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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 …
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 …
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.
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:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 shows the giant 1080p Windows Phone  —  Nokia is preparing its own large-screen Lumia 1520 Windows Phone.  Images of the handset, codenamed Bandit, have leaked previously, but the latest image from Twitter account evleaks shows exactly what the device looks like.
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.
Bruce Schneier / Guardian:
John Cook / GeekWire:
eBay acquires, 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, gobbling up the online shopping research service that predicted whether prices …
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
China Telecom (Accidentally?)  Offers Peek at New iPhones … Now there's one good theory about the reason Apple Inc. is hosting a launch event in Beijing next week.  —  Thursday afternoon, a verified China Telecom Corp. account on Sina Corp.'s Weibo microblog put out a post advertising advance orders …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Let The Music Play: Spotify Is Raising Money Again At A $5.3B Valuation, Says Swedish Paper  —  Spotify, the very popular music streaming service, is moving ahead with its aggressive growth strategy, and it looks like it's raising more money to do it: a report today in the Swedish financial …

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