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August 9, 2013, 1:05 PM

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Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple's Tim Cook, tech execs meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance  —  President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.
Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
Reuters:
Exclusive: BlackBerry open to going private, sources say  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes, several sources familiar with the situation said.  —  Chief Executive Thorsten Heins …
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Asus to manufacture Nexus 10 refresh  —  The largest of Google's three Nexus devices is soon due for a refresh, and it looks like Asus will be the manufacturer this time around.  —  Google's Nexus program is something of a bidding war in the planning stages.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Report: Motorola to produce new Nexus device, will be released in Q4  —  According to a new Google+ post from Taylor Wimberly, who was spot on with his Moto X Phone leaks, Motorola and Google are planning to team up on the next Nexus device.  Wimberly says the device will be released in Q4 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent NSA Spying  —  “We knew USG would come after us”.  That's why Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke tells TechCrunch his company shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service.  It hadn't been told to provide data to the government …
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Benedict Evans:
Amazon's profits  —  The problem with Amazon is not that it doesn't make a profit, but that you don't actually know what the profits are.  —  On the face of it, this sounds like an absurd statement - it doesn't make any profits.  After all, look at this chart - massive revenue growth, zero profit.
Phone Arena:
New Google Nexus 7 having GPS problems  —  Several owners of the new Google Nexus 7 have resorted to posting on online forums about a problem they are having with their new tablet.  The problem has to do with the GPS system on the slate.  According to one owner of the new Nexus 7 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Tumblr Had $16.6 Million Left When Yahoo Bought It  —  In the wake of Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, there was some chatter about how much runway David Karp would have had if he hadn't sold the company.  —  Now we know, sort of: Tumblr, which had raised $125 million since 2007, had $16.6 million in cash left when Yahoo bought it.
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Intuit Acquires Techstars Startup GoodApril Before Demo Day  —  So-called demo days for startup incubators are supposed to be when entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to media and investors with the hope of raising awareness and attracting funding.  But VCs interested in tax software startup GoodApril …
More: Xconomy and VentureBeatTweets: @allthingsd
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Nvidia drops Tegra revenue forecast as Windows RT woes loom  —  Tegra revenue will fall by as much as 40 percent this year, the company said  —  Nvidia is expecting Tegra chip revenue to drop by as much as 40 percent this year, with the company indirectly blaming Microsoft's Windows RT OS for the decline.

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