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Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search and Facebook’s Future (AllFacebook)
At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event in San Francisco Tuesday, Facebook CEO and co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg — dressed in a grey shirt, jeans and tennis shoes — kept a happy tone as he discussed his company’s focus on mobile, the brain drain, its initial public offering, search and his vision for the future. This was Zuckerberg’s first public address since Facebook’s IPO in May. AP He emphasized that Facebook cared about making money as well as pursuing his mission to make the world a “more open and connected place.” Zuckerberg also repeated his belief that the company would figure out numerous ways to profit from the growing number of its 955 million worldwide users who visit the social network through mobile applications instead of Web browsers on desktop computers. ZDNET Zuckerberg identified what he called Facebook’s biggest strategic mistake in the last few years: “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5 rather than native.” A large portion of the audience seemed to be in accord with Zuckerberg on this one (or at least fans of native apps) as his ensuing explanation garnered a bit of applause. San Francisco Chronicle One rumor that has echoed for two years is that Facebook is building its own smartphone, but Zuckerberg said that as juicy as those reports may sound, they are off base. “It’s so clearly the wrong strategy for us,” he said. The New York Times/Bits Blog Zuckerberg’s remarks seemed to have a positive effect; immediately after he spoke, Facebook shares rose about 3 percent in after-hours trading. Still, Facebook shares are now worth roughly half of the public offering price, and Zuckerberg is under intense pressure to restore its credibility among investors, a problem he acknowledged.

Expectations Build for Apple’s New iPhone (The Wall Street Journal)
When Apple introduces its latest device today, everyone will be watching to see if it can maintain the place it has long held as top-selling smartphone in the United States. Speculation about whether the iPhone — introduced in 2007 — can measure up to new devices is brewing. Reuters While no one company has yet been able to match Apple’s seamless integration of hardware and software, Google’s Android has become the most-used mobile operating system in the world, and Samsung has the lead in device sales. Today’s iPhone 5 launch also comes days after Nokia unwrapped its first phone to run the latest Microsoft Windows software, intended to spearhead a new family of devices. The Washington Post Lost amid the speculation about screen size and battery life is something more important to most consumers: What can you watch on it? The licensing deals that allow movies, books and music to stream into the latest mobile devices, while long at the heart of their appeal, are becoming even more critical as several of the biggest technology companies fight for an edge in the lucrative market for smartphones and tablets.

How Twitter Users are Memorializing 9/11 (Mashable)
To commemorate those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that occurred 11 years ago on Tuesday, many Twitter users spent the morning sharing details about where they were when they first heard the fateful news. Where were you when you first heard the news? SocialTimes We’ve compiled a short list of some of the ways the world is remembering 9/11 on the social Web. Check out some of the videos, images and links, and feel free to share your stories with us in the comments.