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"I'm no piracy king." -- Kim Dotcom, Megaupload's arrested founder. (3 News)
* Zynga (ZNGA) is launching Zynga.com (codenamed "Project Z"), an independent game-focuseed social network that will allow users to play games like CityVille, CastleVille, and Hidden Chronicles outside of Facebook. Also included: player profiles and live chat. See more here. (Zynga and CNNMoney)
* The New York Post reports that Apple (AAPL) is having trouble lining up content for a TV streaming service it wants to launch by Christmas. Said one media executive: "They want everything for nothing." (The New York Post)
* More iPad 3 rumors. This time around there's talk of a cheaper, 8 gigabyte iPad 2 model, too. (All Things D)
* Local business reviews hub Yelp priced its initial public offering at $15 a share, raising nearly $107 million at an $898 million valuation. (The New York Times)
* Square, the mobile payments platform from Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, is coming to select New York City cabs. (TechCrunch)
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* The initial crop of iPhone 4S reviews are out, and while the smartphone's chassis might look virtually identical to its predecessor, the upgraded components -- a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, among them -- and brand spanking new software (hello, Siri) are enough to make the phone another successful Apple (AAPL) MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 12, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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