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October 9, 2012, 3:05 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.”
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 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft finalizes Windows Server Essentials 2012 small-business server  —  Summary: Microsoft's Windows Server Essentials 2012 will be preloaded on servers from OEM partners before the end of the year.  —  Microsoft has released to manufacturing Windows Server 2012 Essentials …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft announces a cumulative Windows 8 update, improving app performance and battery life  —  If you use Windows 8 on a daily basis, TNW has good news for you: Microsoft has announced and released - for some - a set of updates for the operating system today that should at once make it more usable …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint to sell LG Optimus G, LG Mach, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  —  The phones will bulk up Sprint's 4G LTE product lineup with four new devices.  Now it just needs to bulk up its 4G LTE network.  —  Sprint Nextel expanded its line-up of 4G LTE devices, nabbing the LG Optimus G quad-core smartphone …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
HTTPS Everywhere plugin from EFF protects 1,500 more sites  —  Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation have updated their popular HTTPS Everywhere browser plugin to offer automatic Web encryption to an additional 1,500 sites, twice as many as previously offered.
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.

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