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4:15 PM ET, September 13, 2011

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reimagines Windows, Presents Windows 8 Developer Preview  —  BUILD conference attendees and developers get first access to new operating system.  —  Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft Corp. showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named “Windows 8.”
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to developers: Metro is your future  —  Summary: Silverlight and .Net are not dead (yet).  But Metro is really the future for Windows 8, Microsoft is telling developers on the opening day of Build.  —  Here's the good news for Microsoft developers attending Build: Silverlight and .Net are not dead.
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Windows 8 for tablets hands-on preview (video)  —  Just last week, we got our paws on Samsung's Series 7 Slate, and it's already making its second debut.  This time around, however, it's sporting a much more mouthwatering setup.  No, it's not dawning Lady Gaga's edible leftovers …
Tim Anderson / Guardian:
Windows 8 Metro shows off Microsoft tablet but keeps apps at a distance  —  BUILD conference in Anaheim shows developers next version and ‘Windows Store’ for programs - but Microsoft will choose whether apps for tablets are approved  —  Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft's operating system …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:   Windows 8: Microsoft's browser-based OS
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Windows 8 getting ‘tap to share’ capability with NFC support
Discussion: NFC World
Ed Bott / @edbott:
“Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received. ”
Discussion: SiliconFilter
Blake Ross / Facebook Blog:
Improved Friend Lists  —  This week, it will be easier than ever to see more from the people you care about and simpler to share with exactly the right people using Friend Lists.  —  Want to see posts from your closest friends?  Or perhaps you'd like to share a personal story with your family …
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:   Facebook Officially Launches Smart Lists, and Special Friend Lists That Influence the News Feed
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
iOS 5 beta 8 coming this Friday, GM on the 23rd, iPhone 5 launch early October as rumored?  —  We have received some information from a trusted source surrounding upcoming release of iOS 5 that could help pinpoint a more specific launch time frame for the iPhone 5.
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
All future Android versions to be optimized for Intel as well as ARM; Medfield-based tablet and phone teased  —  At Intel's Developer Forum, Google's Andy Rubin just appeared on stage to confirm that Google and Intel will be continuing their partnership.  Expanding it, even …
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Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Ashton Kutcher likens venture capital search to ‘witch hunt’  —  Summary: Ashton Kutcher discusses his venture capital investment strategy, comparing it to a “witch hunt” in search for the next magical big thing.  —  Although actor and angel investor Ashton Kutcher recently faced questions …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Travel Search Takes Flight With First ITA Travel Product  —  Google has made what amounts to a promising downpayment on more ambitious travel search tools with its new Flight Search, debuting today.  Launching initially for a select group of US cities Google users will have access …
AppleInsider:
Apple readying second generation of AirPort Express 802.11n  —  Apple will soon begin shipping a new version of its AirPort Express portable 802.11n base station, capping a recent series of refreshes to the company's line of WiFi routers ahead of this fall's iCloud launch.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Whoa - Apple Wins a 3D Display & Imaging System Patent Stunner  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 13 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today and one was a real stunner.  Today's report focuses on this advanced 3D display and imaging system that packs one hell of a wallop.
Discussion: Gizmodo, 9to5Mac and Cult of Mac
Agence France Presse:
Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France  —  PARIS — South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet computers.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung appeals Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction in Germany
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey shows ‘unprecedented’ demand for Apple's iPhone 5  —  Demand for the iPad is also rising, according to data from a ChangeWave survey  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: RBC  —  RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky has raised his fourth quarter iPhone and iPad estimates based on the results of a survey of 2,200 potential buyers.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
500 days with the iPad  —  It has now been 500 days since my iPad 3G arrived at the end of April, 2010.  So, as I did after 100 days — when it was my “favorite” computer — and after 300 days — when I barely used it anymore — I'm going to write a bit about how it fits into my life today and what that means.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With Bitcasa, The Entire Cloud Is Your Hard Drive For Only $10 Per Month  —  The cloud is now your hard drive.  And not just a few dozen Gigabytes, Terabytes or even Petabytes, but all of it - infinite storage - for only $10 per month.  This is the incredible promise of the new TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Bitcasa.
Jeffb / Nielsen Wire:
Top 20 Android Apps in the US: Women Like Facebook, Men Love Maps and Mail  —  According to the first mobile media rankings based on audience measurement data from metered Android smartphone usage, aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail were the most used among U.S. Android users 18 years and older.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Opens The Kimono On Web Analytics; 3 Million Sites Now Using Tweet Button  —  It's well known that one of the missing parts of Twitter's offerings for publishers is an in-depth analytics platform.  Last year, the network started offering a Tweet button which publishers could embed on sites …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Turntable.fm grabs $7 million, releases iPhone app  —  Turntable.fm, an online music service that creates rooms for people to DJ in and hang out, has been the hit of the summer.  And it's been the subject of a lot of funding rumors as well as questions about when the service will go mobile.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Your Startup Doesn't Need a COO  —  It's very common for startup companies to have COO's.  So I know I'm getting myself into a bit of trouble by writing this.  But ...  Startups don't need - shouldn't have - COOs.  I have this conversation with every startup that comes to see me and has a CEO & a COO.
 
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