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August 19, 2013, 4:20 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Supplier to Ship Two Apple iPhones in September  —  Apple Inc. has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to begin shipping both a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September, people familiar with the matter said.  The shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 5S will come in gold & likely sport fingerprint sensor, iPad iOS 7 running behind  —  As Apple's September 10th event iPhone event approaches, we've learned some additional details and have independently heard some of the already-floating around information regarding the upcoming announcements.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Christina Allen / Official LinkedIn Blog:
Introducing LinkedIn University Pages  —  A few years ago, my daughter and I took a road trip to visit schools before she made her final decision about college.  I was hoping she'd stay in California, but it wasn't looking good.  She'd fallen in love with a university 2,500 miles away …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung to ship Galaxy Note III from September, Galaxy Gear smartwatch from October  —  Both the Galaxy Note III and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch are all but confirmed to be ready for an official unveiling on September 4th, and today we've received the shipping dates for both devices in our mailbox …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Bandit: a 6-inch giant Windows Phone coming soon  —  Nokia is planning a big-screen Windows Phone for release later this year.  Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing a 6-inch device with the latest version of Windows Phone.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
GoDaddy Acquires Merchant “Finder” Startup Locu for $70 Million  —  GoDaddy, the Scottsdale, Ariz., domain seller and small business online platform, said it had acquired San Francisco startup Locu.  —  While the company did not disclose the terms of the deal, sources close to the situation …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter Hires Jennifer Prince from Google: Entertainment Ad Sales  —  Jennifer Prince to head social media company's ad sales efforts in movie, TV biz  —  Looking to win more Hollywood followers, Twitter has hired Jennifer Prince, formerly Google's head of media and entertainment ad sales …
Gary Marcus / New Yorker:
Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don't Understand  —  Hector Levesque thinks his computer is stupid—and that yours is, too.  Siri and Google's voice searches may be able to understand canned sentences like “What movies are showing near me at seven o'clock?,” but what about questions …
Arpit Kumar / BrowserFame:
Upcoming ‘Supervised User’ Feature of Google Chrome  —  As we have seen earlier, Chrome is set to get less-privileged accounts soon.  These user accounts, now termed as “Supervised Accounts”, would have less privileges as compared to the standard users and can be used for granting limited and controlled access to other users.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
You have no mail: Yahoo's email service is now closed in China  —  Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) email service in China is now shut, in line with an announcement of its closure that came in April.  After that four-month warning, yesterday was the final day for Yahoo China email users to login and migrate their email to an alternative service.
Raffi Krikorian / Official Twitter blog:
New Tweets per second record, and how  —  Recently, something remarkable happened on Twitter: On Saturday, August 3 in Japan, people watched an airing of Castle in the Sky, and at one moment they took to Twitter so much that we hit a one-second peak of 143,199 Tweets per second.

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