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September 23, 2014, 8:25 AM

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Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
iPhone 6 Plus display is “best performing smartphone LCD we ever tested”, iPhone 6 “very good”  —  iPhone 6 Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  Introduction A key element for a great Smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top performing display …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Beats Music brand will be shut down, product could be rolled into iTunes  —  Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music  —  Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Say hello to Talko: Ray Ozzie's startup wants to reinvent the phone call, starting with an iPhone app  —  What has Ray Ozzie been focusing on since leaving his position as Microsoft's chief software architect?  Here's the answer.  A new app and online service called Talko …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Eric Schmidt says Google will cut ties with ALEC because group is lying about climate change  —  Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars  —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.  —  JD Lasica  —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today said it was a …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
MIT students behind Bitcoin mining tool Tidbit fight New Jersey subpoena demanding source code  —  MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code  —  Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary  —  Aviary just announced that it has been acquired by Adobe.  —  Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps.  Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been …
New York Times:
Sharing Economy Faces Patchwork of Guidelines in European Countries  —  LISBON — Start-ups like Uber and Airbnb want European consumers to embrace their companies.  Yet when it comes to persuading policy makers, these companies have run into regulatory hurdles that have exposed …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing  —  Summary: In other words, Red Hat is moving from Linux to OpenStack as its primary breadwinner.  —  Red Hat is in the midst of changing its image from a top Linux company to the future king of cloud computing.
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
Google Must Improve Search Settlement or Face Charges, EU's Almunia Says  —  Antitrust Chief Says Investigation Hasn't Been Swayed by Political Pressure  —  BRUSSELS— Google Inc. must improve its proposal to settle European Union concerns over its search practices or face formal antitrust charges …
Jackgmarch Com / Jack March:
Source: 12″ Macbook Air has thinner fanless design, reversible USB Type C, no MagSafe  —  Exclusive: 12″ Macbook Air Design Details  —  You may remember a report from last week claiming that the MacBook Air was going to arrive in Space Grey, Gold, & Silver colours and launch in Mid 2015 …

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