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August 19, 2013, 7:40 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 …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung to ship Galaxy Note III from September, Galaxy Gear smartwatch from October  —  Both the Galaxy Note III and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch are all but confirmed to be ready for an official unveiling on September 4th, and today we've received the shipping dates for both devices in our mailbox …
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Key Nike FuelBand developer and fitness expert Jay Blahnik confirms new job at Apple, likely working on iWatch  —  Jay Blahnik, a globally recognized fitness expert and instrumental consultant in the development of several Nike fitness products, has confirmed his new role at Apple.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
GoDaddy Acquires Merchant “Finder” Startup Locu for $70 Million  —  GoDaddy, the Scottsdale, Ariz., domain seller and small business online platform, said it had acquired San Francisco startup Locu.  —  While the company did not disclose the terms of the deal, sources close to the situation …
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 …
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.
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 …
Arpit Kumar / BrowserFame:
Upcoming ‘Supervised User’ Feature of Google Chrome  —  As we have seen earlier, Chrome is set to get less-privileged accounts soon.  These user accounts, now termed as “Supervised Accounts”, would have less privileges as compared to the standard users and can be used for granting limited and controlled access to other users.
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the dangers reporters now face  —  As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge - and the Guardian offices - have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing  —  In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly with a four-letter expletive …
TechCrunch:
Matthew Panzarino Joins TechCrunch As Senior Editor  —  Matthew Panzarino has been a professional photographer, hobbyist chef, hardware tinkerer, independent Apple blogger, and most recently the Managing Editor at The Next Web.  —  He has made a name for himself in the tech media world …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Germany recognizes Bitcoin as a “private money,” subject to capital gains tax  —  In response to a query by a member of parliament, the German Finance Ministry has declared (Google Translate) that it accepts bitcoins as a “unit of account.”  The Ministry added that bitcoins are a sort of …

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