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August 11, 2014, 5:20 PM

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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Inside Apple University, the company's highly secretive internal training program  —  Inside Apple's Internal Training Program  —  Inside Apple's Internal Training Program  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple may well be the only tech company on the planet that would dare compare itself to Picasso.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
BuzzFeed raises $50M from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing company at $850M; Chris Dixon to join board; most revenues come from creating ads for other brands  —  A Move to Go Beyond Lists for Content at BuzzFeed  —  Here are three completely crazy insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content start-up:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Chris Dixon: BuzzFeed will be a new media empire as smartphone access grows; $850M is a bargain  —  How Jonah Peretti and BuzzFeed Got to $850 Million  —  We passed the billion dollar mark awhile ago.  Today a hot tech company is worth multiple billions of dollars, easily.
Mat Honan / Wired:
If you ‘like’ everything on Facebook, brands and content mills will quickly replace humans in your News Feed  —  I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days.  Here's What It Did to Me  —  There's this great Andy Warhol quote you've probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.”
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan  —  Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016.  In addition to Google …
GSMArena.com:
Possible images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leak, show leather-like back and metal frame  —  Detailed images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leak  —  Here's what the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may look like.  While looking very similar to the front of the current Note 3 the back and sides look new.
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
With former Google manager at the helm, the White House launches “US Digital Service” to institutionalize the process that fixed HealthCare.gov  —  White House launches ‘U.S. Digital Service,’ with HealthCare.gov fixer at the helm  —  President Obama participates …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft reignites Mac vs. PC conflict for new Surface Pro 3 ads  —  Microsoft is bringing the Mac vs. PC battle back with full force today.  While the company targeted the MacBook Air at the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's latest ads place both devices head-to-head.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Broadwell is coming: A look at Intel's low-power Core M and its 14nm process  —  You were fabbed in the long summer; you've never known anything else.  —  Aurich Lawson  —  Last week I flew from New Jersey to Portland, Oregon, to get briefed by Intel PR reps and engineers …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Acer's new Chromebook 13 runs on Nvidia's Tegra K1 CPU, comes with up to 13 hours of battery life, has Full HD display option, and starts from $279  —  Acer's new Chromebook 13 offers a high-resolution screen and all-day battery life  —  The first Chromebook with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor promises …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses  —  There's barely a mountain biker, climber, skydiver or skier left who doesn't have a GoPro camera attached to his helmet.  Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however.
Orr Hirschauge / Wall Street Journal:
IronSource raises up to $100M, hires JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley for IPO at estimated $1.5B valuation  —  IronSource Closes Pre-IPO Investment Round of Up to $100M  —  Israel-based IronSource closed an investment round of $80 million to $100 million from a consortium of American …

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