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August 19, 2013, 6:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Supplier to Ship Two Apple iPhones in September  —  Apple Inc. has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to begin shipping both a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September, people familiar with the matter said.  The shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 5S will come in gold & likely sport fingerprint sensor, iPad iOS 7 running behind  —  As Apple's September 10th event iPhone event approaches, we've learned some additional details and have independently heard some of the already-floating around information regarding the upcoming announcements.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What's inside Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch?  Here are some key details  —  It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch called Galaxy Gear.  Since then we have been calling around and our sources have come back with enough details …
Christina Allen / Official LinkedIn Blog:
Introducing LinkedIn University Pages  —  A few years ago, my daughter and I took a road trip to visit schools before she made her final decision about college.  I was hoping she'd stay in California, but it wasn't looking good.  She'd fallen in love with a university 2,500 miles away …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Bandit: a 6-inch giant Windows Phone coming soon  —  Nokia is planning a big-screen Windows Phone for release later this year.  Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing a 6-inch device with the latest version of Windows Phone.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
CIRP survey: Where Apple and Samsung get their customers  —  For Apple, 42% from previous iPhone owners.  For Samsung, mostly 'droids and dumb phones.  —  FORTUNE — Twenty percent of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone customers over the past year were switching from an Android phone …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter Hires Jennifer Prince from Google: Entertainment Ad Sales  —  Jennifer Prince to head social media company's ad sales efforts in movie, TV biz  —  Looking to win more Hollywood followers, Twitter has hired Jennifer Prince, formerly Google's head of media and entertainment ad sales …
Danny Yadron / Digits:
White House Taps McAfee CTO for Cybersecurity Post  —  The Obama administration officially tapped a senior executive at the computer-security giant McAfee to be the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official.  —  Phyllis Schneck, a vice president and chief technology officer …
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour  —  Until recently, scanning the entire Internet, with its billions of unique addresses, was a slow and labor-intensive process.  For example, in 2010 the Electronic Frontier Foundation conducted a scan to gather data on the use of encryption online.
Gary Marcus / New Yorker:
Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don't Understand  —  Hector Levesque thinks his computer is stupid—and that yours is, too.  Siri and Google's voice searches may be able to understand canned sentences like “What movies are showing near me at seven o'clock?,” but what about questions …
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