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August 30, 2014, 12:35 AM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple wearable to be revealed September 9 won't ship until early 2015  —  Code/red: Apple Wearable Won't Ship Until Next Year  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters.  — Beloved cryptographer Hal Finney is being cryopreserved following his recent, tragic death from ALS.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
An inside look at Apple's media strategy, its earlier control-obsessed regime, and the transformation with the departure of Jobs disciple Katie Cotton  —  Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple's Mastery of the Media  —  “Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils high-end Haswell-E chips, including its first 8-core desktop CPU, priced at $999  —  Haswell-E arrives, bringing a $999 8-core desktop CPU with it  —  Most of Intel's announcements lately have focused on low-power chips, but every now and again it throws a bone to its high-end desktop users.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Lyft says its drivers are losing up to 48% of their earnings from Uber's recruiting, due to shorter rides and cancellations  —  Lyft Says Uber's Recruitment Efforts Are Hurting Drivers  —  The saying “All is fair in love and war” apparently applies to recruiting employees now, too.
Julien Lecomte / Yahoo Engineering:
Yahoo stopping all new development on YUI, citing waning developer interest in the open source JavaScript and CSS library  —  Important Announcement Regarding YUI  —  The Yahoo User Interface library (YUI) has been in use at Yahoo since 2005, and was first announced to the public on February 13, 2006.
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Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission next Thursday  —  Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission  —  (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged …
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Reuters:
Sony's next Xperia flagship phone will be sold on Sprint as Softbank targets US market  —  SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market  —  (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time …
Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Hack Said to Span Months Via Multiple Flaws  —  Hackers burrowed into the databanks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and deftly dodged one of the world's largest arrays of sophisticated detection systems for months.  —  The attack, an outline of which was provided by two people familiar …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Microsoft's iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains  —  Farewell MSN Messenger.  The iconic 15-year-old Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active.
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next “IP czar”  —  The White House announced Thursday that is nominating a new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, known colloquially as the “IP czar.”  He is Washington lawyer Daniel H. Marti.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In  —  A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year …

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