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September 20, 2013, 12:10 PM

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Juro Osawa / Digits:
Apple Suppliers to Boost Gold iPhone Production  —  In Hong Kong, it's all about the Gold iPhone 5S.  —  Apple Inc. has asked its suppliers to increase production of the gold-colored iPhone 5S by an additional one-third after seeing strong demand, people familiar with the situation said.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Demand for New iPhones Has Been “Incredible”  —  Apple said that Friday that it is sold out of some iPhone 5s models amid what it described as “incredible” demand.  —  “Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
iPhone 5C and 5S go on sale with gold in short supply (update)  —  Apple's latest iPhones are now on sale online worldwide and at retail stores across Europe and Asia, with a US retail launch scheduled for 8:00AM local time.  If you're looking for a gold iPhone 5S, however, you may leave the Apple Store disappointed.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPhone 5s gets extended shipping times in Asia, Australia, and Europe as sales begin worldwide  —  iPhone 5s Supplies Dry Up Quickly in Germany, France, and the U.K.  —  Online sales of the iPhone 5s have kicked off in several different countries, and a number of iPhone 5s models …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Phablets are Windows RT's future  —  Summary: The possible convergence between Windows RT and the Windows Phone OS may be closer than many thought, based on new hints from Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting.  —  The question arises again and again: Why is Microsoft continuing …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ballmer calls Google a ‘monopoly’ that authorities should control  —  While Microsoft unveiled its new Bing logo and design this week, CEO Steve Ballmer opted to highlight his concerns over Google's business practices yesterday.  During a presentation at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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 …
AllThingsD:
How Can You Miss Us If We Won't Go Away?  —  First things first: We're keeping the Steelcase hot-seat red chairs.  Forever.  In fact, we own quite a few now.  —  And we'll still be scooping and reviewing all things digital right here, at this Web address, for a few more months.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
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.
Spiegel Online:
British Spy Agency GCHQ Hacked Belgiam Telecoms Firm  —  A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week.  Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack.
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia's Last Great Deal: Zero to $7.2 Billion  —  ESPOO, Finland—Nokia Corp. was desperate.  But don't think of it as a victim.  —  Most of the world's attention will wander from the Finnish company when it completes its sale to Microsoft Corp. in March.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm  —  Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an advisory to developer customers today noting that the algorithm is the default algorithm …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Klout launches Cinch, a Quora-like iOS app tied to your personal graph  —  Social influence measurement service Klout quietly released a new app product this week, called Cinch.  The iOS app (update: only available in the US App Store) is very much a mixture of Quora and Klout blended together …

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