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September 25, 2013, 10:15 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Shopping Express Launches In San Francisco Peninsula, Debuts New Apps  —  After previously dogfooding and then beta testing its same-day Amazon Prime and eBay Now competitor Google Shopping Express, Google says that today the service is launching to all those in its initial target markets …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
LexisNexis and other large data brokers hacked by underground identity theft service SSNDOB  —  Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service  —  An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans …
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Evernote and 3M to announce partnership to help you digitize Post-it notes  —  The Post-it Note Goes Digital on Evernote  —  Rather than fight the digital revolution, the time-tested Post-it note is joining it.  —  3M Co., which makes about 50 billion of the sticky paper notepads each year …
More: The VergeTweets: @geoffreyfowler
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nokia will announce six new devices at its October 22nd event  —  There'll be a range of new form factors as well  —  Nokia's Innovation Reinvented event in Abu Dhabi next month will host the launch of at least six new devices from the Finnish company, including at least two new Lumias.
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil  —  Apple can now share the name in Brazil with IGB Electronica, which wanted to retain exclusive rights.  —  The iPhone can now legally be known as the iPhone in Brazil following a court ruling.  —  On Tuesday, Judge Eduardo de Brito Fernandes ruled …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To Enable Apple TV ‘Touch To Set Up’ Via iOS 7 Devices  —  Apple is leveraging the Bluetooth LE technology that it has been building into every iPhone since the iPhone 4S to enable automatic setup of an Apple TV 3G.  Just touch a device running iOS 7 to a newer Apple set-top box …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Valve announces Steam Machines, the Steam Box hardware beta  —  Valve is building a game console, but not just one.  The company wants to create an entirely new class of computers that brings the power of Linux and the distribution might of Steam to the living room.  That's why on Monday, it announced SteamOS.
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Sudan loses Internet access — and it looks like the government is behind it  —  Internet intelligence corporation Renesys confirmed reports Wednesday that Sudan has been cut off from the Internet.  Al Arabiya reported earlier Wednesday morning that Internet access was cut and schools …
Eliza Brooke / TechCrunch:
Automattic Acquires File-Sharing Service Cloudup To Build A Faster Media Library And Enable Co-Editing  —  Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, has acquired file-sharing service Cloudup, which launched in beta in June.  The acquisition will help Automattic improve two features …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface Mini: Not until spring 2014?  —  Summary: Microsoft may not get its first Surface Mini tablet out the door until Spring 2014 — which is looking like the same time when its Windows variants may get a refresh, sources say.  —  There's been a lot of speculation …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4  —  Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4.  There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung …
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Adds J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as Bankers on IPO  —  Twitter Inc. has tapped two more banks, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley, to help lead its coming initial public offering, said people familiar with the matter.  —  The banks will join Goldman Sachs Group Inc. …
More: MoneyBeat
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft left alone with Windows RT as Dell drops XPS 10 tablet  —  Microsoft appears to be the only company still selling a Windows RT-based tablet.  Dell's XPS 10 is now listed as unavailable, following a price drop for the past few months.  While the company won't comment …
More: WinBeta, ZDNet and ComputerworldTweets: @mattgemmell
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Snags the NFL for Another Ad Win  —  Here's another high-profile ad win for Twitter as it gears up for its IPO: A big partnership with the NFL, which will bring video highlights and other content from America's most popular sport to the social network.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors  —  Urban Compass, the young New York startup that emerged from stealth mode in May with a home rentals platform and accompanying hyperlocal social network …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
YouTube's new Audio Gallery gives you 150 royalty-free tracks to use anywhere...not just YouTube  —  YouTube now has an Audio Gallery featuring 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks, which can be used for anything...not just YouTube videos.  —  The proposed gallery first came to light back in August …

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