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September 1, 2014, 2:00 AM
 

September 1, 2014

1:55 AM  •
William A. Radasky / IEEE Spectrum:  Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons
12:20 AM  •
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:  In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money

August 31, 2014

10:50 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Uber and Lyft are becoming indistinguishable commodities to riders and drivers both
10:35 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  How Lyft evolved from Zimride and pioneered the peer-to-peer ride-sharing model
9:10 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  AT&T sues Cox, says the cable provider's DVRs, set-top boxes, and modems infringe on patents
6:05 PM  •
John Paczkowski / Re/code:  Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple
4:15 PM  •
Matt Townsend / Bloomberg:  Apple has also reached a deal with Visa and MasterCard for its mobile wallet
3:20 PM  •
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:  FCC's new CTO Scott Jordan, who will have an impact on policy, is a net neutrality expert
12:30 PM  •
Robert Lemos / Ars Technica:  Weak WPS randomization on some routers lets attackers in Wi-Fi range easily guess PINs
10:40 AM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Apple partnering with American Express to let iPhone 6 owners use their phone to pay for goods in physical stores
9:50 AM  •
Ted C. Fishman / Chicago Magazine:  A history of Motorola: how interdivisional fights starting in the '80s nearly doomed the company
6:50 AM  •
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:  Coinbase announces accredited insurance covering the bitcoins it holds online at any time
1:55 AM  •
New York Times:  The evolution of propaganda: how ISIS uses Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, SoundCloud, and more
12:10 AM  •
Dom Esposito / 9to5Google:  Sony's Xperia expected announcements at IFA: Z3 flagship phone, Z3 Compact, low-cost E3 phone, and waterproof Z3 Tablet Compact

August 30, 2014

11:15 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Second Bitcoin user Hal Finney dies at 58 after battle with ALS, has body cryonically frozen
8:10 PM  •
Dom Esposito / 9to5Google:  Android Wear powered Sony SmartWatch 3 and ‘SmartBand Talk’ with curved e-ink display launching at IFA 2014
7:26 PM  •
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:  Anand Shimpi stepping down as Editor in Chief of AnandTech and retiring from tech publishing
4:30 PM  •
Re/code:  Apple has considered a $400 price for its wearable device, with some models priced lower
2:40 PM  •
Allan Holmes / The Center for Public Integrity:  How AT&T, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable use state governments to hinder municipal broadband
11:35 AM  •
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:  Twitter Redesigns Signup Process to Entice New Users
8:30 AM  •
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:  IDC lowers tablet year-on-year growth forecast from 12.1% to 6.5%, expects 233M sales in 2014
5:40 AM  •
Teri Robinson / SC Magazine:  Dell study: CryptoWall ransomware infected 625K computers, earning creators over $1.1M in about 5 months
2:18 AM  •
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:  Alibaba plans to kick off IPO roadshow in early September, begin trading as soon as September 18 or 19
1:55 AM  •
Leo Kelion / BBC:  Flickr gaining 14M historic images extracted from 2M public domain books in Internet Archive

August 29, 2014

11:35 PM  •
Julien Lecomte / Yahoo Engineering:  Yahoo stopping all new development on YUI, citing waning developer interest in the open source JavaScript and CSS library
10:10 PM  •
Nate Raymond / Reuters:  Former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission next Thursday
9:00 PM  •
Bloomberg:  JPMorgan Hack Said to Span Months Via Multiple Flaws
7:35 PM  •
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:  White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next “IP czar”
6:20 PM  •
Nick Bilton / New York Times:  Lyft says its drivers are losing up to 48% of their earnings from Uber's recruiting, due to shorter rides and cancellations
5:30 PM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Snapchat's new “Live” section shows “Our Story” posts from select events around the world
4:25 PM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Intel unveils high-end Haswell-E chips, including its first 8-core desktop CPU, priced at $999
3:30 PM  •
Reuters:  Sony's next Xperia flagship phone will be sold on Sprint as Softbank targets US market
2:45 PM  •
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:  Vital Connect gets green light from FDA for biosensor patch
2:10 PM  •
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:  Samsung's Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+
1:30 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  An inside look at Apple's media strategy, its earlier control-obsessed regime, and the transformation with the departure of Jobs disciple Katie Cotton
12:55 PM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Microsoft's iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains
12:20 PM  •
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:  Valve sued by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over Steam's no-refund policy
11:55 AM  •
John Paczkowski / Re/code:  Apple wearable to be revealed September 9 won't ship until early 2015
11:50 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In
11:30 AM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11
10:55 AM  •
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:  JustFab raises $85M at what sources say is a $1B valuation
8:50 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Nokia announces HERE maps for Android, launching exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with offline access
6:55 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  iOS search app “In-App Search” provides deep link results that launch inside apps, supports 33 iPhone apps at launch
4:50 AM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  Apple reportedly working with Dutch company NXP to include NFC in iPhone 6, possibly iWatch
1:55 AM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Former staff blames LG's failed webOS acquisition on culture clash, infighting and corporate politics
12:30 AM  •
Adam Greenburg / SC Magazine:  Data on 97K Bugzilla users posted online for about three months

August 28, 2014

11:15 PM  •
Paul Carsten / Reuters:  China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company: Wanda
10:00 PM  •
Ken Yeung / The Digital Letter:  Broadcom's WICED Sense Is A $19.99 Developer Kit To Aid In Rapid Prototyping of Internet of Things Apps
9:15 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Xbox One SmartGlass app adds gameplay recording, TV streaming & more as it expands into new markets
9:10 PM  •
Kevin Rawlinson / Guardian:  Apple tells developers they may not sell personal health data to advertisers
8:25 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac
8:20 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Netflix VP of content delivery Ken Florance says the company had to pay Comcast because it was losing customers
7:55 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Google X VP Megan Smith is top candidate for US CTO role
7:35 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google's open sourced tool Kubernetes can now be used to manage Docker containers on Azure
6:40 PM  •
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:  Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years
6:25 PM  •
Chris Gayomali / Fast Company:  Samsung's latest wearable, the Gear Circle, a Bluetooth-enabled, vibrating necklace with earbuds to pair with a smartphone
5:30 PM  •
Eric Enge / Search Engine Land:  Google drops authorship support, including authors in results, citing poor adoption by webmasters and low value to searchers
4:45 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  Update to PACER takes nearly 10 years of Federal court documents offline with no warning
4:00 PM  •
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:  An entire Hollywood-like industry has grown around YouTube creators
3:20 PM  •
Steven Levy / Wired:  Behind Todd Park's new Silicon Valley-based mission to attract talent to reboot Federal IT, as he departs US CTO role
2:55 PM  •
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:  Apple updates HealthKit privacy rules to keep your health data out of the hands of advertisers
2:20 PM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Facebook testing feature in mobile app to enable keyword search of old posts from friends
1:55 PM  •
Reuters:  Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source
1:30 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Mozilla rolls out sponsored tiles to Firefox Nightly's new tab page
1:15 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple builds a hidden structure at Flint Center, site of Mac unveiling, ahead of Sept. 9 event
1:05 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Deutsche Telekom Said Open to T-Mobile Talks at $35/Share
12:35 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Huddle adds publishing platform, analytics to collaboration portfolio
12:10 PM  •
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:  Apple announces special event for September 9 with tagline “Wish we could say more”
12:00 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Microsoft integrates OneDrive for Business into main OneDrive for Android app, iOS app gets native search
11:45 AM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes
11:20 AM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  IFTTT raises $30M from Norwest Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz to integrate with internet-connected hardware
10:55 AM  •
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:  IBM launches Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud service for researchers to analyze data and get research ideas
10:30 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App
10:05 AM  •
Eric Johnson / Re/code:  Leap Motion Hooks Up to Oculus for Controller-Free Virtual Reality
9:35 AM  •
Christina Bonnington / Wired:  Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments
8:40 AM  •
Rich Trenholm / CNET:  Samsung UHD TVs bringing Amazon 4K streaming from October, also adding Netflix 4K in Europe
7:35 AM  •
Surface Blog:  Surface Pro 3 now available in 28 markets around the world
4:15 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App
1:55 AM  •
Bloomberg:  Profile: Lee Jae Yong, Samsung's heir apparent and the man credited with forging a relationship with Apple

August 27, 2014

11:50 PM  •
Alex Karpenko / Instagram Engineering:  Instagram describes the tech behind Hyperlapse and its image stabilization algorithm, Cinema
11:05 PM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  E-learning service Pluralsight secures $135M series B, valuing the company at almost $1B
10:55 PM  •
Richard Lawler / Engadget:  Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G connectivity, 2" screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, running Tizen
10:35 PM  •
David Pierce / The Verge:  LG G Watch R: 1.3" circular plastic OLED screen, stainless frame, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB storage, available Q4 2014
9:55 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Desire 510 has 64-bit hardware, but 32-bit software; needs 64-bit Android L, due later this year
9:50 PM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  HTC Desire 510: a budget smartphone with 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, 4.7" FWVGA display
9:05 PM  •
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:  JPMorgan and four other US banks hacked this month, gigabytes of data including account information stolen
8:40 PM  •
Brad Sams / Neowin:  Microsoft updates certification process to avoid misleading apps in Windows store; removes 1.5K apps, offers refunds to anyone who purchased them
7:55 PM  •
Agam Shah / PC World:  IDC: Global PC shipments will only fall 3.7% this year, driven by Chromebooks and XP upgrades
7:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All
6:25 PM  •
BBC:  Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem
5:45 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple offering iPhones on AT&T Next installment plans through online store, but no Verizon or T-Mobile financing (yet)
5:10 PM  •
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:  Apple Fails Again in Bid for Samsung Smartphone Sales Ban
4:40 PM  •
Eliot Brown / Wall Street Journal:  Google Eyes Giant Offices in Historic Los Angeles Airplane Hangar
4:05 PM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone
3:30 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  Server infrastructure provider Nutanix raises $140M Series E at a $2B+ valuation
3:05 PM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Spotify announces Philips Smart TV integration; adds Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon as Connect partners
2:15 PM  •
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:  Lending Club files for IPO, lists $500M as a preliminary fundraising target
1:50 PM  •
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:  Pandora launches on Google Glass with voice controls and sound via earbuds or bone-conduction
1:35 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Facebook Turns On “Bandwidth Targeting” To Match Mobile Ads To Your Network Quality
1:21 PM  •
John Paczkowski / Re/code:  Apple plans to announce a new wearable with HealthKit and HomeKit integration September 9
1:10 PM  •
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:  Alibaba's net income nearly triples to $2B in the quarter, may unveil IPO price range as soon as Tuesday
12:55 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Microsoft announces standalone Xbox One Kinect sensor coming October 7 for $149.99
12:40 PM  •
Don Reisinger / CNET:  Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage this morning due to “Internet backbone” issue
12:20 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Salesforce Community Cloud lets firms create LinkedIn-like communities for customers, partners
11:30 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  T-Mobile adds Songza, Rdio, others to Music Freedom; Google Play Music ‘later this year’
10:55 AM  •
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:  Apple announces pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads on mobile platform, iAd
10:30 AM  •
Daniel Robinson / V3.co.uk:  Seagate targets data centres with first 8TB hard disk drives
9:55 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month
8:20 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Chrome 64-bit browser finally available as a stable version
6:40 AM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Preps for IPO
5:25 AM  •
Winston Ross / MIT Technology Review:  Luth gathers metadata from smartphones, tablets and PC's, pays participants $100/month
4:10 AM  •
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:  Pew study shows social media users are more reluctant than others to share their dissenting views, online or off
1:50 AM  •
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:  Video and HD Voice over LTE on the way to Verizon in the “coming weeks”
12:35 AM  •
Ari Levy / CNBC:  Square raising $200M, partly from Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, at $6B valuation

August 26, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  ArcSoft launches Simplicam, a home-monitoring camera with facial recognition for $150, one-day cloud recording an additional $50/year
10:40 PM  •
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare Blog:  CloudFlare's global connectivity costs suggest telco consolidation increases bandwidth prices for companies
9:55 PM  •
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:  Facebook hires team behind WaveGroup for in-house sound design
9:10 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Netflix says 99 percent of its links with ISPs are unpaid
8:35 PM  •
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader:  Kobo Aura H20 review: waterproof, with 6.8-inch e-ink display, but no pinch and zoom, available October 1 for $179
8:15 PM  •
Matt / Jetpack for WordPress:  Automattic acquires security plugin BruteProtect, will build its functionality into Jetpack, retire standalone product
7:40 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Pre-ordered August Smart Lock for doors starts shipping; new orders at $250, by “late October”
6:45 PM  •
Agam Shah / PC World:  HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords over fire, burn risk
5:50 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Snapchat Is Said to Have More Than 100 Million Monthly Active Users
5:40 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Kleiner Perkins investing up to $20M in Snapchat's next round at nearly $10B valuation; DST Global invested earlier this year at $7B valuation
5:35 PM  •
Sue Marek / FierceWireless:  Lurie named CEO of AT&T Mobility, de la Vega to oversee mobile and enterprise
5:05 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  Tim Cook says the recent slump in iPad sales is just a “speed bump”
4:55 PM  •
Charles Arthur / Guardian:  Chitika and comScore data suggests Amazon unlikely to have sold more than 35,000 Fire phones
4:25 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More
4:01 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Documents and interviews reveal Uber's sophisticated, nationwide scheme to poach Lyft drivers
4:01 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Chrome 37 launches with DirectWrite support for better-looking fonts on Windows, revamped password manager
3:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Job Platform ZipRecruiter Takes Its First Outside Funding, $63M Led By IVP
3:20 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Windows Threshold moving to regular incremental updates; ARM-based preview due next year
2:56 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Apple Said to Prepare New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015
2:35 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  T-Mobile expands family plan, bulks up tablet data offer
2:10 PM  •
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:  LA suspends iPad program for schools amid accusations that officials had close ties with Apple and Pearson
1:40 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  10 million installs later, BitTorrent Sync gets new interface, sharing via links, and proxy server support
1:10 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Google getting into cloud-based visual effects with Zync buy
12:55 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Pinterest Adds New Analytics Dashboard to Entice Future Advertisers
12:30 PM  •
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:  Netflix hand-delivers petition to FCC against Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger
12:05 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH
11:40 AM  •
Cliff Kuang / Wired:  Instagram releases Hyperlapse iOS app for creating fast, smooth time-lapse videos
11:20 AM  •
Re/code:  Box Taps Former LifeLock and Salesforce Dealmaker Iltchev for New SVP Slot
10:30 AM  •
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:  Twitter expands its advertising network in Europe with 12 countries, mainly in the CEE region
10:15 AM  •
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:  Exclusive: Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe

August 25, 2014

4:12 PM  •
Amazon.com:  Amazon.com to Acquire Twitch
5:00 AM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Xiaomi Mi4 review: China's iPhone killer is unoriginal but amazing

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