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September 18, 2012, 6:35 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.
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 …
iFixit:
Apple EarPods Teardown  —  After three years of research and development, Apple has released the newest version of their popular headphones, now dubbed “EarPods.”  Join us as we crack these pods open and take a look at what three years of R & D can accomplish.  Love all of these gadget teardowns?
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion, Mayer Explains Why In Leaked Memo  —  Yahoo has closed a deal to sell a portion of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba, netting $4.3 billion for the company.  —  In a memo to employees, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she will return $3.65 billion of that money to shareholders.
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 …
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New departure from Zynga: Omgpop's chief revenue officer (exclusive)  —  Joining the exodus of executives who have left Zynga recently, Wilson Kriegel, the former chief revenue officer of Omgpop, has left the company, GamesBeat has learned.  —  Kriegel was part of the company that Zynga bought earlier …
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.
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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Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple's next huge data center will be in Hong Kong, groundbreaking Q1 2013  —  We've received word that Apple is building another enormous data center—this time in Hong Kong SAR, China.  —  Apple recently finalized a location in the New Territories region of Hong Kong near the Shenzhen China border for the data center.
Chris Jaffe / The Official Netflix Blog:
New Netflix Experience on iPhone  —  More and more of you are using Netflix on mobile devices every day.  Already millions of Netflix members use their smartphones to instantly watch movies and TV shows anywhere, anytime.  —  We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more.
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft slows dividend growth  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp raised its dividend by 15 percent on Tuesday, marking a slowdown in the growth in payouts to investors after a year marked by a downturn in computer sales and a large write-off for a failed acquisition.

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