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September 17, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple testing iOS 7.0.1, preparing iOS 7.1 - iPhone 5s supply ‘severely constrained’  —  It's no secret Apple is working on newer versions of iOS 7 even before iOS 7 is released to the public.  We're able to confirm this two ways: one is through multiple sources of ours and the second is, well, because we have one.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 5s to be constrained at launch as Apple preps app to check availability  —  While supply for Apple's iPhone 5c has been strong enough to deter complete sell-outs from carrier stores and Apple's own online store, sources say that supplies of the higher-end iPhone 5s will be constrained at launch (as we expected).
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Apple offering ‘last compatible version’ of iOS apps for older hardware  —  With iOS 7 arriving tomorrow, Apple is extending some love to the owners of older iOS devices that have been left behind.  New compatibility features, first spotted on Reddit, will now kick into action if you attempt …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Amazon adds AirPlay streaming, IMDb integration to Instant Video iOS app  —  There are many ways to get a leg-up in the online content war, and one of them is to make sure your services are easy to use with competitor hardware.  To that end, an update to the Amazon Instant Video app for iOS …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / The Verge:
Google is done selling the Nexus 4 in the US  —  The Nexus 4's run in Google Play is now over.  On Monday, Google's online storefront sold out of the 16GB version of the flagship phone in the US, and a trusted source with knowledge of the company's plans tells The Verge that this marks the end for the LG-built device.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Initiates Massive $40 Billion Share Buyback Program  —  Shortly before market opening, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced a new massive buyback program as well as a dividend increase.  The new buyback program comes after the expiration of a previous $40 billion program that is set to expire on September 2013.
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
New Google Wallet App Moves Past NFC and to All Major Carriers. iPhone Version on Tap?  —  Google is launching a new version of its Google Wallet app for Android today and there are some big changes.  —  Most notably, the app will now be available on all Android devices running version 2.3 …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
State-Sponsored Hacker Gang Has a Side Gig in Fraud  —  An elite group of nation-state hackers running roughshod through the financial sector and other industries in the U.S. has pioneered techniques that others are following, and has used sophisticated methods to go after hardened targets …
Pete Swabey / Information Age:
Cloud provider Nirvanix gives customers two weeks to vacate data  —  US-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix tells employees it has “gone to the wall”, gives customers until the end of the month to move their data elsewhere  —  UK partner seeking financial rescue deal
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Bing gets a new logo and modern design to take on Google  —  Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting a new look.  A year in the making, Bing is dropping its curly blue logo for a modern design that closely matches the rest of Microsoft's recently redesigned product branding.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Electronic Arts Taps Insider Andrew Wilson as CEO  —  Mr. Wilson, 39, is Head of EA's Sports Videogames Brand  —  Electronic Arts Inc. is turning to Andrew Wilson, the head of its sports videogame brand, as its next chief executive, signaling to investors it plans to stay the course with offering a broad range of products.
Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again in Iran After Respite  —  TEHRAN — Internet users in Iran lost access Tuesday to Facebook and Twitter, a day after they were surprised to find that they could get on the sites without having to evade a government's firewall that had blocked direct access to the Web sites for years.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Digits:
Tiger Global and Iconiq Capital invest $75M in WordPress.com creator Automattic  —  Tiger Global Ups Investment in Creator of WordPress.com  —  Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic, doesn't feel any pressure to take his Web publishing company public.  —  With friends like Tiger Global Management, why would he?
Joe Miller / BBC:
UK to test emergency mobile alerts  —  Californian police alerted people to a wanted vehicle using a targeted message  —  A system which sends emergency alerts to mobile phones within a specific area is to be tested in the UK.  —  The messages could be used to raise the alarm about flooding …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
YouTube starts testing Chromecast support for third-party websites  —  YouTube quietly started to add support for Chromecast to its embedded web player, allowing users of Google's TV dongle to beam videos displayed on third-party websites straight from their browser to their TV.

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