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September 16, 2014, 11:40 AM

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Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple confirms iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay at launch  —  Apple finally added NFC to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but if you were hoping the company's new NFC chip will allow you to pair speakers or integrated NFC tags into your favorite apps, however you won't be able …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Tony Fadell on the evolution of Nest, working with Jobs and Page, and integrating Google's culture  —  The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?  —  Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone.  Here, a look inside his design revolution.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @austincarr
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Paypal attacks Apple Pay security with full-page ad in NYT referencing recent iCloud celebrity photo hack  —  “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.”  PayPal goes after Apple in a full page NYT ad  —  As the rumors of an Apple payments platform swirled leading up to last week's keynote …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a ‘treasure trove’ of user data for the NSA  —  Apple's privacy and security measures have been under a microscope for the past month, first with a targeted attack on celebrities that led to leaked nude photos, and now on Apple's own systems as the company gears …
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Hackers can exploit Kindle security flaw to access your Amazon account using malicious ebooks  —  Your Amazon Account Can be Hacked via a Kindle eBook  —  Amazon might not have a security issue at Audible but they do have one on their main website.  —  A security researcher has reported …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mail.ru Takes Over 'Russia's Facebook' Vkontake In $1.47B Deal, Settles Durov Suit  —  Some big shareholder shifts at Vkontake, the social network with 92 million monthly active users that's often described as Russia's Facebook and has been embroiled in political controversies that resulted in the ousting of its founder, Pavel Durov.
Stephen Wolfram / Wolfram Blog:
Wolfram launches cloud-based Mathematica Online that works in the browser  —  Launching Today: Mathematica Online!  —  It's been many years in the making, and today I'm excited to announce the launch of Mathematica Online: a version of Mathematica that operates completely in the cloud …
Deutsche Welle:
German court lifts temporary injunction against car service Uber  —  The temporary injunction against online taxi service Uber operating in Germany has been lifted by a court in Frankfurt.  Taxi drivers brought legal action against the US company, saying it created unfair competition.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 9 event in San Francisco on September 30th  —  Microsoft is preparing to detail its next major version of Windows.  We had been expecting the company to hold a press event later this month, and now it's official.  Microsoft will hold a “Windows event” in San Francisco on September 30th.
Bloomberg:
Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) faces questions by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen over privacy protections for users of the company's watch, which includes features such as health tracking, unveiled last week as part of its lineup of new products.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku has sold over 10 million of its streaming players  —  Roku just hit a milestone: over 10 million of its streaming players have been sold to this point, stretching from the company's original set-top box — which debuted in 2008 — through today.  It's a big number, and it establishes Roku …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Richard Branson invests in ex-Wired editor Chris Anderson's drone company 3D Robotics  —  Richard Branson Explains Why He Just Invested In Drones  —  Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson just made it official on Monday that he became the latest investor in 3D Robotics …
More: PRWeb and Gigaom
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
FiftyThree reveals Mix, a community for sharing and downloading any kind of Paper  —  Grid paper, lined paper, and even smartphone templates  —  “What is your favorite PowerPoint template?”  FiftyThree CEO Georg Petschnigg wants to know.  —  It's a surprisingly pertinent question.
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Silicon Valley's view of Alibaba: a competitor only for investments, and a potential acquirer  —  How Silicon Valley sees Alibaba  —  Wall Street is seeing green this week regarding the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.  It hopes to raise more than $20 billion.
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