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September 4, 2013, 9:55 AM

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
New version of Apple TV likely on its way for a September 10 launch  —  Apple is planning a big event on September 10, 2013, and there has been a lot of speculation on what could be on the menu.  While the exact lineup of products is subject of debate, almost everyone agrees that newer models …
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Apple ups focus on China with separate iPhone media event in Beijing on September 11  —  We reported yesterday that Apple has sent out invites for an event on September 10 at its Cupertino headquarters, widely believed to be for the launch of its next iPhone handsets.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Raced to $7.2 Billion Deal With Soul-Searching Nokia  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s agreement to buy Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon.  —  Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft  —  (Reuters) - Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers.
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google:
Google apparently slips unannounced Nexus phone in its KitKat video  —  Earlier today, Google announced its upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat software update.  In tandem with the announcement, Google posted a video that showcases the unveiling of the KitKat statue at the company's headquarters.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
Xbox One to launch in major markets on 22 November  —  Microsoft positions the arrival of its next-gen console between the US and European launch dates for Sony's PS4  —  This is it: the battle for the next generation console market is on.  Microsoft has finally revealed the launch date …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Xbox One now in full production with improved CPU performance  —  So far, so good for the Xbox One.  —  Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi just spoke at the Citi Global Technology Conference and said Microsoft is now in full production for the Xbox One and producing in mass with plans still on for a November 2013 launch.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google confirms it's working on an update to fix Google Authenticator for iOS data losses  —  Google Authenticator, an app that generates two-factor authentication codes for services that offer the additional security layer, is coming under fire from users who claim that the latest update …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Google Glass App Store Coming In 2014  —  Google Glass users and developers will have to wait until next year for Google to launch a dedicated app store for the device.  —  A Google spokesperson confirmed that plan for us today, after it was reported over the weekend in a lengthy first-person Glass user essay in the New York Times.
Joe Miller / BBC:
Jonathon Fletcher: forgotten father of the search engine  —  Until researchers tracked him down a few years ago, Jonathon Fletcher was not aware he had built the first modern search engine  —  As Google celebrates its 15th birthday, the web giant has become a byword for information retrieval.
More: Beyond SearchTweets: @amonck and @whatthebit
Max Chafkin / Co.Design:
An Oral History Of Apple Design: 1992  —  “This is our signature,” Apple's gauzy television ads proclaim, referring to the familiar words that the company stamps on the undersides of its products: designed by apple in California.  The ads fall in the grand Apple tradition—beginning with the …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @cleartrip
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Mobile Security Firm Lookout Partners With Samsung, Plans to Attack Corporate Market Later This Year  —  After spending its first two years trying to keep consumer phones secure, Lookout is taking aim at the corporate market.  —  The San Francisco startup, which focuses on securing mobile devices …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Jitterbug Touch 2: Simple Touch at a Sluggish Speed  —  For some folks, jumping from a simple flip phone to a smartphone can be overwhelming.  Not only do they have to figure out the icons, apps and settings, and learn to type on glass, but their service-plan costs often shoot up.
Tweets: @waltmossberg
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft to Build $250 Million Data Center in Finland  —  A Microsoft data center module packed with servers is installed in the company's facility in Quincy, Washington.  Microsoft is building a $250 million data center in Finland.  (Photo: Microsoft)  —  Accelerating its global data …

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