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September 18, 2012, 1:35 PM

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Sung Hu Kim / Twitter Blog:
Expand your experience: New Twitter for iPad  —  Today you can download the new Twitter for iPad.  We've rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, beautiful and easy to use.  Twitter for iPad brings you closer to what's happening all over the world, and makes it easy to keep …
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.
Jaikumar Ramanathan / Twitter Blog:
Picture what's happening in iPhone and Android updates  —  Today you can download a new version of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android.  Upgrade now!  —  Here are a few of the new features available in these updates:  — New profiles now feature header photos so you can express who you are more meaningfully on Twitter.
Wilson Rothman / Digital Life:
Twitter announces new profile pages, iPad app  —  In an appearance Tuesday on TODAY, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed a new look for Twitter's profile pages.  The fresh take won't just be seen on twitter.com, either, but will be visible on mobile apps as well, including Twitter's all-new, totally rebuilt iPad app.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Twitter now forces you to use its own image service in its mobile apps  —  We knew it was coming, but with the release of its new iOS apps earlier today, Twitter has confirmed that it has dropped the option allowing users to select a third-party image upload service, forcing them instead to use its own service powered by Photobucket.
Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft Signs Licensing Agreement With Research In Motion  —  exFAT file technology helps mobile industry leader provide cutting-edge capabilities to customers.  —  Microsoft Corp. announced today that Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have signed a patent licensing agreement …
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 …
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking  —  Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules.
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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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 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
As Expected, Alibaba Closes $7.6 Billion Yahoo Deal  —  Yahoo has closed the multibillion-dollar sale of half its assets in China's Alibaba Group.  —  Alibaba said Tuesday that it has completed the initial repurchase of shares from Yahoo and restructured its relationship with the Silicon Valley company …
Kevin Burke:
Virgin Mobile fails web security 101, leaves six million subscriber accounts wide open  —  tl;dr Anyone who knows your Virgin Mobile USA phone number can:  — see who you've been calling and texting,  — change the handset associated with your number,  — change your address, your email address, or your password,
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Sprint to discontinue the iPhone 4?  —  When Apple introduced the iPhone 5 earlier this month, starting at the usual $199 price point, the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 both received price cuts with an 8GB iPhone 4 going free on a two-year contract.  Apple noted in its press release …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Face EU Antitrust Complaint on Browser Choice  —  European Union regulators are preparing an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s failure to comply with a settlement to give users a choice of web browsers, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp, Google in Digital TV, Movie Deal  —  At the beginning of 2012, Rupert Murdoch was railing against Google, labeling it the “piracy leader.”  —  But that was January!  Now Murdoch's 20th Century Fox studio has cut a deal to sell and rent its movies and TV shows via the search giant's YouTube and Google Play portals.
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
With Hollywood Hire, Microsoft Bolsters Entertainment Efforts  —  Microsoft has hired Nancy Tellem, a former top CBS television executive, to oversee the production of original video content to be delivered to the company's Xbox video game console, according to people with knowledge of the move …
More: GizmodoThanks:@nickwingfield
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
RIM To Shut Down Tungle.Me, Team Will Focus On BlackBerry 10 Calendar App  —  Last year, BlackBerry maker RIM acquired the social calendaring app Tungle.me.  Since then, the Tungle team mostly focused on the BlackBerry Calendar app for RIM's less than successful Playbook tablet.

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