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September 5, 2014, 8:40 PM

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Kia Makarechi / Vanity Fair:
Renowned industrial designer Marc Newson to join Apple's design team, will remain based in UK  —  Marc Newson to Join Apple's Design Team (Exclusive)  —  Designer Marc Newson is joining Apple as part of senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive's team, the company told VF Daily on Friday.
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.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Moto 360 Watch Sells Out Online, Due in Best Buy Stores September 14  —  Motorola said Friday that it had sold out of the initial supply of Moto 360 watches offered online.  —  “Moto 360 is currently sold out online, but we are working hard to replenish stock,” the company said in a statement to Re/code.
Chris Chavez / Phandroid:
Motorola's Turbo Charger adds 8 hours of battery life to your Moto X (2nd Gen) in 15 minutes  —  It was back in February we told you guys about Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, a new feature that was said to be soon arriving on Snapdragon powered devices allowing them to charge up to 75% faster than the other guys.
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
FBI says Silk Road's server was located through a login page flaw that revealed its IP address  —  The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road's Server  —  As the trial of alleged Silk Road drug market creator Ross Ulbricht approaches, the defense has highlighted the mystery …
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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
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires, Shuts Down Luminate, An Interactive Image Platform  —  Another acquisition today from Yahoo to beef up its advertising and media business.  It is buying Luminate, a startup founded by LiveOps, Netscape and Yahoo alums that has created a platform for interactive, tagged images …
More: Luminate, VentureBeat and The Next WebTweets: @luminate
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel and Fossil to create wearable tech  —  An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 3, 2014.  Computex, the world's second largest computer show, runs from June 3 to 7.  —  (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp …
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 …
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.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Google settles with photographers over book scanning lawsuit  —  Google has announced a settlement with a coalition of photographers over use of their work in its Google Books scanning project.  —  The photographers first filed suit against Google in 2010.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
DigitalOcean Partners With CoreOS To Bring Large-Scale Cluster Deployments To Its Platform  —  Since its launch just a few years ago, DigitalOcean quickly made a name for itself as a hosting platform for affordable virtual servers.  The company's ambition goes far beyond hosting your WordPress blog …

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