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September 19, 2013, 2:40 PM

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Sam Grobart / Businessweek:
Apple Chiefs Discuss Strategy, Market Share—and the New iPhones  —  Apple's doomed.  —  This is what you hear and read.  Sure, it was a hell of a run—iPhone, iPad, all that—but it's about to end, and fast.  If you need any proof, just look at China: the world's largest smartphone market …
USA Today:
Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain  —  The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. - The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft now offers up to $350 in iPhone/iPad trade-in promotion, adds Android and BlackBerry devices  —  Microsoft ups the ante on its iPhone, iPad trade-in promotion  —  Summary: A new Microsoft Corporate Buyback promotion, seemingly open to anyone, allows users to get up to $350 to use …
Dann Berg / The Verge:
HP's new gesture-control laptop is the first with Leap Motion  —  Touchscreens are now fairly standard in Windows 8 notebooks, but HP's new Envy 17 Leap Motion SE has integrated yet another type of input: touchless.  The Envy has Leap Motion's gesture recognition technology built directly into the palmrest …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP fills out its tablet lineup with four Android slates and two Windows models  —  When HP announced its first Android tablet, the Slate 7, we were surprised (and a little disappointed) to see the company attacking the low end of the market.  Where were the high-end tablets, we wondered?
BBC:
Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85  —  Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85.  —  Mr Yamauchi ran the firm for 53 years, and was its second-largest shareholder at the time of his death.
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Google Wallet finally makes its iOS debut, sans NFC  —  Hey iPhone users, Google Wallet is here!  The payments app has finally arrived for iOS devices, bringing with it transfers to friends, loyalty card tracking and nearby offers.  Tap-to-pay is notably absent, as iOS devices don't support NFC …
Donna Tam / CNET:
California regulators approve ride-sharing guidelines  —  The new rules require driver background check, training, and insurance coverage, and let the state collect fees from the ride-sharing companies.  —  A California regulatory agency has approved the first statewide guidelines …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Plaid launches with $2.8M and an API for financial data  —  Plaid, a San Francisco startup that aims to make an API available for banks to share financial data with developers has launched with $2.8 million from Spark Capital, Google Ventures, NEA, Felicis Ventures and Homebrew Capital.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iOS 7 Adoption Already As High As 35% In One Day, Apple And Developers Reap The Rewards  —  Apple's big iOS 7 update rolled out to devices yesterday, around 1 p.m. ET, and while many users encountered a lot of frustrating server errors trying to get it, the numbers show that a lot of people were successful in updating.
Mahesh Sharma / TechCrunch:
Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You  —  Investors have recently piled millions into same-day delivery startups such as New York's Zipments and San Francisco's PostMates, and now Palo Alto firm Deliv has become the latest beneficiary …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Simplenote reborn: the first great notes app is back  —  A brand new vision for iOS, Android, Mac, and web  —  Mike Johnston had an itch.  —  Simplenote, his once-beloved note-taking app, had been gathering dust for the better part of two years.  Johnston had been spending …
PC World:
Device-spanning Ubuntu Touch OS gets October 17 launch date  —  The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone crowdfunding experience may be dead, but the dream of merging phone and PC lives on.  Ubuntu Touch, the form factor-spanning mobile operating system intended to power the Edge …

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