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September 20, 2013, 1:10 AM

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Gerard Baker / Dow Jones:
Dow Jones confirms split with Mossberg and Swisher, plans to launch new tech conference  —  Wall Street Journal and All Things D Decide Not To Renew Agreement At The End Of the Year  —  For years, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal has enjoyed working with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
AllThingsD parting ways with Dow Jones  —  AllThingsD and The Wall Street Journal call it quits.  —  FORTUNE — Influential tech site AllThingsD is severing its ties with founding owner Dow Jones, a subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS).  A formal statement is expected later today.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Yes, Apple Is Working on a Fix for the iOS 7 Lock Screen Hack  —  When it debuted Wednesday, iOS 7 brought with it a slew of bug fixes to Apple's mobile operating system, but it brought a new vulnerability as well — one that can be exploited to bypass the lock screen on iOS devices.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
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.
iFixit:
iPhone 5s Teardown  —  One...Three...G...Three...G again...S!...Four...Four again!...And another S!...Five!...S!...Five?!...C!  Thankfully Apple is in the technology business, not the education business.  We can only imagine how jumbled pre-school students' ABCs and 123s would be if they were taught in Cupertino.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Carriers and US retailers will have almost no gold or silver iPhone 5s inventory tomorrow  —  If you are like me, you have your eyes set on a Gold (or white) iPhone 5s because BLING!  But if you are planning to go camp out in from of a non-Apple retail establishment tomorrow, you are going to have a bad time.
Ben Silbermann / Oh, How Pinteresting!:
Pinterest begins monetization; “experimenting” with “promoted pins” from select businesses  —  Planning for the future  —  Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world.  Since his first day, I've been pinning fun things we can do together …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Tragedy: Amazon's First CFO and Internet Pioneer Joy Covey Dies in Bike Accident  —  Photo by Bob Williams, from Joy Covey's Facebook profile  —  I met Joy Covey in the mid-1990s, which is a very long time ago in Internet terms, on a trip I made to Seattle to visit the then-fledgling online bookseller Amazon.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google makes Quickoffice for Android and iOS free for all, bringing Microsoft Office editing to the mobile masses  —  Google today announced it is making Quickoffice free for everyone.  That means Android and iOS users can edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go without paying a dime.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Top Cell Phone Activity In 2013?  Texting, Then Internet, Email & Apps  —  Our phones may be smarter than ever, but the most popular activity most Americans use them for is pretty simple — to send SMS messages.  That tops the list of cell phone activities for 2013, according to a new study released by Pew Internet.

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