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September 6, 2013, 5:35 PM

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Amir Efrati / jessica lessin:
Exclusive: Amazon Wants To Offer Its Smartphone for Free.  Who Will Follow?  —  Which technology giant will be the first to offer a free smartphone?  Amazon.com Inc. is making a play.  —  In a previously unreported move, the online retailer and Kindle maker is considering introducing …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme is now writing its own headlines  —  Right now there's a headline on Techmeme written by our news editors.  Our more familiar readers know why this is noteworthy: from the time we launched in 2005 until yesterday, our content consisted entirely of quotes.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's OS X Mavericks release planned for end of October  —  Apple plans to release its next Mac operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, at the end of October, according to sources with knowledge of the launch plans.  —  This comes despite claims and speculation that Apple will release OS X Mavericks …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Plans to Ship Less-Expensive iPhone to China Mobile  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to ship iPhones to China Mobile Ltd., people familiar with the matter say, an indication that a long-awaited deal between the two companies is in place.  —  A deal would cap years of negotiations between the two companies.
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Judge lays down Apple's punishment in ebooks case.  It's largely in line with what the feds wanted  —  After weeks of back-and-forth between the Department of Justice and Apple, the federal judge overseeing the ebooks antitrust case issued an injunction against Apple in a filing released Friday.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC (update: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800)  —  The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle.  If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory.  Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping pictures …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pinterest And Path To Battle Over Letter “P” Logo Trademark  —  Are the Path and Pinterest logos too similar?  Path apparently thinks so.  The mobile messaging startup is currently working to prevent Pinterest from acquiring the trademark to the letter “P” as a stylized design (like the one shown here, and below).
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Crypto expert: encryption libraries, NIST standards now warrant extra scrutiny  —  On the NSA  —  Let me tell you the story of my tiny brush with the biggest crypto story of the year.  —  A few weeks ago I received a call from a reporter at ProPublica, asking me background questions about encryption.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3′s huge screen won't kill its battery  —  The charge on the Galaxy Note 3 is going to last a lot longer than you think - and not just because of the slightly larger battery Samsung is shipping with the handset.  Buried within the radio guts …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
YC Will Now Fund Nonprofits Too  —  We just opened applications for the winter 2014 Y Combinator batch, and we're happy to announce that there's something new this time: an application form for nonprofits.  We're going to start including nonprofits in every YC batch.  We'd been thinking about this for a while.
John Cook / GeekWire:
eBay acquires Decide.com, shopping research site will shut down Sept. 30  —  Decide's CEO Mike Fridgen taps power of data to change how we shop.  —  eBay is buying Seattle startup Decide.com, gobbling up the online shopping research service that predicted whether prices …

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