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September 28, 2013, 11:10 AM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Exclusive video: Steve Ballmer's intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft  —  Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has always been a speaker and performer like no other — his absolute enthusiasm for his company is electric in person, turning ordinary corporate events into raw displays of emotion …
Farhad Manjoo / Co.Design:
How Google Taught Itself Good Design  —  “I had just assumed that Google was hostile to designers,” says Matias Duarte one afternoon this summer.  We're in a drab Google conference room at the Plex, and Duarte sports a red-and-yellow floral-print shirt, skinny khaki pants, and a pair of white sunglasses.
More: Android CommunityTweets: @stevesi and @benchestnut
Phone Arena:
ABI Research: Android taking over the tablet market from iOS  —  According to ABI Research, there has been a change in the global tablet market.  The Apple iPad, which has been credited with creating the tablet category with the launch of the OG version in 2010, has “passed the baton to the Android ecosystem …
Ryan Faas / CITEworld:
Apple's new licensing for apps gives it a huge enterprise advantage  —  One of the biggest iOS 7 advances for enterprise environments is Apple's new volume licensing model.  The new model is a massive step forward and arguably is the most significant enterprise advance that Apple has made in iOS 7.
More: iMoreTweets: @monkbent and @oregeThanks:@ryanfaas
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Palantir just raised a massive $196M, filing shows  —  Palantir investor Peter Thiel speaking to a roomful of interns at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  —  Shadowy data-mining startup Palantir closed over $196 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Feds Targeted Snowden's Email Provider the Day After NSA Whistleblower Went Public  —  When on June 9 Edward Snowden stood up in Hong Kong and revealed himself to the world as an NSA whistleblower, the Justice Department wasted little time in targeting his email provider.
More: The Verge and SlashGearTweets: @kpoulsen
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Evernote teams up with Saleforce.com on collaboration app  —  Evernote wants to entrench its note-taking and sharing application more in businesses and hopes that a new Salesforce.com version will help it do so.  Evernote for Salesforce, which debuts Friday at the Evernote Conference …
Andrew Goldfarb / IGN:
Valve Announces Steam Controller  —  “A different kind of gamepad.”  —  Valve has announced Steam Controller, “a different kind of gamepad.”  —  The controller features two circular trackpads.  As explained by Valve, “Driven by the player's thumbs, each one has a high-resolution trackpad as its base.
 

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