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September 16, 2014, 11:25 PM
 

September 16, 2014

10:30 PM  •
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:  Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version to start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast
10:15 PM  •
Bonnie Cha / Re/code:  SwiftKey, Swype and QuickType keyboards on iPhone 6 make typing easier, faster
10:05 PM  •
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:  Automatic Labs partners with Ford, adding Siri and IFTTT to SYNC-enabled vehicles
9:30 PM  •
David Pogue / Yahoo Tech:  Reviewed: iPhone 6 is a Thin, Sexy Phone with a Killer Camera
9:27 PM  •
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:  Apple iOS 8 Review: A New Phone Without Buying One
9:25 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone
9:20 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy
8:45 PM  •
Abhirup Roy / Reuters:  Adobe profit fell 46% in Q3; paid subscribers for Creative Cloud rose by 500K
8:10 PM  •
Ahmed Ghappour / Just Security:  Justice Department Proposal Would Massively Expand FBI Extraterritorial Surveillance
7:35 PM  •
Microsoft Corporation:  Microsoft raises its dividend by 11%, adds Kraft and Visa execs to board as Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon retire
7:05 PM  •
Adi Robertson / The Verge:  House bill would prohibit businesses from fining customers for negative reviews
6:30 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing
6:15 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone
5:40 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Rackspace no longer exploring sale, names current president Taylor Rhodes CEO, falls 17% after hours
5:25 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Handybook Rebrands As Handy In An Effort To Become Amazon For Home Services
4:55 PM  •
Dennis Keohane / BetaBoston:  Product design startup GrabCAD acquired by Stratasys for $100 million
4:40 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Smart thermostat maker Ecobee pokes Nest with a striking redesign
4:25 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Two-factor verification for iCloud.com is back following recent hacks
4:10 PM  •
Jason Verge / Data Center Knowledge:  Data Center Security Startup vArmour Emerges from Stealth
4:00 PM  •
Andy McDonald / Digital TV Europe:  Netflix goes live in Germany, partners with Deutsche Telekom
3:45 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Round two of Microsoft layoffs coming September 18: Sources
3:30 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear and Share extension for iOS 8, updates Office Lens for Windows Phone
3:05 PM  •
Dave Hoch / Lead-Gen Blog:  Time in App Increases by 21% Across All Apps
3:00 PM  •
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:  YC's Sam Altman plus Paul Graham, Peter Thiel, Marissa Mayer, Marc Andreessen, and more to teach Stanford course on startups; lectures to appear online
2:40 PM  •
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:  Chinese Worker Detained for Giving Customers a Sneak Peek at iPhone 6
2:15 PM  •
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:  U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award vs Apple
2:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Quidsi co-founder Marc Lore raises an additional $20M for secretive e-commerce startup Jet
1:50 PM  •
Doug Henschen / InformationWeek:  IBM announces freemium cloud-based Watson Analytics service for businesses, plans beta soon
1:30 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Y Combinator Releases Its Curriculum as a Stanford Class — And Online
1:10 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft introduces “Universal Mobile Keyboard”, built for iOS, Android, and Windows; to be released this October for $79.95
12:50 PM  •
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:  Misfit announces Flash, a plastic $50 wearable that tracks fitness and sleep
12:30 PM  •
Ben Sisario / New York Times:  Radio station operator Clear Channel rebrands as iHeartMedia, embracing iHeartRadio's success
12:05 PM  •
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:  NVIDIA Opens Pre-Orders For The SHIELD Tablet With LTE and 32GB Of Storage
11:40 AM  •
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:  FiftyThree reveals Mix, a community for sharing and downloading any kind of Paper
11:20 AM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Fastly grabs $40M on its quest to build a big, cool content-distribution network
10:55 AM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  Jury finds CBS infringes podcasting patent, awards $1.3 million
10:30 AM  •
Michael Crider / Android Police:  AT&T And Sprint Add The Midrange LG G3 Vigor (AKA The G3 Beat) To Their Lineups
10:03 AM  •
Deutsche Welle:  German court lifts temporary injunction against car service Uber
9:55 AM  •
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:  Richard Branson invests in ex-Wired editor Chris Anderson's drone company 3D Robotics
9:30 AM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a ‘treasure trove’ of user data for the NSA
9:05 AM  •
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:  Hackers can exploit Kindle security flaw to access your Amazon account using malicious ebooks
8:30 AM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Digital Studio JibJab Acquires Startup Behind ‘Hello Santa’ Video Service
8:05 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Cloud darling Docker gets $40M in funding to push its container technology
7:40 AM  •
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:  Apple confirms iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay at launch
7:05 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Mail.ru Takes Over 'Russia's Facebook' Vkontake In $1.47B Deal, Settles Durov Suit
6:30 AM  •
Stephen Wolfram / Wolfram Blog:  Wolfram launches cloud-based Mathematica Online that works in the browser
5:35 AM  •
Austin Carr / Fast Company:  Tony Fadell on the evolution of Nest, working with Jobs and Page, and integrating Google's culture
4:40 AM  •
Tim Peterson / AdAge:  Amazon tops list of Google's biggest search advertisers, spent $158M on search ads in 2013
1:55 AM  •
Natasha Singer / New York Times:  California bill to prohibit online services from selling or disclosing students' personal data
12:50 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Roku has sold over 10 million of its streaming players

September 15, 2014

11:45 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Connecticut attorney general asks to meet Apple representatives about privacy protections for Watch users
11:40 PM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  Gartner: 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests in 2015
10:45 PM  •
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:  Macy's rolls out retail's largest beacon installation
9:50 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup
8:55 PM  •
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:  Facebook launches an open source organization and releases new routing tech
8:10 PM  •
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:  Spotify launches on Amazon Fire TV in US, available to premium subscribers only
8:05 PM  •
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:  Silicon Valley's view of Alibaba: a competitor only for investments, and a potential acquirer
7:20 PM  •
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:  Paypal attacks Apple Pay security with full-page ad in NYT referencing recent iCloud celebrity photo hack
6:35 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst
6:30 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Why parents are raising their kids on Minecraft
4:50 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Alibaba increases IPO price range to $66-68 a share, from $60-66, could raise as much as $25B
4:15 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft announces Windows 9 event in San Francisco on September 30th
3:35 PM  •
Brian Fung / Washington Post:  FCC has now received 3M net neutrality comments, up 2X from last week; submissions end today
2:55 PM  •
Richard Salgado / Google Public Policy Blog:  Transparency Report: Government demands for user info have risen 150% over the last five years
2:25 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Qualcomm Quietly Acquires AI-Based Image Recognition Startup Euvision
2:00 PM  •
Ben Thompson / stratechery:  Minecraft fits into Nadella's new vision for Microsoft, but the Xbox business creates conflict
1:45 PM  •
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:  Apple makes it easier to delete the new U2 album from iTunes libraries
1:35 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Panasonic puts a 1-inch sensor and a Leica lens on new CM1 smartphone
1:20 PM  •
WikiLeaks:  WikiLeaks releases copies of FinFisher malware governments reportedly use to spy on journalists, political dissidents, and others
1:05 PM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Tumblr lifts ban on Bloglovin RSS reader with 30M users after blocking it for over five weeks
12:50 PM  •
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:  Ride-sharing service Sidecar raises $15M as it prepares for national expansion, adds Richard Branson as investor
12:45 PM  •
Ben Woods / The Next Web:  WikiLeaks releases FinFisher ‘weaponized malware’ to help people build defenses
12:35 PM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  The FBI just finished building its facial recognition system
12:20 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  DisplayPort 1.3 announced w/ support for upcoming 5K displays, enhanced 4K performance
12:10 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  Govtech Fund launches with $23M for startups focused on government, has already invested in four companies
12:00 PM  •
Christina Farr / Reuters:  Stanford, Duke University hospitals to launch HealthKit trials with diabetics, other patients
11:50 AM  •
Markus Persson / notch.net:  Markus “Notch” Persson on selling and leaving Mojang: “It's not about the money. It's about my sanity.”
11:40 AM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Silicon Valley hardware startup Kateeva raises $38M for flexible displays
11:30 AM  •
Tim Peterson / AdAge:  Flipboard is testing fullscreen video ads; Jack Daniel's and Gucci amongst first advertisers
11:20 AM  •
Michael McGregor / The Kickstarter Blog:  Kickstarter now available for projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland
11:10 AM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Bill Gurley says Silicon Valley is taking on the most risk since 1999, will see high-profile failures in the next year or two
10:55 AM  •
AnandTech:  State of Thunderbolt on PC: motherboard makers don't integrate support, Microsoft uninterested
10:30 AM  •
Boing Boing:  Several Massachusetts libraries installing Tor on all public PCs, coordinating privacy classes
10:05 AM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  T-Mobile to Upgrade iPhone “Test-Drive” Units to iOS 8, With iPhone 6 Coming
9:30 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Microsoft buys Mojang, Minecraft: Five reasons it makes strategic sense
9:20 AM  •
Owen Hill / Mojang:  Mojang's founders Markus “Notch” Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porsér to leave the company after Microsoft acquisition
9:10 AM  •
Phil Spencer / Xbox Wire:  Head of Xbox Phil Spencer: we will “grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise”, continue to make the game available on all existing platforms
9:06 AM  •
Microsoft Corporation:  Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B
8:40 AM  •
Apple:  Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Top Four Million in First 24 Hours
6:50 AM  •
Brett King / Finextra:  Apple Pay cements NFC as the industry standard, accelerates the shift toward ubiquitous mobile payments
5:45 AM  •
Leo Kelion / BBC:  Google launches Android One smartphones for around $105 in India, supports seven local languages and offline YouTube playback
5:35 AM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Netflix makes its much-anticipated debut in France
4:30 AM  •
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:  With no remaining carrier partners, UK phone retailer Phones 4U set to close its 720 outlets
3:25 AM  •
The Economic Times:  Google launches Android One smartphones for around $105 in India, supports seven local languages
1:10 AM  •
The Intercept:  New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project While Publicly Denying It
12:15 AM  •
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:  Data on tech lobbying finds Google and Microsoft spend most; telecommunications, patents, and taxes are the top issues

September 14, 2014

10:50 PM  •
The Hill:  With Apple Pay, Apple could be regulated like a financial institution
9:25 PM  •
Matt Richtel / New York Times:  Katasi building tech to block calls, texts to drivers; currently stalled as Sprint reconsiders
8:00 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Apple Pay's in-app checkout option competes directly with PayPal, could pose a greater threat if Apple offers checkout button for mobile web
6:25 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  T-Mobile CEO says Sprint is “not the enemy”, applauds new CEO's efforts to “stop the bleeding”
4:50 PM  •
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:  NSA employees increasingly leave the agency to start security companies like Synack, Virtru, and Morta Security
3:15 PM  •
Tanya Dua / Digiday:  Vimeo targets YouTube with nationwide TV commercial and updated iOS app for easier mobile uploads
1:55 PM  •
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:  How Google set some test parameters when it passed Nevada's autonomous vehicle testing license exam in 2012
1:00 PM  •
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:  Motorola to restock the Moto 360 and open preorders for Moto X (including “Pure Edition") and Moto Hint on Tuesday
11:55 AM  •
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:  Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names
9:45 AM  •
Spiegel Online:  Seeking to map the entire internet, NSA and GHCQ have broken into Deutsche Telekom's networks
9:15 AM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:  Russian social network VKontakte starts shutting down accounts that promote ISIS
5:30 AM  •
Signe Brewster / Gigaom:  Airware partners with NASA to develop drone air traffic control system
1:55 AM  •
Joon Ian Wong / CoinDesk:  The ATM and the Battle for Bitcoin's Physical Interface

September 13, 2014

10:15 PM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  Public version of Google Chrome for Mac will go exclusively 64-bit in November
7:05 PM  •
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:  Product Hunt Raises $6 Million From A16Z
5:50 PM  •
Mat Honan / Wired:  A requiem for the click wheel iPod, discontinued after almost 13 years
12:30 PM  •
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:  Since Supreme Court's Alice decision, 11 lower court rulings have invalidated software patents
10:25 AM  •
Bill Rigby / Reuters:  Source: Microsoft will announce $2.5B deal to buy Minecraft maker Mojang on Monday
8:20 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Glympse Keyboard launches for Android to help you share your location from any app
5:25 AM  •
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:  Comcast and Liberty Global agree to share WiFi networks, opening hotspots in Europe to Comcast customers
1:55 AM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Tim Cook on Charlie Rose: no plans for social networking; Apple's top competitor is Google
12:30 AM  •
New York Times:  JPMorgan hack investigation finding dozens of the company's servers breached over two months; one source says SSNs and account data not stolen

September 12, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Don Reisinger / CNET:  Microsoft announces new Xbox 360 console and game bundles for holiday season, including Blue and Kinect options
10:20 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Accessory makers hit delays as iPhone 6 production eats up Lightning connector supplies
9:15 PM  •
Juliet Williams / Associated Press:  Tim Draper's ‘Six Californias’ initiative fails to qualify for 2016 ballot
8:20 PM  •
Josh Ong / The Next Web:  Kevin Rose's ephemeral photo and video sharing app Tiiny is now available for download on iOS
7:25 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple
6:25 PM  •
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:  Apple Poaching Talent from AmEx, PayPal, Google — for Loyalty Program
5:25 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Apple Users Download Free U2 Album Two Million Times
5:10 PM  •
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:  Motorola's unlocked, unbranded Moto X will be called the ‘Pure Edition’
4:50 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Pay Details: Apple Gets 0.15% Cut of Purchases, Higher Rates for Bluetooth Payments
4:35 PM  •
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:  Source: HP exploring sale of photo sharing service Snapfish; potential buyers also interested in Shutterfly
3:55 PM  •
Lance Whitney / CNET:  SanDisk introduces first 512GB SD card for $800, targets high-speed photography and video pros
3:22 PM  •
Dan Gualtieri / Laptop Mag:  iPhone 6 trade-in deals: carriers, third-party services compared
3:05 PM  •
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:  HTC working on GoPro-like waterproof camera, with smartphone connectivity over WiFi, Bluetooth
2:40 PM  •
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:  Apple Pay transactions made via bluetooth or in-app are charged higher “card-not-present” rate
2:25 PM  •
Xiomara Blanco / CNET:  Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet: 8.4", 2,560x1,600-pixel OLED display, 3D camera, slim yet sturdy
2:00 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple says new iOS 8 SMS Continuity feature won't arrive until October
1:47 PM  •
Fortune:  Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation
1:40 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Donates $31M To Build VR Lab At His Alma Mater University Of Maryland
1:25 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Facebook is trying to lure YouTube's biggest content creators, discussing advertising
1:05 PM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Google is promoting Chromebooks to US students with a traveling Lending Library
12:45 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  AT&T plans to offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015
12:30 PM  •
Y Combinator:  Y Combinator requests applications from startups in certain areas including energy, A.I., robotics, biotech, and healthcare
11:45 AM  •
Associated Press:  HP fined $59M for bribing Russian officials as part of $108M plea deal for bribes in Mexico, Poland, and Russia
11:20 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Offers Early-Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year
11:20 AM  •
New York Times:  As Investors Salivate, Alibaba May Raise Price of I.P.O.
10:20 AM  •
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:  Apple Pay charged a lower transaction rate by banks than typical for credit card transactions, won't be accepted by Walmart and Best Buy
10:15 AM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  iPhone 6 Plus sells out within hours, Apple reports “record number” of pre-orders for new iPhones, AT&T says demand is higher than past two years
9:00 AM  •
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:  About 1000 New York Uber drivers plan to strike on Monday over fares and working conditions
7:55 AM  •
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:  Merchants equipped for Apple Pay likely to surge in US as October 2015 deadline for EMV support spurs point of sale system upgrades
5:45 AM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Windows 9's new Start menu demonstrated on video
4:37 AM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  New iPhones now available for pre-order hours after Apple's online store had major problems coping with demand
4:25 AM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available for pre-order through Apple and cell carriers
4:20 AM  •
Joseph Ax / Reuters:  Mexican companies sue Yahoo, law firm, allege conspiracy to avoid $2.7 billion judgment
1:45 AM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  California Regulator Says Commercial Carpooling — Like What Uber and Lyft Are Doing — Isn't Legal
12:20 AM  •
Federico Viticci / MacStories:  Preview: Transmit Coming to iOS 8 with Share Extension, Touch ID, Document Provider, and More

September 11, 2014

11:35 PM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming
10:50 PM  •
Meg P. Bernhard / Harvard News:  Harvard's Introduction to Computer Science course attracts 818 students, up from 700 last year, the most in 30 years
10:05 PM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  Hands On with USB Type C: Reversible USB Connectors
9:20 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Kevin Rose's New App Tiiny Lets You Share Little Photos That Disappear In 24 Hours
8:35 PM  •
Dave Camp / Mozilla Hacks:  Firefox Add-on Enables Web Development Across Browsers and Devices
8:00 PM  •
Joseph Keller / iMore:  Castro developer Supertop buys Unread RSS reader
7:55 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  EMC Has No Plans to Sell VMware Stake
7:15 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple's second wave of iPhone 6 sales starts Sept. 26 for long list of countries
6:55 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Yahoo News Digest arrives on iPad with weekly segments from Katie Couric
6:30 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  iPhone 6 Pre-Orders to Kick off Tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific
6:05 PM  •
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:  Court documents show US threatened Yahoo with $250K/day fine in 2008 if it refused to participate in NSA's PRISM program
5:25 PM  •
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:  Longform publishing service Byliner acquired by Vook; existing authors' royalty pay increased to 85%
4:55 PM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Dropbox received hundreds of data requests from law enforcement, only told 91 users about them
4:50 PM  •
Toby Wolpe / ZDNet:  Jenkins is now sole focus for CloudBees as it drops PaaS and teams up with Pivotal
4:25 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  HP acquires cloud startup Eucalyptus, for under $100M according to sources; CEO Marten Mickos will lead HP's cloud unit
4:10 PM  •
Loek Essers / PC World:  Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules
3:55 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  eBay is preparing to launch an advertising network for its mobile apps
3:35 PM  •
Max Eulenstein / Facebook:  Facebook will now show better News Feed ads using data users report on why they hid ads
3:25 PM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Veracode gets $40M to help companies find security holes in their applications
3:00 PM  •
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:  Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy joins Ticketmaster
2:40 PM  •
Josh Kosman / New York Post:  EMC explores selling stake in VMware
2:20 PM  •
David Lieberman / Deadline:  Verizon CEO Says Its Internet TV Service Will Be Up By Mid-2015 And Will Include “Custom Channels”
2:05 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  HTC's smartwatch is alive and kicking, and due in early 2015
1:55 PM  •
Ben Woods / The Next Web:  Chromebooks can now run some Android apps for the first time, including Evernote and Vine
1:45 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Google acquires polling service Polar for Google+, will shut down service at end of the year
1:15 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Leaked Windows 9 screens reveal virtual desktops, windowed “modern” apps, search button on taskbar, and more
1:15 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Brad Garlinghouse Out as CEO of Hightail
1:05 PM  •
Matt Margolis / WallStreetForensics.com:  Sapphire screens miss new iPhones “by weeks” due to finishing issues resulting in low yields
12:40 PM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Viber introduces video calls to its mobile chat apps for Android and iOS
11:55 AM  •
Cade Metz / Wired:  Uber's Revenue Is 12 Times The Size of Lyft's, New Study Says
10:05 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  BlackBerry acquires virtual SIM startup Movirtu, plans to support ‘all major smartphone operating systems’

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