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August 20, 2013, 1:35 AM

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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.
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the dangers reporters now face  —  As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge - and the Guardian offices - have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing  —  In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly with a four-letter expletive …
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories  —  In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What's inside Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch?  Here are some key details  —  It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch called Galaxy Gear.  Since then we have been calling around and our sources have come back with enough details …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Key Nike FuelBand developer and fitness expert Jay Blahnik confirms new job at Apple, likely working on iWatch  —  Jay Blahnik, a globally recognized fitness expert and instrumental consultant in the development of several Nike fitness products, has confirmed his new role at Apple.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Instagram Cracks Down On Connected Apps Using “Insta” And “Gram”  —  Instagram has updated its brand guidelines to ban apps that feature either the word ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’ in their names, and it has begun sending emails to existing apps requesting that they change those components ‘within a reasonable period’.
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Tech industry slips into a surprising slump  —  After a six-year boom ignited by the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, tech firms are in the unusual position of being laggards in the U.S. economy's recovery.  —  Microsoft is among the tech industry's biggest players struggling to navigate …
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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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
CIRP survey: Where Apple and Samsung get their customers  —  For Apple, 42% from previous iPhone owners.  For Samsung, mostly 'droids and dumb phones.  —  FORTUNE — Twenty percent of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone customers over the past year were switching from an Android phone …
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 …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow prices public offering at $82, raises $205 million  —  Zillow has a lot more cash in its bank account as of this afternoon.  The Seattle online real estate company announced today that it sold 5,023,486 shares in a public offering.  —  As part of the deal, Zillow sold 2.5 million shares …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Feds seized $2.9M in Bitcoin funds from Mt. Gox, court docs show  —  The federal government sent a strong signal to Bitcoin traders earlier this year when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized an account belonging to Mt. Gox, the most popular exchange for people to buy and sell the crypto-currency.

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