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August 17, 2012, 1:20 PM

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Michael Sippey / Twitter Developers blogs:
Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API  —  At the end of June, I wrote about how we're working to deliver a consistent Twitter experience, and how we would soon introduce stricter guidelines about how the Twitter API is used.  I'd like to give you more information about coming changes …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Lenovo's Says RT Tablets Up To $300 Cheaper Than Win 8  —  Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, said new devices based on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT software will cost $200 to $300 less than competing products using Windows 8 software.
pod2g / pod2g's iOS blog:
Never trust SMS: iOS text spoofing  —  I mentioned it on twitter a few days ago, I found a flaw in iOS that I consider to be severe, while it does not involve code execution.  I am pretty confident that other security researchers already know about this hole, and I fear some pirates as well.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's TV Vision: Sharing, Full On-Demand, Icons  —  TV Device Interface Would Simplify Programming; Company Faces Hurdles With Cable Operators  —  Apple Inc.'s vision for a new device that can be used as a set-top box includes features designed to simplify accessing and viewing programming …
Seth Fiegerman / Business Insider:
Zuckerberg Admits Facebook's Plummeting Stock Is ‘Painful’ To Watch During A Company-Wide Meeting  —  Facebook is finally acknowledging that its employees may be just a little bit concerned about the company's plummeting stock.  —  According to The Wall Street Journal …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
The Facebook distribution dilemma  —  Facebook is unlocked.  So who held, and who sold?  —  FORTUNE — Approximately 271 million shares of Facebook (FB) stock was “unlocked” yesterday, under a provision that had prevented certain investors from selling shares until 90 days after the company went public.
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Steve Jobs' stolen iPad unwittingly used by local clown after burglary  —  What would you do if you had Steve Jobs' iPad?  Kenny the Clown, who had the late Apple (AAPL) co-founder's tablet all to himself for a few days this month, didn't play any games, surf the net or check for any top-secret corporate documents.
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
RIM plans new contact management features on BB10 devices  —  (Reuters) - Research In Motion plans to provide BlackBerry users with an easy way to tap their contacts' public profiles — including blog posts, tweets, emails and other details — in its latest push to regain ground in the smartphone market.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Data Centers: Facebook Will Ice Backup Data in ‘Sub-Zero’ Building  —  Facebook will house its new breed of storage servers next to this Prineville, Ore. data center.  Photo: Pete Erickson/Wired  —  We now know what Facebook is up to in Sub Zero — the mini data center it's building right beside …
More: ZDNet, Betabeat and GigaOM
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
I Have 50 Dollars, ‘A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,’ Hilariously Satirizes App.net  —  Much has been written about Valley celeb Dalton Caldwell and his rather notorious new social network, App.net.  The Twitter-like site charges $50 to join, in an effort to weed out spammers …
stevejobsspirit:
Thoughts on Jack Dorsey, by Steve Jobs  —  I have no problem with your success.  You've earned your success; for the most part.  The problem is, you wholesale ripped off my identity.  Grand theft.  I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way.  You are not just trying to be the next me, you are trying to be me.
Tweets: @ia
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Videogame maker EA attracting PE interest  —  This game is just getting started.  —  Electronic Arts — the force behind such popular video games as “SimCity” and “Madden NFL” — is quietly exploring a sale, The Post has learned.  —  While the discussions are at an early stage …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, hires Nokia's ex-MeeGo boss Alberto Torres to run it  —  We've just been tipped to a memo circulated internally by HP's Todd Bradley — who runs the company's recently-merged Printing and Personal Systems Group …
Kathleen Chaykowski / Bloomberg:
New York Chases Silicon Valley With Roosevelt Island Site  —  New York City's ambitions to challenge Silicon Valley as a technology center are taking root on a narrow isle in the East River, where Cornell University is building a $2 billion campus and startup incubator.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Private justice: How Hollywood money put a Brit behind bars  —  Anton Vickerman, 38-year old owner of the once popular link site surfthechannel.com (STC), was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday by a British judge.  But the prosecutors sitting across the courtroom from him didn't work for the Crown …

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