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September 25, 2013, 11:45 PM

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Reuters:
T-Mobile US will no longer stock BlackBerry in stores  —  (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and instead ship the devices directly, according to an executive for the company.
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Evernote and 3M to announce partnership to help you digitize Post-it notes  —  The Post-it Note Goes Digital on Evernote  —  Rather than fight the digital revolution, the time-tested Post-it note is joining it.  —  3M Co., which makes about 50 billion of the sticky paper notepads each year …
James Temple / The Technology Chronicles:
Evernote CEO: more iPhone updates, fitness features, recurring reminders on the way  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin at the company's Redwood City headquarters.  —  Follow @jtemple  —  Each Thursday around 4:00 p.m., a gong reverberates through Evernote's Redwood City headquarters, beckoning the young staff to crowd around the stairwell.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Shopping Express Launches In San Francisco Peninsula, Debuts New Apps  —  After previously dogfooding and then beta testing its same-day Amazon Prime and eBay Now competitor Google Shopping Express, Google says that today the service is launching to all those in its initial target markets …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To Enable Apple TV ‘Touch To Set Up’ Via iOS 7 Devices  —  Apple is leveraging the Bluetooth LE technology that it has been building into every iPhone since the iPhone 4S to enable automatic setup of an Apple TV 3G.  Just touch a device running iOS 7 to a newer Apple set-top box …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
LexisNexis and other large data brokers hacked by underground identity theft service SSNDOB  —  Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service  —  An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil  —  Apple can now share the name in Brazil with IGB Electronica, which wanted to retain exclusive rights.  —  The iPhone can now legally be known as the iPhone in Brazil following a court ruling.  —  On Tuesday, Judge Eduardo de Brito Fernandes ruled …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nokia will announce six new devices at its October 22nd event  —  There'll be a range of new form factors as well  —  Nokia's Innovation Reinvented event in Abu Dhabi next month will host the launch of at least six new devices from the Finnish company, including at least two new Lumias.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Valve announces Steam Machines, the Steam Box hardware beta  —  Valve is building a game console, but not just one.  The company wants to create an entirely new class of computers that brings the power of Linux and the distribution might of Steam to the living room.  That's why on Monday, it announced SteamOS.
Ian Austen / New York Times:
BlackBerry Cancels Call to Discuss Its Results  —  OTTAWA — The management of the ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry canceled a conference call scheduled for Friday to discuss the company's quarterly financial results.  —  While BlackBerry said on Wednesday evening that those results …
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Sudan loses Internet access — and it looks like the government is behind it  —  Internet intelligence corporation Renesys confirmed reports Wednesday that Sudan has been cut off from the Internet.  Al Arabiya reported earlier Wednesday morning that Internet access was cut and schools …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft left alone with Windows RT as Dell drops XPS 10 tablet  —  Microsoft appears to be the only company still selling a Windows RT-based tablet.  Dell's XPS 10 is now listed as unavailable, following a price drop for the past few months.  While the company won't comment …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface Mini: Not until spring 2014?  —  Summary: Microsoft may not get its first Surface Mini tablet out the door until Spring 2014 — which is looking like the same time when its Windows variants may get a refresh, sources say.  —  There's been a lot of speculation …
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Egnyte rebrands to bring ‘PRISM proof’ file-sharing to the enterprise  —  Vineet Jain, the CEO of Egnyte, is prepping the company for a successful exit.  —  File-sharing startup Egnyte is operating in a crowded market, going against players like Box and Dropbox.
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Adds J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as Bankers on IPO  —  Twitter Inc. has tapped two more banks, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley, to help lead its coming initial public offering, said people familiar with the matter.  —  The banks will join Goldman Sachs Group Inc. …
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Eliza Brooke / TechCrunch:
Automattic Acquires File-Sharing Service Cloudup To Build A Faster Media Library And Enable Co-Editing  —  Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, has acquired file-sharing service Cloudup, which launched in beta in June.  The acquisition will help Automattic improve two features …

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