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August 28, 2014, 10:50 AM

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Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments  —  Platforms like Google Wallet, Isis, and Square have been around for years, while Apple has remained curiously silent on the mobile payments front.  Well not anymore.  —  The company's next iPhone will feature its own payment platform …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
JPMorgan and four other US banks hacked this month, gigabytes of data including account information stolen  —  JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers  —  A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks …
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
Profile: Lee Jae Yong, Samsung's heir apparent and the man credited with forging a relationship with Apple  —  Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as ‘God’  —  When Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Chairman Lee Kun Hee toured his factories, the preparations were worthy of a head of state.
Alex Karpenko / Instagram Engineering:
Instagram describes the tech behind Hyperlapse and its image stabilization algorithm, Cinema  —  The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram … - We request frames from the decoder at the new playback rate  — We simultaneously kick off the Cinema stabilizer on a background thread …
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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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App  —  Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use.  To date, that's meant the web, mobile web, and some native apps for iPhone and Android.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App  —  Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace”, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit.

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