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September 11, 2013, 5:10 PM

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Software Refresh Coming September 18  —  Nope, Apple didn't show off new Apple TV hardware yesterday.  —  And Apple didn't talk about new software for its Web video box, either.  But it's still coming.  —  People familiar with the company's plans say Apple TV is scheduled …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Exclusive photos of Amazon's completely redesigned next-gen Kindle Fire HD  —  There really isn't much mystery remaining as Amazon prepares to unveil its second-generation Kindle Fire HD tablets and its third-generation Kindle Fire slate in the coming weeks.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
The IPhone's Secret Flights From China to Your Local Apple Store  —  As Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled new iPhones yesterday, a complex operation had already kicked into gear behind the scenes to send millions of the handsets to store shelves worldwide.  —  The process starts in China …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations on Today's iPhone 5C and 5S Introduction  —  I got this one wrong.  —  I fixed my thinking by this week, but as of a month ago, I had it wrong when I wrote “The Case for a New Lower-Cost iPhone”.  —  Here's the thing.  The iPhone 5C has nothing to do with price.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Guardian:
NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel  —  The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Motorola now shipping 100,000 Moto X phones weekly from Texas  —  (Reuters) - Motorola is shipping 100,000 of its new Moto X phones weekly from a manufacturing facility near Dallas, a modest start for a made-in-the-USA phone that marks the most significant effort to revive the iconic company after Google Inc bought it last year.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Made in America: a look inside Motorola's Moto X factory  —  An old Nokia facility has been resurrected to crank out 100,000 new smartphones per week  —  The Moto X is a return to form for Motorola, and it represents the first device the it has produced from start to finish as a Google company.
Wall Street Journal:
China Licenses Apple's iPhone With China Mobile's Wireless Standard  —  BEIJING—A Chinese regulator has given the final license necessary for Apple Inc.'s iPhone to run on China Mobile Ltd.'s mobile network, another indication China's largest carrier will soon be releasing an iPhone for the first time.
Caesar Sengupta / Google Chrome Blog:
New Haswell Chromebooks from Acer, HP, ASUS, and Toshiba arriving in coming months  —  A fresh mix of Intel-based Chromebooks — something for everyone  —  Chromebooks were designed to make computers faster, simpler, safer and much more affordable for everyone.
Leslie Patton / Bloomberg:
McDonald's Testing Mobile Order App for U.S. Stores  —  Americans will soon be able to order and pay for Big Macs from their mobile phones.  —  McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is currently testing a mobile payment application in Salt Lake City and in Austin, Texas, Lisa McComb, a spokeswoman, said today in an e-mail.
Wall Street Journal:
Gogo to introduce faster 60Mbps inflight WiFi system, coming to Virgin America in 2014  —  Airplane Wi-Fi Gets Up to Speed  —  Gogo Inc.'s New System Combines Satellites and Cell Towers  —  The race for fast Internet at 30,000 feet is accelerating as airlines roll out new technologies …

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