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September 13, 2013, 12:45 AM

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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Twitter files for “confidential” IPO, suggesting its annual revenue is less than $1 billion  —  Twitter will become a public company, files for IPO  —  The company is using a “secret” IPO process, meaning it has less than $1 billion in annual revenue
Russ Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Twitter IPO: Union Square Ventures, Jeff Bezos Firm Among Those That Stand to Gain  —  Twitter today announced-in a tweet, of course-that it has submitted a confidential IPO filing, setting in motion plans for the most-anticipated tech offering since Facebook Inc.
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Like iPhone 5S, next Galaxy smartphone will be 64-bit, Samsung's mobile chief tells partners  —  Samsung to expand China business  —  A Samsung Electronics executive said Wednesday the firm will expand its smartphone business in China to better compete with Apple in the world's largest smartphone market.
Steve Kafka / Outlook Blog:
Outlook.com now has IMAP  —  As we shared on Reddit, we're happy to announce the immediate availability of IMAP (and OAuth) for Outlook.com.  Outlook.com already supports the industry's best email connectivity with Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which is available on the majority of smartphones and tablets …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile promo on new iPhones: iPhone 5s for $99 down, 5c for $0 down  —  T-Mobile boasts record August as it preps for iPhone 5S, 5C  —  The company sets a promotional price on both the iPhone 5S — $99 down — and the iPhone 5C, which doesn't require any money down.  —  T-Mobile had a good summer.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone's M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit  —  Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7.  The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches iPad trade-in promotion  —  Summary: Microsoft is launching a limited-time iPad trade-in offer in its brick-and-mortar Microsoft Stores.  —  Microsoft is kicking up a notch its competition with Apple's iPad with a new, limited time trade-in offer.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft testing virtual personal assistant “Cortana”, likely to ship with Windows Phone 8.1  —  ‘Cortana’: More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant  —  Summary: Microsoft is working on its ‘Cortana’ rival to Apple's Siri and Google Now, which will be integrated into all flavors of Windows in the future.
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5  —  While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal disclosure is in fact battery size.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Hugo Barra Talks About His Future at Xiaomi and Why He Really Left Google  —  Lauren Goode/ATD Hugo Barra shows me Xiaomi.  —  “First, let's begin with the name,” said Hugo Barra to me, in his first extended interview since he was named new head of global for Xiaomi a little over two weeks ago.
Mark Maremont / Wall Street Journal:
Google Founders' Jet Fleet Loses a Pentagon Fuel Perk  —  Questions Raised about Founders Use for Non-Government Flights  —  Google Inc. founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have to dig deeper to operate their fleet of private jets, after the U.S. Department of Defense ended …
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Edward Moyer / CNET:
NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports  —  If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency — or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence.  —  Here's one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Preview: Fall 2013 Windows Tablets from Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Nokia, Microsoft, & Toshiba  —  Fall 2013 Windows Tablet Preview  —  Microsoft and its hardware partners will unleash a new generation of Windows tablets for the 2013 holiday season, in a variety of price points, sizes, and form factors.
Brian Fung / The Switch:
CloudFlare CEO: ‘Insane’ NSA gag order is costing U.S. tech firms customers  —  We've now moved beyond mere talk about how the National Security Agency's surveillance programs may hurt U.S. cloud providers, says Matthew Prince, the chief executive of CloudFlare.  The companies are already feeling the pain.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Jawbone raises more than $100 million  —  Electronics maker Jawbone raises new capital to handle excess demand.  —  FORTUNE — Electronics startup Jawbone seems to have everything going for it.  More than $200 million in venture capital funding.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Creative Labs Launches Coder To Turn Raspberry Pi Into A Basic Web Development Platform  —  Coder, a new project that's coming out of Google's Creative Lab, is an open source tool that allows you to easily turn a Raspberry Pi into a basic web server with a web-based development environment.

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