October 6, 2013, 7:05 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Twitter TV Rating arrives Monday, shows gap between Twitter and mass-market popularity  —  Tweets Provide New Way to Gauge TV Audiences  —  Data Show Differences Between Social-Media Service's Users, Mass-Market Viewers  —  CBS Corp.'s “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS” …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem  —  At its heart, Twitter is a firehose.  Everything you tweet shows up to every one of your followers.  It's what makes Twitter feel like the real-time pulse of the world.  But it could also be preventing Twitter from growing.
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Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Purported Service Manual Gives A Look At The Next Nexus Phone, Reveals 32GB Storage, 8MP OIS Camera, Photos, And More  —  Courtesy of an anonymous tipster, we've got a nice weekend treat for those caught up in Nexus season rumor hysteria.  A document, purported to be an internal Service Manual …
David Segal / New York Times:
Mugshot sites that charge for removal strike some as extortion; Google penalized several on Thursday  —  Mugged by a Mug Shot Online  —  IN March last year, a college freshman named Maxwell Birnbaum was riding in a van filled with friends from Austin, Tex., to a spring-break rental house in Gulf Shores …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society  —  You know the scene in a movie when a character trails off into the past and is reminded of the moment it all began?  I had one of those last week.  —  It was 2011, and I was engrossed in an e-book on my Kindle …
Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Facebook's open source data center designs spur companies to build cheaper server hardware  —  Facebook's New Data Center in Sweden Puts the Heat on Hardware Makers  —  Every year, computing giants including Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL), and Cisco Systems (CSCO) sell north of $100 billion in hardware.
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Andreas Udo de Haes / PC World:
Microsoft is quietly recycling Outlook email accounts  —  Like Yahoo, Microsoft is recycling email accounts, and apparently doing so without mentioning it in service agreements for Hotmail, Live, and  —  Yahoo recently started recycling unused accounts and was harshly criticized for this policy.

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