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August 30, 2014, 7:00 PM

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Re/code:
Apple has considered a $400 price for its wearable device, with some models priced lower  —  Apple Has Considered $400 Price for Wearable Device  —  Apple executives have discussed charging around $400 for the company's new wearable device.  —  Pricing has yet to be finalized for the forthcoming product …
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.”
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Redesigns Signup Process to Entice New Users  —  Twitter is trying to ease the pain for new users to create an account, hoping it will persuade them to sign up and stick around.  —  The company on Friday redesigned the layout of the signup process to address common complaints among …
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 …
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.
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.
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.

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