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September 12, 2013, 10:05 PM

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GigaOM:
Twitter makes IPO plans official: files confidential S-1, but expected value is about $14B  —  Twitter has finally announced that it will go public via a tweet that went out after markets closed on Thursday.  —  Twitter has announced its long-awaited IPO in, what else, a tweet that came after market closed on Thursday:
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Twitter files for “confidential” IPO, suggesting its annual revenue is less than $1 billion  —  Twitter will become a public company, files for IPO  —  The company is using a “secret” IPO process, meaning it has less than $1 billion in annual revenue
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Like iPhone 5S, next Galaxy smartphone will be 64-bit, Samsung's mobile chief tells partners  —  Samsung to expand China business  —  A Samsung Electronics executive said Wednesday the firm will expand its smartphone business in China to better compete with Apple in the world's largest smartphone market.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft testing virtual personal assistant “Cortana”, likely to ship with Windows Phone 8.1  —  ‘Cortana’: More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant  —  Summary: Microsoft is working on its ‘Cortana’ rival to Apple's Siri and Google Now, which will be integrated into all flavors of Windows in the future.
Steve Kafka / Outlook Blog:
Outlook.com now has IMAP  —  As we shared on Reddit, we're happy to announce the immediate availability of IMAP (and OAuth) for Outlook.com.  Outlook.com already supports the industry's best email connectivity with Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which is available on the majority of smartphones and tablets …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5  —  While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal disclosure is in fact battery size.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone's M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit  —  Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7.  The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Preview: Fall 2013 Windows Tablets from Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Nokia, Microsoft, & Toshiba  —  Fall 2013 Windows Tablet Preview  —  Microsoft and its hardware partners will unleash a new generation of Windows tablets for the 2013 holiday season, in a variety of price points, sizes, and form factors.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Jawbone raises more than $100 million  —  Electronics maker Jawbone raises new capital to handle excess demand.  —  FORTUNE — Electronics startup Jawbone seems to have everything going for it.  More than $200 million in venture capital funding.
Brian Fung / The Switch:
CloudFlare CEO: ‘Insane’ NSA gag order is costing U.S. tech firms customers  —  We've now moved beyond mere talk about how the National Security Agency's surveillance programs may hurt U.S. cloud providers, says Matthew Prince, the chief executive of CloudFlare.  The companies are already feeling the pain.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Security of Java takes a dangerous turn for the worse, experts say  —  The security of Oracle's Java software framework, installed on some three billion devices worldwide, is taking a turn for the worse, thanks to an uptick in attacks targeting vulnerabilities that will never be patched …
More: InfoWorldTweets: @dellcam
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Big-Money Bet on YouTube, as Maker Raises $26 Million More  —  Can you build a really big business on the world's biggest video site?  —  That's a subject of much debate this year, as many of YouTube's biggest partners have complained that they're getting lots of views on the site, but not enough money.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
J.P. Morgan's plan to help startups stay private longer  —  J.P. Morgan develops debt product for high-flying startups that aren't yet ready for IPOs.  —  FORTUNE — “Come to Silicon Valley.”  —  That was the message that J.P. Morgan Chase's (JPM) head of Internet and digital media banking …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Twitter for Android getting major redesign, beta available now  —  Twitter's first-party Android app has been steadily getting better over the years, but it has generally maintained the same look and feel, with four navigation tabs located at the bottom of the app.
More: blog.twitter.com and VentureBeatTweets: @viticci

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