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Facebook is planning to launch its long-anticipated music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company’s partners, Mashable reports. Even though users will be able to listen to music on Facebook.com, the social network will not directly host or stream any of the music, relying instead on its partners to provide the content. Read more >>

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Sprint Nextel is set to begin selling the new version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, according to The Wall Street Journal. As well as boosting the US number -three carrier’s product line-up, Apple will also benefit from another sales channel for its popular handset. Read more >>

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A group of some 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26m for what they claim are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information, AP reports in The Washington Post. Each person in the suit is seeking  Won1m ($932) in damages  from Apple and its South Korean unit to “protect privacy” rights. Read more >>

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Airbnb, the online service that helps homeowners rent out their houses to holidaymakers, is to strengthen its safety and security guidelines after a customer’s house was vandalised and ransacked by a renter, Techcrunch reports. A statement from chief executive Brian Chesky says the company, which hit a billion-dollar valuation in a recent fundraising, will now beef up its customer support, client education and safety functions. Read more >>