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October 9, 2012, 4:25 PM

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Jack Dorsey:
Notes on my work at Twitter  —  There was a great profile in the New York Times about Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, which mentioned my work at the company.  It's not a common arrangement, so I'd like to clarify a few points.  —  In Spring of 2011, Dick asked me to take an operational role overseeing product, design, and brand.
AllThingsD:
Twitter Buys Vine, a Video Clip Company That Never Launched  —  If Twitter ends up running its own video service, this should help: The messaging service has bought Vine, a video sharing startup.  —  We don't have terms for the deal, but this looks like a lot like an acqhire …
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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's Lightning Authentication Reportedly Cracked, Unauthorized Third-Party Cables Coming  —  Chinese firm iPhone5mod has introduced (via M.I.C. gadget) a new iPhone 5 Flash Lightning Dock, marking one of the first claimed efforts to implement Apple's Lightning connector standard on a mass production basis.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New iPod Touch and iPod Nano Begin Shipping, Photos and Benchmarks Posted  —  Numerous MacRumors readers have reported that their orders for Apple's new fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano have shipped, with delivery due for late this week or early next week.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Verizon to launch 400th LTE market on October 18th, two months early  —  The 4G LTE battle is on as Verizon prepares to launch LTE on its AWS specturm  —  Nicola Palmer, Verizon's CTO, spoke today at MobileCon about Verizon's upcoming LTE roadmap.  Today the company announces …
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
China Calls Huawei Report ‘Groundless’  —  BEIJING—China issued its strongest statement yet against a U.S. congressional report urging U.S. business to spurn two Chinese telecommunications companies, saying the move could hurt relations between the countries.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Is this LG's Nexus phone? (update)  —  A steady stream of recent rumors have suggested that Google's next volley of Nexus devices will include an LG smartphone, and a new gallery of photos posted by an xda-developers forum member might give us our first peek at what the handset is going to look …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
As of today, developers can let you try subscription content before you buy it in their Google Play apps  —  Google developers now have the option to offer a ‘try before you buy’ for subscription content in their Google Play apps.  Google launched in-App subscriptions back in May of this year …
More: 9to5Google
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia ‘Atlas’ leaked, appears to be a Lumia 820 variant for Verizon  —  Verizon appears to be readying a Windows Phone 8 announcement of its own.  A leaked image from the Evleaks Twitter account shows off a Nokia Lumia phone for Verizon, described as the “Atlas.”
Bloomberg:
Avoiding Facebook Fate Is Twitter CFO Goal on Way to IPO  —  Ali Rowghani got a voice mail on his mobile phone from Steve Jobs on a Saturday in early 2010.  The Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder wanted to keep Rowghani, then chief financial officer at Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s Pixar, from leaving to become finance chief at Twitter Inc.
More: Wired
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Tim Westergren: Some artists make over $2 million with Pandora  —  Updated.  Pandora founder Tim Westergren revealed at the SF Musictech Summit in San Francisco Tuesday that some artists are making over $2 million dollars in revenue with his company's service.
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Twitter Founders, Valley Tech Giants Launch Concept Video To Make SF Smarter  —  “It'd be awesome to use technology to fix some of the problems that San Franciscans see every day,” says Twitter chairman and Square founder Jack Dorsey, in an all-star video promoting San Francisco's new open government and tech advocacy group, sf.citi.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Android 4.1.2 OTA Update Now Rolling Out To The Nexus 7 - Adds Landscape Mode  —  Android maintainer “JBQ” just broke the news that Android 4.1.2 was being released into AOSP today, and now we're hearing that a matching OTA update is being pushed to the Nexus 7 as we speak.
Nick Peers / BetaNews:
Firefox 16 is available — get it NOW!  —  Ahead of its official unveiling, Mozilla has made Firefox 16 FINAL available for download.  The latest version provides little in the way of major new features, and in some ways is more noteworthy for the features missing from this release …
DealBook:
Workday Raises I.P.O. Range to $24 to $26  —  Initial public offerings have largely sputtered in the last few weeks, but the dismal environment has done little to dent investors' enthusiasm for Workday, a maker of human resources software.  —  The company disclosed on Tuesday that it was raising …
David Kravets / Wired:
Copyright Scofflaws Beware: ISPs to Begin Monitoring Illicit File Sharing  —  Photo: Matt Licht, NotionsCapital.com/Flickr  —  The nation's major internet service providers by year's end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the “Copyright Alert System” initiative backed …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Acer Iconia W510 preview: a week with a true Windows 8 PC  —  We finally get our hands on some real hardware for Microsoft's new OS  —  Windows 8 won't be formally available until October 26th, but over the last week or so we've had a chance to test out one of the first round of devices optimized …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Mobile security startup Mobilisafe acquired by Rapid7  —  Seattle startup Mobilisafe has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Boston-based Rapid7, a heavily-funded security company that raised $50 million last year.  The deal comes just four months after former T-Mobile USA engineers Giri Sreenivas …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart Begins Testing Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets  —  The world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, Walmart, is today announcing its plans to test a “same-day” delivery service in select markets called “Walmart To Go.”  The program, beginning now, will run through the holiday season …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 pre-orders to begin on October 21st  —  Microsoft's first Windows Phone 8 devices will be available for pre-order in the US on October 21st.  Sources familiar with AT&T and Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the carrier will start taking pre-orders for its range …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Gunning for iCloud: White-Label Cloud Hub Provider, Funambol, Closes $5.75M Round To Push Global Growth  —  White-label cloud service provider Funambol has closed a new $5.75m funding round aimed at speeding its global expansion.  The company's customers — notably mobile carriers and telcos …

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Microsoft:
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VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
5 New Features in Zoho Sites You Can't Miss  —  Well, these are in continuation with the new features that we have been adding in Zoho Sites for past few months.  We've made those little touches …
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.
 

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