August 12, 2014, 12:40 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 …
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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.
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 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 …
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.”
Ben Casselman / FiveThirtyEight:
Corporate America hasn't been disrupted: startup rate continues decline as failure rate grows  —  Corporate America Hasn't Been Disrupted  —  Talk to anyone in Silicon Valley these days, and it's hard to go more than two minutes without hearing about “disruption.”  Uber is disrupting the taxi business.
Kevin Collier / The Kernel:
An interview with convicted LulzSec hacker Jeremy Hammond on how he got caught by the FBI  —  The fall of the FBI's most-wanted cybercriminal  —  On an unseasonably cold Saturday afternoon in March 2012, Jeremy Hammond, one of the most destructive hackers in American history …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Where Congress failed this year: patent lawsuits, privacy, anti-hacking, surveillance, immigration, “right to unlock”  —  The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year  —  August isn't the top time of year for thinking about tech policy.
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.

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