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Daily Roundup: ZTE Open review, Twitter's $1 billion IPO, Samsung spies on Apple / Nokia documents and more!

David Fishman
October 3, 2013
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

ZTE Open review

The ZTE Open is the first Firefox OS smartphone, so it's naturally a bellwether for Mozilla's platform. Minimalistic, affordable and simple, the Open sounds like it's a dream for both developers and first-time smartphone users. But is that how it works in practice? We like the Open's long battery life and simple UI, but sluggish performance, few native apps and a poor camera hurt its usefulness. Click the link above for our full review.

Twitter announces $1 billion IPO and 215 million monthly active users

Just under a month after announcing its plans for an IPO offering, Twitter has made the details of its filing public. The company is looking to raise $1 billion on 472,613,753 shares of common stock, trading under the symbol TWTR. In its announcement, Twitter also revealed that it now has 215 million monthly active users -- pulling in 107% more revenue from a year earlier. For more details, click the link above or head straight to the SEC's website.

Google will launch a native Google Music iOS app later this month

Haven't really been interested in trying out Google's Play Music All Access streaming service for the lack of an official iOS app? Stay tuned, because you may have reason to change your mind. Sources have told Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app, but that it'll launch later this month. Google had perviously closed the door on an iOS app since Flash was needed to enforce DRM restrictions, but it appears that the company has gotten over its problems. Click through for more information on the upcoming app.

Samsung may have spied on sealed Apple-Nokia documents to aid patent deals

Samsung's been in the news a lot lately, most recently coming under fire for allegedly falsifying benchmark results for some of its devices. Today, however, another accusation surfaced claiming that the Korean company had been caught spying on corporate competitors. Samsung's legal negotiator, Dr. Seungho Ahn, apparently told Nokia that its terms with Apple "were known to him," despite the fact they were marked "highly confidential -- attorneys' eyes only." This means that Samsung was using files that were intended for its outside counsel only, to gain ground in patent negotiations. Read on for more.

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