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August 30, 2014, 11:20 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.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Anand Shimpi stepping down as Editor in Chief of AnandTech and retiring from tech publishing  —  The Road Ahead  —  Both of my parents were teachers, and for as long as I can remember they both encouraged me to do something in life that would help others.
Dom Esposito / 9to5Google:
Android Wear powered Sony SmartWatch 3 and ‘SmartBand Talk’ with curved e-ink display launching at IFA 2014  —  IFA 2014 is right around the corner and we're expecting to see quite a bit of tech launched during the show.  Sony is in attendance this year and their official press event is scheduled to happen on on Sept. 4th, 2014.
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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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Second Bitcoin user Hal Finney dies at 58 after battle with ALS, has body cryonically frozen  —  Bitcoin's Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body To See The Future  —  Some bitcoin enthusiasts have used their cryptocurrency to travel the world.  Others have spent it on a trip to space.

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