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September 5, 2014, 5:10 PM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
Moto 360 review: understated elegance, first “real” smartwatch, but battery lasts less than a day  —  Moto 360 review  —  Motorola's long-awaited smartwatch is finally ready for your wrist  —  I lost my phone this morning.  —  Normally that's impossible.
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
New Moto X available later this month starting at $499 unlocked, with bigger 5.2" 1080p display, aluminum frame, and leather back option  —  The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back  —  As a half dozen of my colleagues toil away in Berlin bringing you the latest news …
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Alibaba to set IPO price range at $60-$66 per share, valuing the company between $150B and $165B  —  Alibaba to Set IPO Price Range at $60-$66 A Share  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expected to price its initial public offering at $60 to $66 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter …
More: CNBC, ZDNet and New York TimesTweets: @miasaini
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Next-gen iPad Air with Touch ID, new gold color option may also debut at Apple's Sept. 9 event  —  At a media event already expected to be packed with the unveiling of two new iPhone models and a so-called “iWatch,” the company may also showcase its next full-size iPad Air with Touch ID fingerprint sensor …
Bloomberg:
The Fancy seeking a buyer for around $1 billion, after struggling to raise more funding  —  The Fancy Said to Weigh Possible Sale for About $1 Billion  —  The Fancy, a customer-curated Web retailer, has been holding discussions to sell itself for about $1 billion after struggling to raise financing …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @bloombergtech
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook says Apple will send alerts when users add devices or change passwords, and broaden its use of two-factor authentication  —  Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users  —  Apple Will Alert Users Via Email and Push Notifications  —  Apple Inc. said it plans additional steps …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel's Core M Strategy: CPU Specifications for 9mm Fanless Tablets and 2-in-1 Devices  —  Continuing our coverage of Intel's 14nm Technology, another series of press events held by Intel filled out some of the missing details behind the strategy of their Core M platform.
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Google refines its 1Password-like password generator in Chrome Canary build  —  Google tests password generator in Chrome browser  —  Watch out, LastPass and 1Password.  Google is experimenting with its own password maker for the Chrome browser, though it's not clear if it will become a permanent fixture.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Android Wear updates will bring custom faces and offline music playback to all watches  —  Google is planning a pair of Android Wear updates between now and the end of the year that will enable watch owners to start using custom faces, to track how far and fast they run …
More: Gigaom, BGR and TechHive
James Kanter / New York Times:
Microsoft and German publishers say their experiments show the proposed EU antitrust settlement with Google would be ineffective  —  Opposition Grows in Europe to Google Antitrust Proposal  —  BRUSSELS — Microsoft and the German publishing industry on Thursday stepped up pressure …
Jonathan / Web Policy:
Coursera privacy vulnerabilities found by Stanford law prof; database of 9M users downloadable, all class enrollments visible to all teachers  —  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Coursera  —  I'm excited to be teaching Stanford Law's first Coursera offering this fall, on government surveillance.
Brandon Butler / Network World:
Microsoft rolls out migration tool for porting apps into Azure cloud  —  Cloud migration services are an upcoming battlefield in IaaS  —  One of the big problems with IaaS cloud computing is how to get apps up into the cloud.  There are a variety of emerging technologies for solving this problem …

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