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August 22, 2014, 3:30 PM

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Reiji Murai / Reuters:
iPhone 6 display panel redesign delayed production, impact on launch uncertain  —  Exclusive: Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling  —  (Reuters) - Suppliers to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Most smartphone users download zero apps per month  —  Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008.  Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps  —  U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning.  That means mobile apps, including the number 1 …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws  —  Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order.  The justification for the removal …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Twitter Is Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Its Commerce Initiative  —  Twitter's long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell Re/code.
More: The Next Web and WebProNewsTweets: @kabster728Thanks:@delrey
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Buys Product-Design Company Gecko for X Projects  —  Google Inc. (GOOGL) is acquiring Gecko Design Inc. to add product-design capabilities to its research lab.  —  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.  Gecko, which is based in Los Gatos, California, will join Google's X lab, the startup said on its website.
Nick Statt / CNET:
Coin delays launch until spring 2015, will offer beta to the first 10,000 pre-order customers who opt in  —  Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain  —  The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
More Than 1,000 Businesses in U.S. Affected by Same Cyberattack That Hit Target  —  More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores.  —  The attacks are much more pervasive …
More: GizmodoTweets: @nicoleperlroth
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung couldn't resist turning the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an ad  —  It had to be done.  Some unscrupulous marketer was always going to try and capitalize on the global popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge — whose goal is to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — as a cheap ploy to sell you more stuff.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years  —  Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Sleep Tracker ‘Sense’ Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help  —  At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur which has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding - none of which is from institutional investors.  —  His company, Hello, raised $10.5 million …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook Rolls Out Analytics For App Links, Says 3 Billion URLs Have Been Enabled  —  The open-source effort that aims to make the mobile web less frustrating for users is gaining momentum.  Developers will now be able to measure results better.  —  Facebook's effort to make the mobile web less frustrating is gaining momentum.
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:
German regulator won't pursue complaint demanding Google pay for giving access to articles  —  Google wins victory in row with German publishers  —  (Reuters) - A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet …
More: WebProNews

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