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October 9, 2012, 8:40 AM

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Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Google to co-brand 10-inch Nexus tablet with Samsung  —  Web giant will co-brand its first high-end tablet with Samsung, an analyst tells CNET.  —  A Google Nexus 10-inch class tablet is in the works, CNET has learned.  —  The 10.1-inch tablet will boast a pixel density that is higher …
Jim Wolf / Reuters:
Lawmakers seek to block China's Huawei, ZTE inroads in U.S.  —  (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications operators should not do business with China's top telecom gear makers because potential Chinese state influence on the companies poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report on Monday.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
ZTE on hack allegations: Ban every Chinese-made device for 100% security  —  ZTE has hit back at a US report blackballing it as a supplier, arguing that if the House Intelligence Committee really believes Chinese hack threats are so significant, all Chinese-made hardware should be rejected.
More: The Next Web, ZTE News and QuartzThanks:@c_davies
Leslie Horn / Gizmodo:
Oh God, Bravo's Silicon Valley Show Looks Even Worse Than We Thought Ugh Why Help  —  If you watch the latest promo for Bravo's Silicon Valley reality show and think, hey these [entrepreneurs] failed actors are just stringing together tech buzzwords, it's because that's exactly what they're doing.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Leaked Boxee TV adds HDTV antenna and DVR to let you ditch cable for good  —  The Verge has obtained photos of Boxee TV, a device that aims to combine over-the-air live TV broadcasts, DVR functionality, and web apps into a single home theater solution.  It's a markedly different strategy …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
AMD enters Windows 8 tablet fray with Z-60 chip: ‘all-day’ battery life, graphics ‘you would never expect’  —  If you know AMD mainly for its laptop and desktop processors, then some readjustment may be in order: as of now, the company is rushing head-long into the market created by Surface fever …
Tero Kuittinen / BGR:
Angry Birds Star Wars and the evolution of the app market  —  Rovio has picked up the pace of its game launches — Angry Birds Star Wars is the third major Rovio title to debut in seven months.  And unlike most of its rivals, Rovio is not focused on maximizing game revenue.  It's after merchandising opportunities.
More: ABCNEWS and VentureBeat
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Advertising Becomes Amazon's Newest Low-Price Weapon  —  Like Everything Amazon Does, Advertising Will Make Products Cheaper  —  There's no more customer-obsessed company than Amazon, which has long forsaken high profits in pursuit of giving shoppers the best possible experience and the lowest possible price.
More: GeekWire
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Finally: BitTorrent Piracy Evidence to be Tested in Court  —  Over the past two years a small group of copyright holders have started thousands of mass-BitTorrent lawsuits, targeting more than a quarter million people in the US alone.  —  The copyright holders who start these cases generally provide nothing …
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Zynga executive overseeing key poker game departs  —  (Reuters) - Zynga Inc's executive overseeing its key poker game has quit, hitting the gamemaker in a particularly vulnerable spot as it struggles with a steady employee exodus and falling revenue.  —  The exit of former Zynga Poker General …
More: AllThingsD, Digits and CNET
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Lodsys Offers Update on In App Purchase Patent Dispute, Claims Licensing Momentum  —  Nearly a year and a half ago, patent holding firm Lodsys threatened to file suit against App Store developers making use of Apple's In App Purchase mechanism, claiming that they were infringing upon patents held by Lodsys.
Esther Addley / Guardian:
Julian Assange to publish book about freedom and the future of the internet  —  WikiLeaks founder to be co-author of book entitled Cypherpunks, despite being confined to Ecuadorean embassy in London  —  Julian Assange's last foray into the publishing world ended in an acrimonious and highly costly dispute …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Expands PureSystems Family With New PureData Big Data Box  —  IBM has expanded its family of expert integrated PureSystems with the new PureData System, which features analytics and the ability to handle big data in the box.  —  To help global organizations make sense of the massive influx …
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Square To Announce Cabs Partnership With City Of New York  —  After closing out a deal to implement its technology in Starbucks stores across the nation, mobile payment company Square may be taking to the streets to find more revenue streams.  Literally.  —  Late Monday, private company expert PrivCo …
Tweets: @privco
Rachel King / ZDNet:
IBM, AT&T promise more security with cloud service on private networks  —  Summary: IBM and AT&T are combining forces on a new network-based cloud service runs on private networks rather than public infrastructures.  —  Rachel King  —  IBM and AT&T have teamed up and announced …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Study: Malicious Search Results More Common In Bing & Image Search  —  Almost two of every three malicious redirects in major search engines are found on Bing, according to a new report from the web security firm Sophos.  —  Looking at data “from the last couple of weeks,” …
Melena Ryzik / New York Times:
Art.sy Is Mapping the World of Art on the Web  —  Any music fan knows that there are myriad ways to find new songs online: a scroll through digital playlists and streaming radio services like Pandora, which serve as musical recommendation engines.  Likewise, Netflix subscribers are regularly showered …
Ben Klayman / Reuters:
GM to add 1,500 information tech jobs in Michigan  —  (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will create 1,500 jobs at a new software development center in Michigan as part of the U.S. automaker's previously announced plan to shift information technology work back into the company.
More: ZDNet
Ben Lee / GigaOM:
Twitter: It's time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits  —  Twitter is an engineering company, and engineers like to innovate.  Twitter is also well known, and, as a result, we receive patent threats and lawsuits from time to time.  Many of these are baseless, and our policy is to fight them with all our might.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft speeds up IE10 Flash patching, matches Google  —  Out-of-nowhere update for Flash likely triggered by upcoming $2 million ‘Pwnium’ hacking contest that Google kicks off Wednesday, says expert  —  Adobe today issued a surprise update for Flash Player that patched 25 critical vulnerabilities in the ubiquitous media software.

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