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September 18, 2012, 12:00 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.
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 …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Motorola's RAZR i: benchmarking Intel's first 2GHz Medfield smartphone  —  Motorola were quick to tell us that we're testing on pre-release RAZR i here — software updates may arrive before the device does, but these figures below should give you a good estimate at what the 2GHz Intel processor can do.
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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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.
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 …
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Pegatron reportedly nabs 50 to 60 percent of iPad mini orders, breaks up Foxconn's monopoly  —  While folks are waiting for their precious new iPhones to arrive on their doorsteps, word has it that the leaky iPad mini has unsurprisingly entered mass production, but with a twist.
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.
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!® ...
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 …
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.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Hear hear: You can now listen to saved articles thanks to Pocket's updated Android app  —  Audiobooks are great.  No matter where you are, you can pop in a set of headphones and listen to your favorite novel being read aloud with emotion and theatrical timing.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Alibaba CTO: Google has strayed from its 'Don't be evil' motto  —  Chinese ecommerce leader Alibaba's CTO Wang Jian has spoken out against Google and its handling of Android, adding to a growing rift between the two companies that began when a joint smartphone launch from Alibaba and Acer was canceled last week.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Asus Windows 8 tablet pricing comes in high; Demand likely low  —  Summary: Asus' Windows 8 tablet pricing will start at $599 and run to $1,299.  In other words, tablets will be more than laptops in some cases without any enterprise heft to justify a premium.  —  Larry Dignan
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 …

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