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August 28, 2014, 9:15 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple builds a hidden structure at Flint Center, site of Mac unveiling, ahead of Sept. 9 event  —  Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event  —  Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces special event for September 9 with tagline “Wish we could say more”  —  Apple announces special event for Sept. 9  —  Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special event being held on Sept. 9, 2014 at 10:00 am.  —  Typically Apple's events are held either …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years  —  Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program  —  A zipping comes across the sky.  —  A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia.
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 …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Behind Todd Park's new Silicon Valley-based mission to attract talent to reboot Federal IT, as he departs US CTO role  —  America's Tech Guru Steps Down—But He's Not Done Rebooting the Government  —  Todd Park (third from left) with members of his digital team (from left): Haley Van Dyck …
Bloomberg:
Google X VP Megan Smith is top candidate for US CTO role  —  Google's Smith Is Top Candidate for U.S. Chief Technology Officer  —  America is close to getting a new chief technology officer: Megan Smith, a longtime executive at Google Inc. and most recently a vice president at its secret lab, Google X.
Eric Enge / Search Engine Land:
Google drops authorship support, including authors in results, citing poor adoption by webmasters and low value to searchers  —  It's Over: The Rise & Fall Of Google Authorship For Search Results  —  After three years the great Google Authorship experiment has come to an end ... at least for now.
Bloomberg:
Deutsche Telekom Said Open to T-Mobile Talks at $35/Share  —  Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) is willing to negotiate a sale of its T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) unit, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., if an offer values the business at $35 a share or more, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook testing feature in mobile app to enable keyword search of old posts from friends  —  Facebook Test Lets Users Search Old Posts by Keyword  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) is testing a feature for its mobile application that lets people search through old posts from friends by keyword …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, the company said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's open sourced tool Kubernetes can now be used to manage Docker containers on Azure  —  Microsoft Azure Now Supports Google's Kubernetes For Managing Docker Containers  —  Back in June, Microsoft announced that it would bring support for managing Docker containers with the help …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
An entire Hollywood-like industry has grown around YouTube creators  —  Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory  —  When Brian Robbins first told people he was going full time into the YouTube (GOOG) business, his colleagues in Hollywood were incredulous.  “My agent, my lawyer, my dad—people thought I was crazy,” he says.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix VP of content delivery Ken Florance says the company had to pay Comcast because it was losing customers  —  The Netflix Case Against Comcast, in One Chart  —  We've already heard Netflix executives explain why they signed an Internet deal with Comcast, even though they say they didn't want to …

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