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September 20, 2012, 9:55 AM

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BBC:
New Apple maps app under fire from users  —  Apple's map app renames the town of Hagley as Dudley - which is more than seven miles away  —  Inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities in Apple's new map software have provoked anger from users.  —  In June Apple announced it would stop using Google Maps …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface challenge: Proving it's a premium product worth a premium price  —  Summary: I think there's a market for premium, differentiated PC/tablet hybrids that aren't trying to compete primarily on price.  I'm hoping Microsoft's Surface proves this category exists.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP marches out an army of Windows 8 consumer and business PCs  —  Hewlett-Packard is introducing a dozen new computers and accessories today that represent the core of its line-up for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system coming on Oct. 26.  —  This new pack of computers isn't even HP's whole line-up.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook tests automatic ‘Photo Sync’ uploads on Android  —  Facebook has begun testing a new feature for Android owners that syncs photos you shoot on your phone straight to your Facebook account.  It's a hybrid of Google+'s instant photo-upload feature and Apple's Photostream …
David Talbot / San Francisco magazine:
How Much Tech Can One City Take?  —  Shaken by the latest digital gold rush, San Francisco struggles for its soul.  —  Last year, when Mayor Ed Lee heard that Twitter was planning to move its headquarters out of San Francisco and down to the peninsula, he quickly consulted with his digital experts …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile  —  Moo.com, the online-to-print business card company that was one of the UK's earlier startup successes, is branching out: it is buying all of the assets of Flavors.me, the site where people can create online personal profiles …
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
Mobile Pwn2Own: iPhone 4S hacked by Dutch team  —  Summary: How long would it take a determined attacker to hack into Apple's iPhone 4S from scratch?  A Dutch research team uses the Pwn2Own contest to provide the answer.  —  Ryan Naraine  —  AMSTERDAM — How long would it take a determined attacker …
Technology Review:
History, As Recorded on Twitter, Is Vanishing From The Web, Say Computer Scientists  —  Almost 30 per cent of recorded history, shared over social media such as Twitter, has disapeared, according to a new study of the Egyptian uprising and other significant events
More: GigaOM
Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook to charge merchants to run Offers  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it will start charging businesses to run Offers on its social network, turning a previously free service into a potential revenue generator at a time when Wall Street is demanding new sources of growth and profit from the company.
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET:
Roku Streaming Stick coming in October for $99, Roku 2 boxes get Vudu app, plus mobile app adds AirPlay-esque streaming  —  Roku's Streaming Stick will be out in time for the holidays, but it only works with a handful of TVs.  —  Roku's Streaming Stick was one of the most interesting home theater products …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Major League Baseball Hopes iPhone Tickets Will Be a Hit  —  While riding to San Francisco's AT&T Park on Thursday, an alert popped up on my phone letting me know that the Giants game was nearby, even though I was still on the train nearing the ballpark.  —  As I neared the gate …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iCloud for Windows 2.0: An improvement, but not much has changed  —  iCloud gets a lot of attention in reviews of iOS and OS X, and with good reason—it's one of Apple's biggest services, and with every new version of its desktop and mobile operating systems, iCloud expands to store just a bit more of your stuff.
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
BlackBerry Creator Lazaridis Puts $100M Into Nano Labs  —  Mike Lazaridis, whose invention of the BlackBerry smartphone more than a decade ago redefined the way people send e-mail, is drawing inspiration from the early days of computing for his next act.  —  Backed by his $100 million donation …
Want China Times:
Google, Chunghwa Telecom sign deal on YouTube broadcasting  —  Google's video website YouTube will soon be available on a digital television service offered by Chunghwa Telecom Co, the Taiwanese carrier said Tuesday.  —  The content will be introduced under an agreement signed last month …
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
New Philippines law bans ‘cybersex’  —  The president of the Philippines signed a cyber crime bill into law on Tuesday that, much to the chagrin of Internet freedom activists, outlaws “cybersex,” bans “unsolicited commercial communications” online and imposes criminal penalties on people convicted of libel.
Carey Kolaja / AllThingsD:
The iPhone 5 Doesn't Have NFC — So What?  —  With last Wednesday's Apple iPhone 5 unveiling, and the recent Nokia Lumia launch, mobile is on top of the media agenda.  But as the screen size and connector stories die down, the question of “when will my mobile phone become my wallet?” rises up once again.
Edward Wyatt / NYT Bits:
F.T.C. Still Expects to Resolve Google Antitrust Inquiry by Year's End  —  The Federal Trade Commission intends to decide by the end of the year whether to bring legal action against Google for anticompetitive practices, Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the commission, said on Wednesday in Washington.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Here's what the new gaming experience on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets will look like  —  Two weeks ago, Amazon introduced its latest tablet, the Kindle Fire HD, which comes in two screen sizes, 7 inches and 8.9 inches.  The new Kindle Fire tablets will offer players a revamped gaming experience …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
California And 11 Other States Now Allow Online Voter Registration  —  Silicon Valley, residents of California, and citizens in 11 other states can now register to vote online.  California, the newest state to ease the inconvenience of voter registration, launched their online portal today.
Aaron Greenspan:
The Lost Chapter  —  2003: Cambridge, Massachusetts  —  In college, my computer's filing system was relatively straightforward: I had a folder for each year of school, and within each of those folders there were additional folders for each course I was taking.

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