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October 9, 2012, 6:20 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 …
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: ZTE NewsThanks:@c_davies
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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.
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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.
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
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 …
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,” …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
For Better or Worse, Emirates Passengers Can Now Yammer on Their Cellphones in Flight  —  Dubai-based Emirates said Monday that it will start letting passengers on its A380 aircraft talk using their cellphones while in flight.  —  The service works with standard phones in conjunction with OnAir …
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac:
Steve Jobs Vowed To Patent Everything Apple Invented After Being Stung By $100m iPod Fine [Report]  —  Apple's overactive approach to defending its patents may sometimes make it look like one of the industry's biggest bullies, but you may be surprised to hear that the Cupertino used to patent hardly anything.
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.
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
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Uni Secures £35M For 5G R&D Center, Backed By Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica  —  It's no secret the U.K. has been a 4G laggard, with LTE only now finally starting to get off the ground — a small local broadband provider has just switched on the first commercial 4G network …
David Kravets / Wired:
Child Porn in P2P Share Folder Is Smut Distribution, Appeals Court Says  —  A federal appeals court ruled that peer-to-peer file sharers can be prosecuted for distributing child pornography by having the illicit files in their open share folders.  —  That was the ruling by the nation's …
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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