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September 4, 2013, 8:20 AM

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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Raced to $7.2 Billion Deal With Soul-Searching Nokia  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s agreement to buy Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon.  —  Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft  —  (Reuters) - Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move  —  Nestle plans to sell more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot  —  Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.  —  The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google:
Google apparently slips unannounced Nexus phone in its KitKat video  —  Earlier today, Google announced its upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat software update.  In tandem with the announcement, Google posted a video that showcases the unveiling of the KitKat statue at the company's headquarters.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New version of Apple TV likely on its way for a September 10 launch  —  Apple is planning a big event on September 10, 2013, and there has been a lot of speculation on what could be on the menu.  While the exact lineup of products is subject of debate, almost everyone agrees that newer models …
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Apple ups focus on China with separate iPhone media event in Beijing on September 11  —  We reported yesterday that Apple has sent out invites for an event on September 10 at its Cupertino headquarters, widely believed to be for the launch of its next iPhone handsets.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces special event for September 10  —  Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for a special event to be held on September 10, 2013 at the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters.  According to the invitation I received today, the event will start at 10:00 am PT.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Kim Dotcom Resigns as Mega Director to Focus on Music Venture  —  On January 20, a year after Megaupload was raided in 2012, Kim Dotcom launched his new file-storage service Mega.  —  In a matter of days the site's membership went from zero to more than a million and in the weeks that followed …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Google Glass App Store Coming In 2014  —  Google Glass users and developers will have to wait until next year for Google to launch a dedicated app store for the device.  —  A Google spokesperson confirmed that plan for us today, after it was reported over the weekend in a lengthy first-person Glass user essay in the New York Times.
Max Chafkin / Co.Design:
An Oral History Of Apple Design: 1992  —  “This is our signature,” Apple's gauzy television ads proclaim, referring to the familiar words that the company stamps on the undersides of its products: designed by apple in California.  The ads fall in the grand Apple tradition—beginning with the …
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David Benoit / WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
Verizon Wireless Deal Comes With Biggest Breakup Fee Too  —  The Verizon Wireless mega-deal is full of records: Add biggest break-up fee to the list.  —  If the deal was to collapse because Verizon Communications is unable to complete its historic debt fundraising, possibly as much as $50 billion …
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft to Build $250 Million Data Center in Finland  —  A Microsoft data center module packed with servers is installed in the company's facility in Quincy, Washington.  Microsoft is building a $250 million data center in Finland.  (Photo: Microsoft)  —  Accelerating its global data …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Xbox One now in full production with improved CPU performance  —  So far, so good for the Xbox One.  —  Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi just spoke at the Citi Global Technology Conference and said Microsoft is now in full production for the Xbox One and producing in mass with plans still on for a November 2013 launch.

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