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September 6, 2013, 1:25 PM

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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 …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Crypto expert: cryptographic 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.
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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.
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.  —  Breaking: eBay is buying Seattle startup Decide.com, gobbling up the online shopping research service that attempted to predict whether prices …
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:
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
Europe drafts law to ban mobile roaming charges  —  EU commission legislation would introduce flat rate call charges, but big network providers say changes could cost them €7bn  —  Europe will ban mobile phone networks from charging customers more to use their phones abroad …
More: T3 News, Electronista, Engadget and InquirerTweets: @juzzell
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 …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Yahoo releases first transparency report, says government data requests covered  —  Yahoo published its first global transparency report today detailing the number of government requests for user data throughout the first six months of 2013.  The US came out on top, with 12,444 data requests spanning 40,322 different accounts or users.
More: Yahoo and The VergeTweets: @vkopytoff and @vkopytoff
Ann Friedman / The Baffler:
All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go  —  In a jobs economy that has become something of a grim joke, nothing seems quite so bleak as the digital job seeker's all-but-obligatory LinkedIn account.  In the decade since the site launched publicly with a mission “to connect the world's professionals …
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 …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
How Netflix could use Big Data to make twice as much money off you  —  How much would you pay for a Netflix subscription?  —  For some people, paying $8 a month for Netflix is a steal.  Others aren't so willing to open their wallets.  Both types of consumers represent a kind of lost opportunity for Netflix to make more money.

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