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August 29, 2014, 6:30 PM

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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.
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.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Snapchat's new “Live” section shows “Our Story” posts from select events around the world  —  Snapchat Steps On Twitter's Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live  —  Snapchat has just updated its app with a brand new Live section that will incorporate Our Story into everyone's feed, regardless of location.
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
JustFab raises $85M at what sources say is a $1B valuation  —  JustFab has closed an $85 million round of funding, the company's co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg confirmed to Pando today.  The round was led by new investor Passport Special Opportunity Fund, and included participation …
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 …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Nokia announces HERE maps for Android, launching exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with offline access  —  Samsung unveiled its new new smartwatch yesterday, the Tizen-powered Gear S that's capable of making calls and going online without relying on a smartphone.
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 …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11  —  Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns.  Today, the Japanese company announced two new 3DS models, simply called the “new” 3DS and “new” 3DS LL.

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