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September 19, 2013, 7:55 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.
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:
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.

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