September 11, 2013, 3:00 PM

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Software Refresh Coming September 18  —  Nope, Apple didn't show off new Apple TV hardware yesterday.  —  And Apple didn't talk about new software for its Web video box, either.  But it's still coming.  —  People familiar with the company's plans say Apple TV is scheduled …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Exclusive photos of Amazon's completely redesigned next-gen Kindle Fire HD  —  There really isn't much mystery remaining as Amazon prepares to unveil its second-generation Kindle Fire HD tablets and its third-generation Kindle Fire slate in the coming weeks.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations on Today's iPhone 5C and 5S Introduction  —  I got this one wrong.  —  I fixed my thinking by this week, but as of a month ago, I had it wrong when I wrote “The Case for a New Lower-Cost iPhone”.  —  Here's the thing.  The iPhone 5C has nothing to do with price.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7  —  The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn't stand for “cheap”.  It stands for “clueless”.  —  As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple's motivations for creating this device.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
C is for Cognitive Illusion  —  My assumption going into this, sixth iteration, of the iPhone was that we would see the expansion of the iPhone into two distinctly positioned products: a low-end C and a high-end S. The assumption was based on what what we saw with the iPad: the regular iPad and the mini iPad.
More: Quartz and qz.comTweets: @erickschonfeld
NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel  —  The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Motorola now shipping 100,000 Moto X phones weekly from Texas  —  (Reuters) - Motorola is shipping 100,000 of its new Moto X phones weekly from a manufacturing facility near Dallas, a modest start for a made-in-the-USA phone that marks the most significant effort to revive the iconic company after Google Inc bought it last year.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Made in America: a look inside Motorola's Moto X factory  —  An old Nokia facility has been resurrected to crank out 100,000 new smartphones per week  —  The Moto X is a return to form for Motorola, and it represents the first device the it has produced from start to finish as a Google company.
Caesar Sengupta / Google Chrome Blog:
New Haswell Chromebooks from Acer, HP, ASUS, and Toshiba arriving in coming months  —  A fresh mix of Intel-based Chromebooks — something for everyone  —  Chromebooks were designed to make computers faster, simpler, safer and much more affordable for everyone.
Wall Street Journal:
China Licenses Apple's iPhone With China Mobile's Wireless Standard  —  BEIJING—A Chinese regulator has given the final license necessary for Apple Inc.'s iPhone to run on China Mobile Ltd.'s mobile network, another indication China's largest carrier will soon be releasing an iPhone for the first time.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Surprise!  ASUS to launch ‘the new PadFone Infinity’ next Tuesday (updated with video)  —  Given the recent leaks, it's no surprise that ASUS is now readying the launch of its aptly named “the new PadFone Infinity.”  According to an invitation we just received, CEO Jerry Shen will be hosting …
Wall Street Journal:
Gogo to introduce faster 60Mbps inflight WiFi system, coming to Virgin America in 2014  —  Airplane Wi-Fi Gets Up to Speed  —  Gogo Inc.'s New System Combines Satellites and Cell Towers  —  The race for fast Internet at 30,000 feet is accelerating as airlines roll out new technologies …
Somini Sengupta / NYT Bits:
Machines Made to Know You, by Touch, Voice, Even by Heart  —  How does a machine verify the identity of a human being?  Irises, heartbeats, fingertips and voices, for starters.  —  Authentication has been a tough nut to crack since the early days of the Web.
More: CNET and I4U NewsTweets: @timbray and @newscaster
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups — Except When They're Saving Them  —  Kate Endress was living the startup dream.  Two years out of Stanford's business school, she was running a website, Ditto, that offered a way of trying on glasses without actually trying them on, and the operation …
More: GigaOM

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