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October 9, 2012, 2:10 PM

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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
AOL relaunches Games.com with a library of 5,000 titles, designed with a “mobile first mentality”  —  It has been more than six years since AOL acquired Games.com from the now-defunct Infogrames, former parent company of Atari.  The ailing Infogrames offloaded a number of its assets for around $25m …
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 …
Klint Finley / TechCrunch:
Hitbox Alum Raise $4.4 Million For Analytics Startup Anametrix  —  Back in the days before Google Analytics hundreds of thousands of sites relied on WebSideStory's Hitbox service for visitor stats.  If you surfed the web in the late 90s you probably saw a lot of homepages with Hitbox's graphics in their footers.
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.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Taiwanese government unhappy with Apple's Maps, asks it to blur images of $1.4B missile defense system  —  As Apple continues to overhaul and improve the quality of its much-criticised Maps application, the Taiwanese government identified that its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station …
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 …

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