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September 7, 2013, 5:45 AM

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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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Won't Introduce New Apple TV Box Next Week, Will Upgrade Software  —  There are very, very good odds you're going to hear about new iPhones at Apple's event next Tuesday.  —  But if you're looking for a new Apple TV, you're going to be disappointed.  —  Despite speculation …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Google tells Washington Post it's stepping up encryption rollout between data centers  —  Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying  —  Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world, in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Let us count the ways: How the feds (legally, technically) get our data  —  Given that we now know that the National Security Agency (NSA) has the ability to compromise some, if not all of VPN, SSL, and TLS forms of data transmission hardening, it's worth considering the various vectors …
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Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft Prepping a Surface Docking Station  —  Yes, we're finally getting the desktop dock we wanted  —  Another day, another report about next-generation Surface hardware from Neowin.  And this time around we get news about one of the more eagerly-awaited Surface accessories.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Plans to Ship Less-Expensive iPhone to China Mobile  —  Move Signals a Long-Awaited Deal Is In Place  —  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.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
California poised to implement first electronic license plates  —  Advocates say that electronic license plates can be used to display messages, like EXPIRED.  —  Compliance Innovations  —  This week, the California State Senate approved a bill that would create the nation's first electronic license plate.
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).
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Fire in China Memory Chip Plant Could Slow PC and Phone Shipments  —  If you were planning on maybe upgrading the memory on your desktop or notebook PC, or servers, you might want to get it done quickly or wait for a while.  —  A fire at a plant in China owned by Korea's SK Hynix is likely …
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