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September 26, 2014, 9:20 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apps with HealthKit integration start appearing in App Store following iOS 8.0.2 fixes  —  After a series of botched updates, which meant HealthKit apps could not launch alongside iOS 8's release, Apple has finally started allowing apps that integrate with the Health app into the App Store.
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:
Google now requires Android device makers like Samsung to pre-install and prominently display up to 20 Google apps  —  Confidential Documents Reveal How Google Is Trying To Limit Samsung's Control Of Android  —  When it comes to Android devices, it's common for various phone makers to put …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
New “Shellshock” GNU bash patch issued, addressing vulnerabilities discovered in first fix  —  New “Shellshock” patch rushed out to resolve gaps in first fix  —  After the discovery that a patch designed to repair the “Shellshock” vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber driver charged in San Francisco after allegedly hitting passenger in the head with a hammer  —  Uber driver accused of hammer attack on San Francisco rider  —  An Uber driver is accused of seriously injuring a passenger by bashing him on the head with a hammer in San Francisco's Bernal …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
BlackBerry CEO: 200,000 Passports ordered since launch  —  The device is already sold out on its own website and Amazon.  —  The BlackBerry Passport is off to a decent start.  —  The unusually shaped smartphone garnered 200,000 orders since its launch on Wednesday, according to CEO John Chen.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Thom Yorke releases album via a BitTorrent Bundle in test of paid torrents, free single, $6 album  —  BitTorrent adds paygate option to its direct-to-fan publishing platform Bundle, will take a 10% cut after fees  —  BitTorrent today announced it is adding a new paygate feature to BitTorrent Bundle …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Amazon's deal to acquire Twitch for $970M is now complete  —  Amazon completes acquisition of Twitch  —  Summary: Amazon has sealed the deal on Twitch, a game-streaming service the company says is an “awesome” cultural fit.  —  Amazon's acquisition of Twitch is complete …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Samsung has more employees than Google, Apple, and Microsoft combined  —  Samsung loves “big.”  Its phones are big, its advertising budget is big, and as you'll see below, its employee headcount is really big, too.  Samsung has more employees than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Fresh grocery delivery business launching in New York City as early as October  —  Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Launching in New York City  —  Amazon is preparing to start its Fresh grocery delivery business in New York City as early as next month, according to two people …
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