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September 5, 2014, 12:00 PM

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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 …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Motorola Hint is a $149 Bluetooth earbud with smartphone voice control features, coming this fall  —  The Moto Hint is the future of the Bluetooth headset  —  Are we all about to start talking to our phones again?  —  Don't call the Motorola Hint a Bluetooth headset.  It makes everyone at Motorola wince.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
The New Moto G Offers A Bigger Screen And Removable Storage At $179.99 Unlocked  —  Along with a new flagship Moto X, Motorola is taking the wraps off its new Moto G today, and the new version of its affordable smartphone continues to be one of the best values in modern mobile devices.
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.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
New, larger iPhones to offer one-handed mode for easier typing; iWatch circuit board is “tiny”  —  Apple Plans Smartwatch and Larger iPhones  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history.  —  Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts …
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 …
Christina Warren / Mashable:
How I Hacked My Own iCloud Account, for Just $200  —  Over the course of the last few days, I've written a number of articles related to the celebrity photo thefts that surfaced Sunday.  Many of those posts have focused on how safe — or unsafe — various cloud service providers are.
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.
Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal:
LG G Watch R will be available in retail stores Oct. 14 with a price tag higher than original $230 LG G Watch  —  LG Sets a Date for Its New Round-Faced Smartwatch  —  South Korea's LG Electronics on Thursday spilled out some more details on its coming G Watch R smartwatch …
Derek Walter / TechHive:
Hands-on: Tempo brings its super-smart calendaring to iPad  —  Tempo, a powerful calendar app for the iPhone, goes beyond just displaying events and dates, instead pulling together multiple calendars and contextual data to serve as a digital assistant.  It's a productivity powerhouse on the iPhone …
Stewart Rogers / VentureBeat:
Study: In social advertising, YouTube converts more customers than anyone else  —  When it comes to paid advertising on social platforms, YouTube is the clear winner in introducing new products and helping consumers make their purchasing decisions, according to a new study Aol Platforms released today.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Paypal introduces an SDK for its credit card reader, PayPal Here  —  PayPal Expands Further Into Offline Retail And Mobile Payments With New PayPal Here SDK  —  PayPal this morning is rolling out a new product designed to help its business move further into offline retail.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Launches Steven, An Emoji-Based Social App  —  I can't quite put my finger on why I keep using this new app called Steven - yes, Steven, like a boy's name - but I do.  The app itself is sort of silly - it offers you a way to log your activities and location using emoji …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Beats co-founder Steven Lamar introduces Roam's first product, Ropes, $299 wireless earbuds  —  Disgruntled Beats co-founder starts new audio company with $299 earbuds  —  Roam's Ropes are Bluetooth headphones that sit on your neck  —  About a week before Apple agreed to buy Beats for $3 billion …
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
Apple Said to Negotiate Deep Payments Discounts from Big Banks  —  Apple reportedly has reached deals to lower its card transaction fees with five of the largest financial institutions in the nation as part of the Silicon Valley giant's to-be-launched payments venture.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple officially launches revamped iTunes Connect demoed during WWDC  —  Ahead of next week's iPhone 6 announcement, Apple has finally debuted the new design for its iTunes Connect web app that was initially shown off during the WWDC Platforms State of the Union.
Signe Brewster / Gigaom:
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis steps down, will lead new ‘Innovation Workshop’ at Stratasys  —  MakerBot president Jenny Lawton will step up to lead the five-year-old company, which was purchased by Stratasys last year.  —  Bre Pettis, CEO of the popular consumer 3D printer company MakerBot …

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