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October 4, 2012, 8:05 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Newsroom:
One Billion People on Facebook  —  This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.  —  If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.  —  Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.
Business Week:
Facebook's ‘Next Billion’: A Q&A With Mark Zuckerberg  —  In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook (FB) from his Harvard University dorm room, hoping to see what his classmates were up to on campus.  The following eight years brought international fame, unimaginable wealth, a hit Hollywood movie …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook officially passes 1 billion monthly active users  —  As expected, Facebook today announced it has passed the 1 billion user milestone.  This makes Facebook the first social network to reach the 10-figure mark; one out of every seven individuals on the planet now use the service.
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog:
Google Street View Goes Live in the Google Maps Web App  —  Earlier today it was noted by Walt Mossberg Google Street View would be coming to the Google Maps web app on Thursday, essentially confirming what we were earlier told by the New York Times.  Well, it looks like Google Street View has gone live late Wednesday night PDT.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Fresh from the rumor mill: Microsoft is in talks to acquire music startup Rdio  —  Sometimes, you hear something from someone that sounds like it would make sense if you take some time to think about it.  —  But, 9 out of 10 times, unsubstantiated rumors don't even stand a chance …
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
A New Tech Generation Defies the Odds in Japan  —  TOKYO — Every Wednesday, a bar in central Tokyo hosts an unusual speed-dating event.  There are drinks and plenty of coy looks.  But the young people at the bar aren't here for romance.  —  “I want to meet like-minded people — basically …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
AAPL: iPhone 5′s Amazing 93% Margin on NAND, Per RBC  —  RBC Capital's chip analyst Doug Freedman this afternoon reflects upon the “tear-down” findings of ifixit.com and chipworks.com pertaining to the iPhone 5, which went on sale three weeks ago (counting pre-orders.)
Bloomberg:
AT&T Is Said to Unveil Nokia's Lumia 920 Tomorrow  —  AT&T Inc. (T), the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, will announce plans today to sell Nokia Oyj (NOK)'s first device running on Windows Phone 8 software for the U.S. market, two people with knowledge of the plan said.
Neha Alawadhi / Reuters:
Google warns of more cuts at Motorola, third-quarter cuts to cost $340 million  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said planned job cuts at its Motorola Mobility mobile phone unit will cost about $340 million in severance and other costs in the third quarter and it warned of further restructuring.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
How to Look Inside Any Building in the World  —  People take Instagram photos everywhere.  Even—especially— in places you can't easily get into.  That's why it seems like the most natural thing in the world for something like Worldcam to exist.  —  Worldcam's premise is simple …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
With Oracle vulnerable, CEO Larry Ellison embarks on final battle to shape his legacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO — If you need to be reminded just how quickly today's winner in Silicon Valley can find that perch suddenly precarious, look no further than Oracle.  —  Last year, during …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
13-inch Modbook Pro Mac tablet priced at $3,499, preorder now  —  Back in June we told you that the OS X based Mac tablet dubbed “Modbook” would be making a return almost 5 years after the launch of the original device in 2007.  The company recently revealed that the new Modbook Pro will include …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Evasive action: How The Pirate Bay four dodged Swedish justice—for a while  —  The Pirate Bay, despite its legal troubles, has survived for nearly a decade.  —  Citizen Media Watch  —  On April 17, 2009, the four Swedish men behind file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay (TPB)—Fredrik “tiamo” …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Stores Get the Glory, but Retail Partners Shoulder Load  —  Apple's stores are among the most successful brick-and-mortar shops around, generating more revenue per square foot than any other retailer in the United States, including Tiffany.  —  During the company's last earnings call …
Jillian C. York / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Dark Day for the Philippines as Government Passes Cybercrime Act  —  A Dark Day for the Philippines as Government Passes Cybercrime Act  —  The government of the Philippines today has passed the troubling Cybercrime Prevention Act.  The Act covers a range of offenses, but—as we wrote last month …
More: ITworld.com and BBC
Laura June / The Verge:
Siri's strange movie reviews: it's tough being a robot  —  Apple's candid iPhone assistant has another Easter egg  —  You may or may not have noticed that sometimes Siri says crazy things.  We recently noticed that Siri summarizes movies in a pretty funny way, too.
Reuters:
Google denied summary judgment in patent dispute with Vringo  —  (Reuters) - Mobile phone software maker Vringo Inc's shares jumped 39 percent on Wednesday after a judge denied Google Inc a motion for summary judgment in a patent dispute.  —  Google was sued by Innovate/Protect Inc, which was acquired by Vringo.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Craigslist rolls out new Map View feature for apartment searches  —  Even as it's locked in a legal dispute with apartment hunting sites over use of its data, Craiglist has released its own mapping feature for the apartment listings on its website.  The service appears to be rolling out gradually …
More: The Verge

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