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September 26, 2013, 12:40 PM

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David Meyer / GigaOM:
Seriously, Samsung?  Sorry, roamers, but the new Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked  —  People buying the unlocked Galaxy Note 3 in regions such as Europe or North America will not be able to a SIM card from another region in it, meaning they will have to pay exorbitant roaming fees if they travel outside the region.
TechCrunch:
EBay's PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash  —  Ebay's PayPal has acquired Chicago-based payments gateway Braintree, in an all-cash deal worth $800 million.  We had originally reported that Braintree was on the block, with Square and PayPal both in acquisition talks for the company.
Eric Chemi / Businessweek:
Listen Up Apple Haters: iPhone Sales Eclipse Microsoft and Amazon  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken plenty of flack for running a company that is supposedly well past its glory days—and the iPhone smartphone franchise is sometimes dismissed as a spent force, losing ground to other more innovative brands like Android and Samsung.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Finally: Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake  —  Bill Gates made many exceptional decisions while he was leading Microsoft to immense success.  He did, however, make a few errors.  —  Bill Gates chats with David Rubenstein, Harvard Campaign co-chair.
Sam Grobart / Businessweek:
Apple's Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi: The Complete Interview  —  Perhaps you've already read our cover story on Apple and its three wise men: Chief Executive Tim Cook, chief designer Jonathan Ive, and software head Craig Federighi.  Perhaps you read the outtakes from those interviews …
Reuters:
T-Mobile US will no longer stock BlackBerry in stores  —  (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and instead ship the devices directly, according to an executive for the company.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hopster Promises Netflix for Kids, and No One Else  —  If you're a certain kind of parent, then you know that Netflix is a pretty excellent babysitter.  But Netflix, and rival services like Amazon's Instant Prime, have lots of movies and TV shows that aren't aimed at kids.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple boosts Apple TV content offerings with Major League Soccer, Disney Junior  —  This morning, Apple has sent an over-the-air update to the Apple TV to add two new apps of content: Major League Soccer (MLS) and Disney Junior.  The MLS app allows Apple TV users to watch soccer games live …
Guardian:
NSA reform bill to trim back US surveillance unveiled in Congress  —  Ron Wyden says Snowden disclosures have ‘caused a sea change’ and announces most comprehensive package so far  —  Four senators at the vanguard of bipartisan efforts to rein in US government spying programs announced …
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
Who Are The 15 Percent Of Adults Who Don't Use The Internet?  —  According to new survey data from the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of US adults don't use the internet or email.  If there are roughly 250 million adults in the US that would mean just under 38 million people are “non-internet users.”
John Markoff / New York Times:
Researchers Build a Working Carbon Nanotube Computer  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — A group of Stanford researchers has moved a step closer to answering the question of what happens when silicon, the standard material in today's microelectronic circuits, reaches its fundamental limits for use in increasingly small transistors.
Michael Lee / ZDNet:
Google Hangouts/GTalk glitch sends chats to wrong recipients  —  Summary: [UPDATE] Be careful what you say over Google's instant messenger, as they may be sent to the wrong person.  Google has acknowledged an issue and is looking into it.  —  Michael Lee  —  [UPDATE] Google's Hangouts …
Phil Muncaster / The Register:
China's lifting of internet blockade denied by state media  —  Party mouthpiece says Great Firewall will stay in Shanghai zone  —  Hopes that the Chinese government was about to relax its strict internet censorship regime in Shanghai appear to have been dashed after state-run media ran stories denying previous reports.
Ian Austen / New York Times:
BlackBerry Cancels Call to Discuss Its Results  —  OTTAWA — The management of the ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry canceled a conference call scheduled for Friday to discuss the company's quarterly financial results.  —  While BlackBerry said on Wednesday evening that those results …
Ryan Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Meet the machines that steal your phone's data  —  The National Security Agency's spying tactics are being intensely scrutinized following the recent leaks of secret documents.  However, the NSA isn't the only US government agency using controversial surveillance methods.
Tweets: @propublica and @csoghoian
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:
Google tightening SSL security in Chrome  —  Summary: Always a leader in advancing SSL security, Google will be flagging certificates that don't meet the Baseline Requirements of the CA/Browser Forum, and adding requirements for Certificate Transparency.  —  In a post to the CA/Browser Forum …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
JumpCam, Backed With $2.7M, Debuts Its Snappy Mobile App For Making Collaborative Videos  —  If you've been to a nice wedding, anniversary, or milestone birthday party lately, you've probably seen this kind of video: A montage of friends and family from all over the world giving their congratulations and well-wishes.

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