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September 18, 2012, 10:00 AM

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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.
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.
More: Mashable!
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.
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 …
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.
Tweets: @gassee
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.
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.
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
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!® ...
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Judge won't dissolve U.S. Samsung tablet injunction — yet  —  The judge in the U.S. case between Apple and Samsung says she can't dissolve a 3-month-old injunction on Samsung's tablet.  —  Samsung's efforts to dissolve a 3-month-old ban on its once-flagship tablet have been put on ice by a U.S. District Court judge.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nuance buys NASDAQ-listed voice technology firm Ditech for $22.5m ($1.45 per share)  —  One NASDAQ-listed firm buying another as voice and language solutions provider Nuance this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire San Jose, California-based Ditech Networks (Ditech) …
More: TechCrunch and Forbes
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 …

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