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September 16, 2014, 3:35 PM

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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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Misfit announces Flash, a plastic $50 wearable that tracks fitness and sleep  —  Misfit Wearables Launches The Flash, A More Affordable Fitness And Sleep Tracker  —  Misfit Wearables, which has sold roughly 600,000 metallic, quarter-sized activity trackers or Shines, has launched a more affordable fitness wearable called the Flash.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft introduces “Universal Mobile Keyboard”, built for iOS, Android, and Windows; to be released this October for $79.95  —  Microsoft creates a keyboard for iOS and Android tablets  —  Microsoft has created a keyboard designed for iOS, Android, and Windows tablets.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Jury finds CBS infringes podcasting patent, awards $1.3 million  —  The popular show NCIS is one of several shows that CBS was sued over.  —  CBS  —  A jury in Marshall, Texas found the infamous “podcasting patent” was infringed by CBS's website today and said that the TV network …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Fastly grabs $40M on its quest to build a big, cool content-distribution network  —  Above: Servers at Fastly's point of presence in Frankfurt.  —  Fastly, a startup looking to challenge the biggest companies in the business of distributing content around the world for quick online access, has brought on $40 million in fresh money.
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 …
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.
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 …
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Worker Detained for Giving Customers a Sneak Peek at iPhone 6  —  Apple's new iPhone 6 might not be available in mainland China any time soon.  But, according to local authorities, plenty of people there have already wrapped their hands around its contours.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear and Share extension for iOS 8, updates Office Lens for Windows Phone  —  Microsoft today made three major OneNote announcements.  The company launched OneNote for Android Wear and a Share extension for iOS 8, as well as updated Office Lens for Windows Phone.
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.
Bloomberg:
Connecticut attorney general asks to meet Apple representatives about privacy protections for Watch users  —  Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) faces questions by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen over privacy protections for users …
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 …

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