Some consolidation afoot in online media: Dice Holdings, the career website owner, has announced that it has bought the online media business of Geeknet, which includes the high-profile tech websites Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Office 2013 packages start at $139.99 or $99.99 per year for a subscription version  —  Microsoft is revealing the final pricing structure for its Office 2013 packages today.  After introducing a preview of Office 2013 in July, Microsoft is planning to offer a subscription version of Office 2013 …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Amazon Cloud Player launches in the UK, France and Germany  —  Amazon has launched its Cloud Player in the UK, France and Germany, enabling consumers here to listen to music stored in Amazon's cloud music service.  We saw a few tweets and an aside in an email promoting tomorrow's Entertainment …
More: Engadget and The Next WebThanks:@stuartdredge
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Yahoo!s Now Removing The ® From Their Logo.  Is The Exclamation Mark Next?  —  File in “Silicon Valley Things That Are Amazing/Ridiculous"*: Apparently free iPhones and food aren't the only cultural changes being enacted in Marissa Mayer's Yahoo!® ...
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Apple's Jonathan Ive to Design a Single Uber-Limited Edition Leica M  —  Do you love the design of Apple products?  Do you have infinitely deep pockets?  If you said yes to both questions, then I have some good news for you.  —  At Leica's special event last night, after the new Leica M was announced …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Apple's A6 chip development detailed  —  Analyst Linley Gwennap explains the development Apple's A6 in the iPhone 5.  —  How did Apple arrive at the A6 chip in the iPhone 5?  A longtime chip analyst documents the long and winding road.  —  While endorsing a report that the A6 is a unique Apple design …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Two men admit to $10 million hacking spree on Subway sandwich shops  —  The Romanians admitted their role in ring that compromised some 146,000 cards.  —  Two Romanian men have admitted to participating in an international conspiracy that hacked into credit-card payment terminals …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Dropbox for iOS gets Facebook, Twitter sharing and AirPrint support  —  Dropbox has given its iOS offering a little more social spice after it quietly updated the app with options to share content to Facebook and Twitter, while there is now support for AirPrint.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Testing Nikon's first Android camera, the Coolpix S800c  —  Two companies lead the Android camera charge, and at Photokina in Germany both are going way out of their way to talk about it.  Samsung held a press conference nominally to announce two lenses, but mostly to talk about the new Galaxy Camera …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Is the iPhone good enough?  —  We don't want to make a new phone.  We want to make a much better phone.  - Jony Ive, video at iPhone 5 launch event Disruption theory has taught us that the greatest danger facing a company is making a product better than it needs to be.
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nokia confirms: Amazon has licensed its Location Platform for maps and geocoding  —  It's not that a big surprise anymore, after Reuters earlier reported that Amazon teamed up with Nokia for mapping services, but to my knowledge the Finnish smartphone and mobile software maker has never actually confirmed this to date.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Wikimedia enables ebook export feature on Wikipedia for your offline reading pleasure  —  Wikimedia today announced that it has enabled a new EPUB export feature on Wikipedia, but only on the English version of the site.  You can use the new feature to collate your personal collection …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Appeals court halts proceedings in Google Books case  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today granted a stay in the long-running copyright case between the Authors Guild and Google over the search giant's book scanning project.  —  In its order, the New York court agreed …

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