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September 9, 2014, 9:55 AM

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Evan Ramstad / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
At Apple's product unveiling, Mayo takes a big role  —  Mayo hopes the product will encourage patients to use smart gadgets to track their health, despite some concerns over data collection and security.  —  When Apple Inc. unveils new products Tuesday, one of the tech industry's …
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Nancy Pelosi urges FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  A good number of politicians have recently made statements in favor of net neutrality, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is going further than most of them today and asking that the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Fire Phone's $200 price cut is just one more sign of its dismal market performance  —  Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone's Price to 99 Cents  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Sixty thousand people vied to attend the unveiling of Amazon's first smartphone in late June.
More: GizmodoTweets: @carnage4life
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Nest Finally Works With Control4, Crestron, RTI And URC Home Automation Systems  —  Today, at CEDIA EXPO 2014, Nest made the day of every home automator installers and retailers everywhere: Nest finally works with the major players in home automation, Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion  —  Rumors have been swirling around Japan's Rakuten, which has been in discussions with rebate website operator Ebates.com, regarding a potential acquisition deal.  That deal is now official, as the company announced today it has agreed to acquire Ebates for $1 billion.
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
Apple pilot program to develop partnerships with merchants may be related to a loyalty/rewards program  —  Apple to Launch Pilot Program For Merchant Partnership  —  Apple will be launching a pilot program to develop partnerships with merchants, including retailers, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the program.
Jarah Euston / Flurry Insights:
Phablet install base doubles in one year to 6% of all phone and tablet users  —  The Tides Turn for the Phablet's Popularity  —  The press is buzzing that Apple may unveil a phablet-sized iPhone 6 on September 9th.  Six years ago, who would have guessed that an extra inch of screen space could cause so much commotion?
More: Yahoo, Marketing Land and GigaomTweets: @brianshall
Sapna Maheshwari / BuzzFeed:
Tinder settles sexual harassment lawsuit brought by former executive Whitney Wolfe; Justin Mateen no longer at the company  —  Tinder Settles Fast With Co-Founder In Sexual Harassment Suit  —  The shocking lawsuit, which sparked a national conversation around the treatment of women in tech, has been dropped.
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Hacker Hijacks Satoshi Nakamoto's Email, Threatens to Reveal All  —  The bitcoin world is abuzz with speculation some of Satoshi Nakamoto's online accounts have been compromised, concerned a hacker could potentially access information concerning the bitcoin creator's true identity or use …
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel wants to modernize data centers with new Xeon server chips  —  Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernize “legacy data centers” by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.  —  The Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips …
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
SheTaxis, an Uber-like service for women with exclusively women drivers, launches next week in New York State  —  New Service Offers Taxis Exclusively for Women  —  New Yorkers can already choose from yellow taxis, green cabs or black livery cars.  They can tap a smartphone app for a ride, or simply stick out an arm.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
If Reddit is a government, it's a failed state unable to control events within its borders  —  Reddit is a failed state  —  The “front page of the internet” is run by warlords  —  As Reddit trips over itself trying to contain its stolen nude photo problem, CEO Yishan Wong finally addressed …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Home Depot confirms retail payment systems breach, says credit cards but not PINs were exposed  —  Home Depot Finally Confirms Its Payment System Was Hacked For Months  —  Remember that “suspicious activity” that Home Depot was looking into last week?  —  Six days later …

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