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September 25, 2012, 12:10 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.
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.
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 …
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.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Live: RIM Urges Developers to Hang on For BlackBerry 10  —  Once again, Research In Motion is promising its developers that great things are in store if they will just have a little more faith and patience.  —  For going on a couple years now, the BlackBerry maker has been pitching coders …
Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
iPhone 5 Galaxy S III Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  The iPhone 5 has been the most anticipated mobile device of 2012 together with its cousin the iPad Mini, which we expect to be seeing shortly.  Apple has made displays their most prominent marketing feature because it determines the quality …
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Google Play Books update adds definitions, translations, and Maps integration  —  Google has updated its Books app for Android with a slew of new features, including in-text definitions, translations, and Google Maps integration.  The updated Google Play Books app also makes it easier …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Life beyond JavaScript: Google releases new RoboHornet test  —  In an attempt to test and therefore improve more than just a browser's JavaScript program speed, Google released a new browser benchmark.  It wants others to help improve the benchmark, too.  —  Google last night unveiled …
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.
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Survey: Developers say Facebook could face mobile disruption; Windows 8 holds promise but far from sure thing  —  A majority of mobile developers believe Facebook is at risk of being disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup.  —  Developers believe Windows 8 “holds significant promise …
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.
Bryan Gardiner / Wired:
Glass Works: How Corning Created the Ultrathin, Ultrastrong Material of the Future  —  Don Stookey knew he had botched the experiment.  One day in 1952, the Corning Glass Works chemist placed a sample of photosensitive glass inside a furnace and set the temperature to 600 degrees Celsius.
Neil McAllister / The Register:
Oracle woos open sourcers with free Java web framework  —  ADF Essentials gives away the basics  —  Battling against an increasingly crowded field of Java web development frameworks, Oracle - ordinarily never one to turn away a buck - has decided to bite the bullet and offer a version …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
eBay's Mobile Momentum: 100M App Downloads, 100M Items Listed  —  EBay is not the only e-commerce company seeing a significant shift to mobile, but it may be the only publicly held company that talks about it.  Today, it has even more to say, and since the subject is big numbers, it threw in a nifty infographic (see below).
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple to meet Swiss railway over clock-design flap — report  —  An Agence France-Presse wire report notes that the Swiss railway SBB, which has accused Apple of ripping off a decades-old clock design used in its stations, doesn't intend to ‘upset’ Apple by asking for money.
Zusha Elinson / The Bay Citizen:
Google car zooms toward legal status  —  Mountain View company uses its clout to win legislative support for self-driving vehicles  —  When veteran legislative staffer Howard Posner began working on a bill that would allow driverless, computer-controlled cars to roam California's highways …

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