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August 22, 2014, 5:10 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 …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Secret has closed 42 security holes reported through its bug bounty which began in February  —  Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren't Anonymous After All  —  White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, then holds it up to me.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
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:
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Todd Park stepping down as America's chief technology officer  —  Todd Park is planning to step down as U.S. Chief Technology Officer by year-end, Fortune has learned from sources familiar with the situation.  —  He is expected to take on a new White House role …
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.
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.
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, Marketing Land and WebProNewsTweets: @kabster728Thanks:@delrey
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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter only inserts favorited tweets into your timeline after engagement from multiple users you follow  —  How Twitter Decides What to Place in Your Stream  —  Earlier this week, Twitter began adding content to users' timelines, and it says it's going to keep doing that.
More: SlashGear and hypebot
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
AdDetector plugin detects native advertising on sites like BuzzFeed and the New York Times  —  Meet AdDetector — The New Plug-In That Labels Native Advertising  —  A week-old browser plug-in may have helped solve native advertising's labeling problem.  —  The service, AdDetector …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Now Piloting CPM Ads With Select Amazon Associates Publishers  —  Amazon has launched a display ad network, in the form of Amazon CPM ads, to members of its online affiliates program, Amazon Associates.  Select members of the program have recently been invited to test the new advertising option …
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 …
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.

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