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September 5, 2013, 1:05 PM

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Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
How PayPal's App Update Could Reinvent The Company  —  What is PayPal?  A new update to its mobile apps, set to be unveiled today, had me thinking about that question.  If PayPal executes well on the opportunities it's exploring, it may have many millions of its users rethinking the money-moving service, too.
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Paypal freezes $45,000 of Mailpile's crowdfunded dollars  —  Mailpile is a crowdfunded e-mail client written by a small group of folks in Reykjavik, Iceland.  The product aims to let users keep their mail local and under their own control rather than relying on Google, Microsoft …
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
China's Xiaomi unveils its new flagship Mi-3, with the 16GB version retailing for $327  —  Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun took to the stage today in Beijing to launch the company's latest brand new flagship phone — the Xiaomi Mi-3.
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
A Bloody Ballmer and Stalled Discussions on the Long Road to a Nokia Deal  —  SEATTLE — “We are on different planets.”  —  That was the response of Risto Siilasmaa, the chairman of Nokia's board of directors to Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, after a team from Microsoft presented …
Kathy Savitt / Yahoo!:
Introducing Our New Logo!  —  We're excited to share the new Yahoo logo with you.  It will begin appearing across Yahoo properties globally tonight.  —  We wanted a logo that stayed true to our roots (whimsical, purple, with an exclamation point) yet embraced the evolution of our products.
Marissa Mayer / Marissa's Tumblr:
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Lenovo doubles down on convertible PC bet; Yoga-tizes lineup  —  Summary: Lenovo is betting that all laptop buyers will go multimode and meld tablets and PCs.  To Lenovo, Yoga DNA should go everywhere.  —  Lenovo is making a big bet on convertible PCs and betting that consumers and businesses …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Path adds new privacy features and Premium subscription in 3.2 update, announces Deutsche Telekom partnership  —  One of the benefits of Path when compared to social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that it's more private than public.  It's only accessible via mobile app and the service limits …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Hearsay Social Raises Another $30M To Help Businesses Grow Sales Through Social Media  —  Hearsay Social, a startup offering for reaching sales leads and customers on social networks, is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding.  —  CTO Steve Garrity told me Hearsay has had …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Labor group accuses alleged manufacturer of Apple's budget iPhone of ‘ethical and legal’ violations  —  China Labor Watch, the organization which criticized Apple supplier Pegatron for “serious” labor rights violations in July, has released a new report accusing a different company …
Reuters:
China's Huawei rules out acquisitions to grow in smartphones  —  (Reuters) - China's Huawei will not buy another mobile phone maker, such as Blackberry, to grow its market share in smartphones, senior vice president and board member Chen Lifang said on Wednesday.
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Stanford University Is Going To Invest In Student Startups Like A VC Firm  —  Stanford University is going to start directly investing in students' companies.  Stanford is also giving a $3.6 million grant to StartX, a non-profit startup accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs.
More: AllThingsDTweets: @anthonyha and @andyhpalmerThanks:@startx
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop is Here  —  Dramatically changing something that's used by millions of people daily can be a daunting task.  You have to be sure that the new product is smarter, more powerful and friendlier than anything that came before.  That's why we're so excited …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
LG G2 available from US carriers this month  —  LG made a big to do for the new G2 smartphone last month, but it didn't say when you would be able to actually buy it or how much it would cost.  Today, Verizon and T-Mobile have announced that it will be available for purchase starting this month.
Digits:
Manjoo Joins Wall Street Journal as Technology Columnist  —  Farhad Manjoo, a leading and influential Silicon Valley voice, is joining the Wall Street Journal as a columnist writing about technology companies, issues, people, products and trends.  —  Manjoo, who currently writes for Slate …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pew: 86% Of U.S. Adults Make Efforts To Hide Digital Footprints Online; Fear Of Creeping Ads And Hackers Outweighs Spying  —  In one of the latest developments in the fallout of the PRISM story, the ACLU is currently suing four officials in the Obama Administration to try to get federal courts …
Jonah Peretti / LinkedIn:
Memo To The BuzzFeed Team  —  Earlier today I emailed all BuzzFeed employees outlining our plan for the coming year.  I wanted to all share the memo here on LinkedIn so future BuzzFeed employees could read it too.  BuzzFeed's Next Year....  Hello BuzzFeeders,

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