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September 3, 2013, 7:05 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business, license Nokia's patents and mapping services  —  Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially …
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Leo Kelion / BBC:
Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move  —  Nestle plans to sell more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot  —  Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.  —  The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Android Kit Kat is the next version of Google's mobile operating system  —  Google's Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome, has confirmed that the next version of Android will be called Kit Kat.  Yes, you've read correctly, Kit Kat, as in the trademarked name of the candy bar made by Nestle.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces special event for September 10  —  Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for a special event to be held on September 10, 2013 at the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters.  According to the invitation I received today, the event will start at 10:00 am PT.
Amazon.com:
Introducing the All-New Kindle Paperwhite—The 6th Generation of Kindle  —  World's best-selling e-reader now even better—new display technology with higher contrast, next generation built-in light, faster processor, plus all-new reading features like Kindle Page Flip, Goodreads, Kindle FreeTime …
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program  —  For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition.  There just isn't a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price.  —  Amazon is about to test how much appetite …
Wesley Yin-Poole / Eurogamer:
Sony set to go big with virtual reality on PlayStation 4  —  Will Oculus Rift partner with a next-gen console?  —  Sony plans to enter the virtual reality gaming space in a big way with PlayStation 4, Eurogamer can reveal.  —  Amid the growing popularity of the Oculus Rift VR headset among …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Taps Google Ad Director Christian Oestlien to Lead Growth  —  Twitter has hired away Google display advertising product management director Christian Oestlien, according to sources, in an attempt to kickstart Twitter's international growth efforts.  —  He'll move into the position …
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