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September 26, 2012, 12:10 PM

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Google Working on Maps for iPhone, iPad  —  People pining for a Google Maps app on their Apple devices will get one eventually, but likely not for another couple months or so.  —  Google is developing a maps application for iPhone and iPad that it is seeking to finish by the end of the year …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Apple had over a year left on Google Maps contract, Google scrambling to build iOS app  —  Apple's decision to ship its own mapping system in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 was made over a year before the company's agreement to use Google Maps expired, according to two independent sources familiar with the matter.
Jamie Rosenberg / Official Android Blog:
Google Play hits 25 billion downloads  —  Whether you're looking for directions, checking email or sharing a picture with friends, apps are now an indispensable part of life.  And if you're using Android, it all starts with Google Play, home to 675,000 apps and games.  That's a lot of choice.
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Google Play celebrates 25 billion downloads with 25 cent apps, discounted books, music, and movies  —  After reaching a milestone of 20 billion app installations back in June, Google has announced that its digital storefront, Google Play, has passed 25 billion downloads with over 675,000 available apps and games.
Bloomberg:
Windows 8 Bugs Plaguing Microsoft, Intel CEO Said to Tell Staff  —  Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it's fully ready, a person who attended the company event said.
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Barnes & Noble Takes Aim at Amazon With New HD Nooks  —  Yesterday, Barnes & Noble revealed its plans for a Nook-branded online video store.  —  Today, the company is showing off the products it hopes you'll be watching that video on: New Nook tablets, called the Nook HD and Nook HD+.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung has fix for Galaxy S III reset vulnerability, asks users to update software  —  Yesterday's big bad news for Samsung — that a number of Galaxy Android devices were exposed to being hard-reset when their user clicked a link in the browser — is being quickly rectified by the Korean company …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Murdoch's Times unblocks search engines to seek new subscribers  —  In May 2010, News Corp.'s The Times newspaper said it would block search engines from indexing its stories, believing it must remove all possibility of free access as it introduced digital payments.  —  Two years later, that philosophy is being up-ended.
Wall Street Journal:
CEOs on Twitter: Fear Makes Some Executives Leery of Social Media  —  Social-Media Gaffes Make Some Chiefs Leery of Twitter, but a Few Brave Ones Embrace It  —  When General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt tweeted for the first time this month, his “Hello Twitter” …
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Cellphones Are Eating the Family Budget  —  Heidi Steffen and her husband used to treat themselves most weeks to steak at Sodak Shores, a restaurant overlooking a lake near their hometown of Milbank, S.D. Then they each got an iPhone, and the rib-eyes started making fewer appearances.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Cisco CEO Names Potential Successors in Retirement Plan  —  Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Chief Executive Officer John Chambers identified some of the senior leaders at the company that he and the board are considering to succeed him when he retires, which may be within two to four years.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Kim Dotcom Teases Megabox, Reveals Exclusive Artists?  —  December last year Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom revealed his plan to put the “dinosaur record labels” out of business.  —  Not through piracy, but with the release of a revolutionary music platform called Megabox.
Aaron Lucchetti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Faces Lawsuits, Arbitration Over Its Initial Public Offering  —  Facebook Inc.'s botched initial public offering is turning into a potential legal morass for the social-networking firm, its investment bankers and the exchange on which it went public.
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Twitter CEO Costolo Talks Ads, Facebook, and IPO  —  Twitter is at a turning point, trying to roll out advertising while also maintaining the user experience.  I sat down with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo at the company's new San Francisco headquarters to talk about his plans to grow the social media giant.
Matt Cohler / TechCrunch:
Mobile Will Grab TV Advertising's Crown  —  Editor's note: Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark Capital.  He's responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies in addition to working closely with companies across the firm's portfolio.  You can follow him on Twitter here.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Apple's iPhone 5 passes its first regulatory hurdle in China  —  It looks like Apple's got its iPhone 5 ducks in a row in China, after the device received a mandatory regulatory certification required before it goes on sale in the country.  —  Sina Tech noticed that two iPhones received …
Bloomberg:
Sharp Said to Plan 10,000 Job Cuts, Factory Sales to Foxconn  —  Sharp Corp. (6753) plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs, or about 18 percent of its workforce, and is in talks to sell plants as the Japanese TV maker tries to return to profit, two people with knowledge of the proposal said.
More: CNET and VentureBeat
Steve Huff / Betabeat:
‘Operation Ababil’: Muslim Cyber Fighters Return, Take Down Wells Fargo's Website  —  The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters have returned with a new declaration published on Pastebin and a new set of targets.  If you park your money with Wells Fargo and can't reach the bank's website …

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