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September 13, 2013, 5:20 AM

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DealBook:
A Short Post, a Big Splash: #TwitterIPO  —  Twitter, which began as a side project in a small but failing start-up seven years ago and grew into one of the world's largest platforms for public conversation, is about to take its biggest step yet into maturity: selling stock to the public.
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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.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iPhone 5C pre-orders available from Apple, carriers, and retailers  —  Pre-order your iPhone 5Cs now!  Or don't.  No one's forcing you either way.  —  As it promised during Tuesday's announcement, Apple has officially begun accepting pre-orders for the sort-of-new iPhone 5C in its online store as of 12:01am PT today.
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.
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 …
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.
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Some Thoughts about the iPhone 5S Camera Improvements  —  One of the big improvements that comes with the iPhone 5S is a new camera system, with a faster aperture for more light throughput, bigger 8 MP sensor with correspondingly bigger pixels, dual LED color temperature matching flash, and improved ISP.
More: ZDNetTweets: @nerdtalker
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 …
More: DigitsTweets: @wsj
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 …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Why is Samsung throwing money at startups?  —  As Microsoft and Google start building phones, Samsung tries to buy some software skills  —  In a swank office building, waiters handed out fried pickles and caviar-covered sushi.  Shiny new LCD screens covered several walls.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Creative Lab 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.
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 …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Coursera hits $1M in revenue through verified certificates  —  Back in January, online education startup Coursera launched a new service that it said could be its biggest source of revenue: selling “verified certificates” that authenticate students' identity and offer a more valuable credential.

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