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August 24, 2014, 2:20 PM

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Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG will reveal “G Watch R” circular smartwatch at IFA next week to compete with the Moto 360  —  LG will reveal a circular smartwatch next week to compete with the Moto 360  —  Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google's developer conference in June …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Conjecture on new iPhone resolutions: 1334 x 750 for the 4.7" model, 2208 x 1242 for 5.5"  —  Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays  —  Throughout the entire rumor cycle for this year's new iPhones, we've been inundated with reports of two new screen sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Delivery startups return: services like Instacart try to avoid flaws of dot-com-era companies  —  Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It's 1999  —  Last year, I was excited to hear about a new start-up in San Francisco that delivered cheap bottles of wine within an hour.  It was called Rewinery, and it was fantastic.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Kreyos smartwatch ships to some Indiegogo backers 9 months late, and containing numerous flaws  —  Utter Failure Of Kreyos Smartwatch With $1.5 Million In Backing Shows The Continued Perils Of Hardware Crowdfunding  —  Crowdfunding complex hardware is risky business, and it seems that risk …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
White House recruits techies like Mikey Dickerson by dropping suit requirement; still issues BlackBerries  —  The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults  —  The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson.  He's the former Google engineer …
Cat Zakrzewski / TechCrunch:
Wells Fargo Launches Accelerator To Promote Innovation In Financial Services  —  Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced the launch of its first accelerator program, which will provide funding and mentorship to young companies aiming to pioneer new financial services technology.
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
China's homegrown OS with app store support may be ready for desktops in October, will extend to mobile devices later  —  China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google  —  (Reuters) - China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Tech Elites Aren't Ruining Burning Man.  They Get Their Hands Dirty, Too.  —  Don't believe the hate.  While it's a juicy narrative that rich people spoil everything the common folk hold dear, there are plenty of tech bigwigs at Burning Man that work hard to contribute and embody the event's ideals of inclusion.

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