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September 12, 2013, 11:25 AM

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Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5  —  While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal disclosure is in fact battery size.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 5c Pre-Orders to Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 13  —  While Apple announced at yesterday's media event that pre-orders for the iPhone 5c will begin on Friday, September 13, the company has not yet specified at what time it will begin taking orders.
Danny Yadron / Digits:
Apple: New iPhone Not Storing Fingerprints, Doesn't Like Sweat  —  Apple's new iPhone 5S, which comes with a fingerprint scanner, won't store actual images of users' fingerprints on the device, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday, a decision that could ease concerns from privacy hawks.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Hugo Barra Talks About His Future at Xiaomi and Why He Really Left Google  —  Lauren Goode/ATD Hugo Barra shows me Xiaomi.  —  “First, let's begin with the name,” said Hugo Barra to me, in his first extended interview since he was named new head of global for Xiaomi a little over two weeks ago.
More: 9to5Google, Digits and Lord of the NetTweets: @mims
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg on NSA spying: ‘The government blew it’  —  Facebook CEO calls for more transparency in interview at TechCrunch Disrupt  —  The federal government has done a bad job recently in balancing its job protecting US citizens from terrorism with its role in defending civil liberties …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Is... Layer!  —  After three days and some truly incredible pitches from each of our 30 Battlefield competitors, the time has finally come to crown a Disrupt Battlefield champion.  Competition among this year's pack of six finalists — Dryft …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Jawbone raises more than $100 million  —  Electronics maker Jawbone raises new capital to handle excess demand.  —  FORTUNE — Electronics startup Jawbone seems to have everything going for it.  More than $200 million in venture capital funding.
More: Mashable
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Alerts regains RSS delivery option it lost after Google Reader's demise  —  Google has quietly added back a Feed delivery option to its Google Alerts service.  The return of the feature means you can once again receive alerts for Web search results via RSS, rather than just email.
Ian Delaney / Nokia Conversations:
Interim CEO on Nokia's future: network business, location anywhere, and advanced technologies  —  Nokia reinvented  —  Risto Siilasmaa has been the chairman of Nokia's board since his appointment in May 2012.  A Finnish entrepreneur, the founder and chairman of the board of F-Secure …
DJ Pangburn / Motherboard:
Inside the Effort to Crowdfund NSA-Proof Email and Chat Services  —  Back in 1999, Seattle-based activists formed the communication collective Riseup.net.  The site's email and chat services, among other tools, soon offered dissidents a means of encrypted communication essential to their work.
Tweets: @arrington
Don Clark / Digits:
Cisco Unveils Mega Chip for New Network Demands  —  Semiconductors continue to advance, as a slew of announcements by Intel and Apple's new A7 processor showed this week.  But don't forget about Cisco Systems.  —  The biggest provider of routing and switching systems has long retained …

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