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August 5, 2014, 2:50 PM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple to hold iPhone event on Sept. 9  —  Code/red: Apple to Hold iPhone Event on Sept. 9  —  New iPhones to Suck All the Air Out of the Tech News Cycle on Sept. 9 Onstage at our inaugural Code conference earlier this summer, Apple SVP Eddy Cue described the company's fall product pipeline …
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
BlackBerry completes restructuring process, expects to start recruitment in “modest numbers”  —  BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process : internal memo  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Navdy puts a smartphone-connected heads-up display in your car  —  While Apple and Google are making a push into the automobile with CarPlay and Android Auto, they both require use the center dashboard as the main display.  Navdy wants you to keep an eye on the road at all times and while doing so, see exactly where you're going.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Justin.tv shuts down after 7 years amid reports Google is acquiring Twitch  —  Twitch today announced that the Justin.tv website, mobile apps, and APIs are no longer in service.  A very simple explanation is given for the shutdown: since rebranding the company to Twitch Interactive in February 2014 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google under threat as forked Android devices rise to 20% of smartphone shipments  —  Android dominates the world's smartphone market.  A new report from analyst firm Strategy Analytics pegs the Google-owned operating system's global market share at 85 percent.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Gmail Now Works With Addresses With Non-Latin Characters  —  Google has taken a step towards globalizing its Gmail service today, with new support for non-Latin characters and accented characters.  Google is adopting an email standard introduced by the Internet Engineering Task Force in 2012 …
Rich Trenholm / CNET:
LG G3 Stylus leaks in official video, takes on Galaxy Note with big screen and pen  —  An official video reveals the as-yet-unannounced phablet-sized spin-off from LG's flagship smartphone.  —  The LG G3 Stylus, on the right, alongside its stablemates the G3 and G3 Beat.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Pebble Fresh, Hot and Fly limited edition smartwatches land  —  Pebble is getting its Swatch on, with a new trio of limited edition smartwatches - dubbed Fresh, Hot, and Fly - for those who want something more vibrant on their wrist.  The lime green (Fresh), bright pink (Hot), and baby blue …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Mimosa Networks Launches Its First Gigabit Wireless Products  —  Mimosa Networks is finally ready to help make gigabit wireless technology a reality.  The company, which recently came out of stealth, is launching a series of products that it hopes to sell to a new generation of wireless ISPs.

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