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September 20, 2013, 4:20 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Demand for New iPhones Has Been “Incredible”  —  Apple said that Friday that it is sold out of some iPhone 5s models amid what it described as “incredible” demand.  —  “Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVPs Phil Schiller and Eddie Cue are at Palo Alto Apple Stores greeting iPhone buyers  —  Readers and Tweeters are reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the just upgraded Palo Alto Apple Store greeting new iPhone 5S and 5C buyers.  Cook spoke highly of the new design …
Juro Osawa / Digits:
Apple Suppliers to Boost Gold iPhone Production  —  In Hong Kong, it's all about the Gold iPhone 5S.  —  Apple Inc. has asked its suppliers to increase production of the gold-colored iPhone 5S by an additional one-third after seeing strong demand, people familiar with the situation said.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
iPhone 5C and 5S go on sale with gold in short supply (update)  —  Apple's latest iPhones are now on sale online worldwide and at retail stores across Europe and Asia, with a US retail launch scheduled for 8:00AM local time.  If you're looking for a gold iPhone 5S, however, you may leave the Apple Store disappointed.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Phablets are Windows RT's future  —  Summary: The possible convergence between Windows RT and the Windows Phone OS may be closer than many thought, based on new hints from Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting.  —  The question arises again and again: Why is Microsoft continuing …
MarketWatch:
Blackberry announces 4,500 layoffs, quarterly $950M loss, new enterprise focus  —  BlackBerry Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results and Provides Business Update  — Company expects GAAP net operating loss of approximately $950 million to $995 million …
Scott Buscemi / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 6.0 released with iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, iTunes Music Store, more  —  Everyone's favorite hockey puck “hobby” has received a huge software update today.  Apple TV 6.0, which has been in beta testing since June, brings with it iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface 2 launch: What to expect  —  Summary: Microsoft is readying its next-generation Surface tablets and peripherals for launch on September 23.  Here's what we know (and think we know) on specs, pricing and availability.  —  On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Senator Al Franken voices privacy concerns over Apple's Touch ID in letter to Tim Cook  —  Apple has gone out of its way to emphasize the secure, locked down nature of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system, but Senator Al Franken still believes the technology “raises substantial privacy questions.”
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort to Find Meaning in Your Posts  —  Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort to Find Meaning in Your Posts  —  A technique called deep learning could help Facebook understand its users and their data better.  —  WHY IT MATTERS
iFixit:
iPhone 5c Teardown  —  The tornado of new Apple devices has taken us over the rainbow, and we have landed in the world of technicolor.  We now “c” the light, but what will we “c” inside?  Only tools, time, and tenacity will tell.  We know you are as anxious as we are to find out exactly what the “c” means.
AllThingsD:
How Can You Miss Us If We Won't Go Away?  —  First things first: We're keeping the Steelcase hot-seat red chairs.  Forever.  In fact, we own quite a few now.  —  And we'll still be scooping and reviewing all things digital right here, at this Web address, for a few more months.
Spiegel Online:
British Spy Agency GCHQ Hacked Belgiam Telecoms Firm  —  A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week.  Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack.
TechCrunch:
Microsoft May Pay Up To $200M For SF's Secretive Osterhout Design Group In A Wearables Bet  —  Google may have glasses and Apple may be rumored to be making a smart watch.  Now Microsoft may be effectively buying itself a wearables play by paying up to $200 million for a trove of assets …
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Grand Theft Auto 5 hits $1 billion in three days, sets new record  —  Three days after launching Grand Theft Auto 5 became the fastest entertainment property to hit $1 billion according to company estimates, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced today.  —  “Grand Theft Auto …

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