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August 13, 2013, 11:30 PM

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
NSA “touches” more of Internet than Google  —  Equinix's co-location facility in San Jose, California, one of the network exchange sites likely tapped by the NSA's “one-side foreign” surveillance.  —  Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired.com  —  In a memo issued last Friday, the National Security Agency …
Steve Cheney:
On The Future of iOS and Android  —  We've entered the age of iOS and Android penetrating beyond mobile, and there's a lot happening with respect to how the entire ecosystem is developing.  Mobile advancements / investments are now driving the progression of all converged hardware / software.
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Apple acquires second screen TV startup Matcha.tv (scoop)  —  Updated at 6:01 p.m. (PST) with a response from Matcha.tv CEO Guy Piekarz.  Update #2 at 7:35 p.m. with clarification on the acquisition price.  —  Apple's latest acquisition is the recently shut down second-screen TV/video app Matcha.tv …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Testing VIP App With Some Celebs  —  The VIP app, which sources say Facebook is currently testing with a small group of famous people, essentially lets celebs (or their handlers) easily monitor Facebook fan chatter about themselves from a mobile device.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Carl Icahn Makes a Large Investment in Apple  —  Shares of Apple are rising by more than four percent on word that Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor trying to take over Dell, has made a large investment in the company behind the iPhone and the Mac.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's YouTube Windows Phone app returns following Google complaints  —  Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone is returning to the Store today.  After Google forced Microsoft to remove the app, the pair have been working together to create the updated application.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Starts Sharing Mobile User Counts For Each Country: 78% Of US Users Are Mobile  —  A new level of transparency from Facebook will help the world see whether its mobile growth is entirely propped up by international users that don't earn the company as much money.
More: Inside Facebook, The Verge and AllFacebookTweets: @corybeThanks:@joshconstine
Bloomberg:
BlackBerry Said to Have Sought Buyers Since 2012 Without Success  —  BlackBerry Ltd.'s announcement yesterday that it's considering takeover bids followed almost a year of advisers unsuccessfully canvassing potential buyers in search of a deal, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
To Square Up To Foursquare, Yelp Now Lets Users Post Reviews Directly From Its Mobile App  —  It's been a long time coming, but user-generated local reviews site Yelp is finally getting with the program: today it is rolling out the ability for users to write reviews directly in its mobile app …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Some 2013 Nexus 7 users report buggy multitouch, Google is investigating  —  A muddled sense of direction isn't the only problem affecting the new generation of Nexus 7 slates, it seems, as some users are also reporting issues with multitouch on the 1,920 x 1,200 display.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Strong sales of Apple's iPhone boost Foxconn profits by 41%  —  Net profits at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn were up by 41 percent in the company's second quarter, boosted by stronger than expected sales of the existing iPhone lineup.  —  Net profit for the quarter was 16.98 billion …

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