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August 26, 2013, 3:55 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Sirius: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet that looks like a Lumia  —  Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon.  Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company  —  According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the company in its announcement that he would be retiring within the next year in a planned smooth transition.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning to launch iPhone trade-in program as soon as next month  —  Apple is beginning final preparations to launch an iPhone trade-in program in its retail stores as soon as next month, according to sources with knowledge of the initiative.  This trade-in program will allow customers …
NBC News:
How Snowden did it  —  When Edward Snowden stole the crown jewels of the National Security Agency, he didn't need to use any sophisticated devices or software or go around any computer firewall.  —  All he needed, said multiple intelligence community sources, was a few thumb drives …
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Denial-of-Service Attack Shut Down Chinese Internet on Sunday Morning … Part of the Chinese Internet went down early Sunday morning in what the government is calling the largest denial-of-service attack it has ever faced.  —  The attack began at 2 a.m. Sunday morning and was followed …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple Wants To Use The iPhone To Take A Bigger Bite Out Of Russia  —  With all eyes focused on what new iPhone handsets Apple may be launching very soon — if reports are to be believed, two new models, and a new color, on September 10 — some of Apple's top executives this week are making …
Bloomberg:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google blocks Chromecast app that let you stream your own videos  —  Google hasn't provided a clear answer on whether Chromecast will eventually let users stream their own local videos and music to the TV screen.  But if early updates for the $35 dongle are any indication …
Caleb Garling / San Francisco Chronicle:
Mitchell Kapor seeks to meld business, social good  —  In 1989 the FBI paid a visit to Mitchell Kapor.  The software executive had started a new venture after departing from his first, the pioneering consumer software company Lotus Development Corp., but the visit wasn't about either firm.
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Feedly Pro launches to everyone, offering search and Evernote integration for $5/month  —  RSS reader Feedly, which has emerged as the leading alternative to Google Reader, is making its paid version, Feedly Pro, available to everyone on Monday.  The general launch comes a few weeks …

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