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September 13, 2013, 9:05 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.
More: Forbes and WebProNewsTweets: @nytimes and @binarybits
AllThingsD:
Twitter's internal 2013 growth target was 400m users, sources say it now has 240m  —  Twitter User Growth Slower Than Internal Goals  —  Is Twitter growing fast enough?  —  This seems like an odd question to ask, since the company has just told the world it's getting ready to go public.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal:
Huawei to Keep Making Smartphones Running Windows Phone  —  Comments Come as Microsoft Set to Produce Own Hardware After Buying Nokia Handset Business  —  STOCKHOLM—A Huawei Technologies Co. executive said Thursday the Chinese company will continue to make smartphones running …
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 …
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
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
Twitter Releases Spotify App  —  Remember when Twitter bought We Are Hunted, whose creators then built Twitter's #music app, which was initially super popular in part due to its cool design and the fact that everybody uses Twitter, but then it ran into a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem?
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 …

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