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September 25, 2012, 1:30 PM

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Kevin Krolicki / Reuters:
Google says Maps not waiting in wings for iPhone 5  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple Inc dropped the application in favor of a home-grown but controversial alternative, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Teo Chian Wei / Bloomberg:
Google's Schmidt Says Up to Apple to Decide on Maps App  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said it would be up to Apple Inc. (AAPL) to approve the company's map application for Apple's operating system after the iPhone maker's own app was criticized by reviewers.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
BlackBerry 10 Beta 3 hands-on photos and video  —  RIM has just unveiled the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, set to be released on new devices early next year.  We have finally gotten a look at the UI RIM will be shipping, and it's an interesting mix …
9to5Mac:
RIM serenades fleeing developers with LOLWTF video  —  RIM Speedwagon says: We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond.  Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple Marketing SVP comments on iPhone 5 scratches and chips: ‘That is normal’ for aluminum products  —  We just received (and verified headers of) an email exchange from a 9to5Mac reader to Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller, where the Apple executive gave his take on the small amount …
Bloomberg:
Apple Use of Thin Display Seen Driving IPhone 5 Supply Shortfall  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s decision to create a smartphone that boasts a thinner, lighter touch screen contributed to the component shortfall that caused demand to outstrip supply of the iPhone on its debut weekend.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Possible flaw in Samsung's TouchWiz UI leaves smartphones open to data-wiping, SIM locks and more  —  A bug in the way Samsung's TouchWiz UI interacts with USSD codes on Android smartphones may allow an attacker to perform a factory reset on susceptible devices, simply by embedding a link on a website or sending an SMS.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
StumbleUpon releases new site redesign in beta, featuring Pinterest-like stumbles and lists  —  Following a traffic nose-dive from last December's site redesign, the loss of its CEO and the recent release of a redesigned iOS app, StumbleUpon is today revealing a site redesign in beta.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ready, Set ... Stream: Yahoo CEO Mayer Likely to Promise Better CPMs, Home Page, Mail and Search  —  The Yahoo “act of radical transparency” meeting by new CEO Marissa Mayer — in which she will unveil her plans to turn the Silicon Valley company around to employees — is starting now.
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Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Going Beyond E-Books, Barnes & Noble Nook Launches Digital Video Service  —  Barnes & Noble, looking to capitalize on its fast-growing digital business, is launching a Nook-branded video streaming service that, at first glance, looks a lot like Amazon's and Google's online video services.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Bravo's ‘Silicon Valley Start-Ups’ reality show will premiere on November 5th  —  If there's been one topic that's been pervasive within the tech bar talk over the past few months, it's that of the Bravo television network's reality show entitled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups”.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Google updates Chrome app for iOS 6, makes it friendly with the iPhone 5  —  Over the next few weeks, we can surely expect iOS developers from all over the globe to start pushing out updates to make their applications better interact with Apple's iOS 6 and that all-new screen found on the iPhone 5.

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