August 12, 2014, 9:45 AM

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Apple suppliers begin production of new iPads, 9.7-inch to feature anti-reflective coating  —  Apple's Suppliers Said to Begin Production of New IPad Tablets  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s suppliers have started manufacturing new iPads, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Apple in talks with Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Allscripts about its HealthKit service  —  Exclusive: Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers …
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Lyft says 177 Uber employees have ordered and cancelled 5,560 Lyft rides since last October  —  Uber's dirty tricks quantified: Rival counts 5,560 canceled rides  —  Uber is using a pattern of aggressive and questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to rivals.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia unveils blazing-fast 64-bit Project Denver processor for Android devices  —  Graphics chip maker Nvidia revealed the architectural details of its codenamed Project Denver processor for mobile devices.  —  The custom-designed central processing unit (CPU) combines both processor and graphics capabilities on the same chip.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Yo now lets you send links, “Yo” hashtags and set up IFTTT-style alerts with other services  —  Yo, a simple messaging app that sends nothing but the word “Yo,” just got a little more complicated.  —  In its first major update, the iOS app now gives you the option to show a photo and your full name.
Exclusive: 5-inch Moto G2 to ship on Sept 10 for €250  —  The successor of Motorola Moto G, rumored as Moto G2 and Moto G+1, should be available for purchase on September 10.  The information comes from a retailer, which got the info straight from a Motorola rep.
Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Meet Marques Brownlee, the 20-year-old tech reviewer with over 1.5M subscribers on YouTube  —  Meet ‘The Best Technology Reviewer On The Planet,’ Who Is Only 20 Years Old  —  Marques Brownlee is just 20 years old, but there's arguably no one better on the internet when it comes to explaining new technologies to the average consumer.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Twitter's planned revamp of its DM feature could reduce email overload  —  Twitter's Small Chance To Maim Email  —  There was a time, years ago, when Twitter almost killed their direct messaging product.  The thought process seemed to be that it was an odd bit of cruft around an otherwise elegant, simple product.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
FCC task force to study use of “Stringray” cell network spying tools by spies and crime gangs  —  Feds to study illegal use of spy gear  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testified before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in December.  (Reuters/Gary Cameron)
More: VentureBeatTweets: @washingtonpost
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
The war Uber faces: how it's battling GrabTaxi and Easy Taxi in Southeast Asia  —  Whoever could have predicted that private car-for-hire and taxi-booking apps would one day be one of the hottest things in the tech scene?  In Southeast Asia, a fierce battle is unfolding between three players …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet launches on Indiegogo, with heads-up-display, GPS, rear-view camera, for $1,399  —  The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road  —  The stats around motorcycle safety in the United States are pretty bleak, but the folks at Skully …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Private cloud group Platform9 launches in beta with $4.5M series A from Redpoint Ventures  —  VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform  —  Back in 2009 I saw a talk by then VMware CTO Steve Herrod, now a partner at General Catalyst Partners …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Inside Square's long-term plan, its quest for non-payments revenue, and the Starbucks disaster  —  Back To Square One  —  Jack Dorsey's dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry with a sweeping, digitized vision of the future.  After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill headed to California governor  —  A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.  —  State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon introducing the bill during a press conference in February.
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Activision's Skylanders toys landing on tablets this holiday  —  For the first time, the game giant is releasing a top-tier console title on a tablet at the same time as it's coming out for the PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.  —  This year's version of Skylanders will work with a tablet, too.
More: Engadget and The Verge
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
With former Google manager at the helm, the White House launches “US Digital Service” to institutionalize the process that fixed  —  White House launches ‘U.S. Digital Service,’ with fixer at the helm  —  President Obama participates …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Revises User Metrics to Show Larger Ad Pool, Fewer Bot Users  —  Investors loved Twitter's numbers last quarter, except for one metric that raised eyebrows.  Now Twitter has revised that metric, and added another.  Net result: Twitter says its user numbers are better than they looked a couple weeks ago.
More: Quartz, Marketing Land and Softpedia NewsTweets: @amir
David Harris / Boston Business Journal:
Storage-as-a-service firm Nasuni raises $10M Series C funding  —  Nasuni, a Natick-based maker of software that provides data storage as a service for enterprises, said Monday that it raised $10 million in Series C funding to increase as it increases its investments in engineering, sales and marketing.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Paid $134 Million for Gnip  —  Twitter pulled back the curtain on the financial details of its Gnip acquisition on Monday.  The total: $134 million in stock and cash for the Boulder, Colorado-based startup.  The package, outlined in a 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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