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August 24, 2014, 9:45 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 …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Top 25 most used apps in US: Facebook on top, followed by YouTube; Google is top publisher  —  These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America  —  In its latest mobile app report, comScore tracks the 25 most popular apps in the US.  This is an interesting slice of the App Store …
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.
Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
YC's Jessica Livingston Was Hit On by a VC on the Way to This Interview  —  When Jessica Livingston, a co-founder of the influential startup accelerator Y Combinator, arrived at The Wine Room in Palo Alto, Calif., a little early for our meeting, a man who was also waiting outside the wine bar started to chat her up.
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.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Aim of Amazon's in-store payment system may be to allow brick and mortar shops to sell on Amazon's online store  —  Predicting Amazon's Secret Plans in Physical Retail  —  The recent launch of Amazon's in-store credit card reader and checkout software was one of Jeff Bezos' most deliberate acts …
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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 …
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 …

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