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September 8, 2012, 11:20 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amazon's Kindle Fire won't be a threat to the iPad until it remembers the rest of the world  —  Amazon is doing a fantastic job of positioning itself as a serious contender in the tablet category after just a year in the biz.  It has one of the most charismatic and focused CEOs in Jeff Bezos …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will Launch A Browser-Based Version  —  If you're wondering why the Spotify desktop software has hardly been updated in a year, it's because the company is preparing to launch a completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service, multiple sources confirm.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Exclusive photos: We put Nokia's controversial Lumia 920 PureView camera to the test  —  After faking a video and images to promote the PureView camera, Nokia goes into full-on damage control mode.  —  This week, Nokia grandly unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 flagship, the Lumia 920.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Valve, a Video Game Maker With Few Rules  —  THIS is no Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.  —  Every way I look, the scene shifts, the battle unfolds.  I have a crazy contraption strapped to my head: a boxy set of goggles that looks like a 22nd-century version of a View-Master.  It immerses me in a virtual world.
Lisa Jucca / Reuters:
EU says Microsoft pledged to meet antitrust requests on browsers  —  (Reuters) - Software giant Microsoft is ready to introduce measures that would address the European Union's antitrust concerns about users' ability to chose between different browsers, European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said on Saturday.
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
PayPal's New President Faces the Music: “If We Suck ... We Now Face It”  —  PayPal President David Marcus responded to mounting criticism from customers by promising that things are changing at the online payments company.  —  “There's a massive culture change happening at PayPal right now,” Marcus said.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
HTC Patents Challenged by Apple Probably Valid, Judge Say  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) may face a difficult task invalidating two HTC Corp. (2498) patents for data transmission in wireless devices, a U.S. trade judge said at a trial that could lead to import bans on the newest iPad and next version of the iPhone.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Sleuths Trace New Zero-Day Attacks to Hackers Who Hit Google  —  It's been more than two years since Google broke corporate protocol by revealing that it had been the victim of a persistent and sophisticated hack, traced to intruders in China that the company all but said were working for the government.

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