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August 27, 2014, 11:15 PM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple plans to announce a new wearable with HealthKit and HomeKit integration September 9  —  Code/red: Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September  —  Start the Countdown Timer on Whatever Old-Fashioned Piece of Junk You Have on Your Wrist Right Now Remember back in June when I said Apple hoped …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Desire 510 has 64-bit hardware, but 32-bit software; needs 64-bit Android L, due later this year  —  First 64-bit Android phone has no 64-bit software  —  When Apple launched the iPhone 5S with a 64-bit processor, it sent the rest of the spec-obsessed SoC world on a race to catch up.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
How Many People See Your Tweets?  Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone  —  Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard.  A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent.  How many people saw it?
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Fails Again in Bid for Samsung Smartphone Sales Ban  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed again to win a sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) products found to infringe its smartphone patents, even after requesting what it described as a more limited prohibition.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month  —  In today's cloud storage wars, most companies are defined by the amount of space their users get for the least amount of money.  With new pricing and updates to its Pro offering, Dropbox is hoping to show …
Eliot Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Google Eyes Giant Offices in Historic Los Angeles Airplane Hangar  —  A massive former airplane hangar just north of Los Angeles International Airport was home to construction of the world's largest airplane in the 1940s and then hosted filming for movies including “Independence Day” and “Transformers.”
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G connectivity, 2" screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, running Tizen  —  Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls  —  Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside.
David Pierce / The Verge:
LG G Watch R: 1.3" circular plastic OLED screen, stainless frame, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB storage, available Q4 2014  —  The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spare  —  Great artists steal  —  LG's G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All  —  Amazon today announced that it's making Zocalo, its secure document storage and sharing service designed for enterprise use, generally available.  The news comes, not coincidentally, on a day when cloud storage competitor …
BBC:
Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem  —  Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home.  —  The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile adds Songza, Rdio, others to Music Freedom; Google Play Music ‘later this year’  —  Google's got the most votes, but it's not on the list yet  —  Apparently T-Mobile remains unfazed by net neutrality concerns over its Music Freedom initiative; today the carrier added several new music streaming services to the program.
Agam Shah / PC World:
IDC: Global PC shipments will only fall 3.7% this year, driven by Chromebooks and XP upgrades  —  PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought  —  The PC market is still a bleak place to be, but not as bleak as expected, according to new figures released Wednesday.
More: IDC, Mercury News and ZDNet
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Preps for IPO … In preparation for an IPO, Jessica Alba's The Honest Co., a maker of eco-friendly baby products, has raised $70 million at a valuation just shy of $1 billion and is beginning partnership talks to expand to China, Dow Jones VentureWire has learned.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage this morning due to “Internet backbone” issue  —  Time Warner Cable suffers massive outage nationwide  —  The cable giant's services are down in a number of areas across the US, but are slowly coming back online.

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