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September 19, 2013, 6:25 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.
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 …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone's Lockscreen To Hijack Photos, Email, Or Twitter  —  Forget the debate around the security or insecurity of the iPhone 5s's fingerprint reader.  The latest version of the iPhone's operating system currently offers a huge, gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.
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.
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Plaid raises $2.8M to provide a simpler, uniform API to banking data  —  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 …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
Moto X Coming to Republic Wireless for $299, New $5 Monthly Plan  —  Now this is more like it.  Republic Wireless is adding the Moto X to is phone lineup this November for just $299 off contract, $300 less than competing carriers.  The device will tap into Republic Wireless' service …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Adjusts ‘App Resurrection’ Policy, Will Allow Developers To Restrict Versions Offered  —  Earlier this week, we noted that Apple's new policy of automatically serving up old versions of apps to users was good for the downloader, but not so great for the developer.

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