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September 5, 2014, 10:55 PM

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Kia Makarechi / Vanity Fair:
Renowned industrial designer Marc Newson to join Apple's design team, will remain based in UK  —  Marc Newson to Join Apple's Design Team (Exclusive)  —  Designer Marc Newson is joining Apple as part of senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive's team, the company told VF Daily on Friday.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Apple iPhone's Mobile Payments Expected to Include CVS and Walgreens  —  Apple's upcoming mobile payment system will get a big head start with the country's two largest pharmacy chains coming on board.  —  CVS and Walgreens are expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires, Shuts Down Luminate, An Interactive Image Platform  —  Another acquisition today from Yahoo to beef up its advertising and media business.  It is buying Luminate, a startup founded by LiveOps, Netscape and Yahoo alums that has created a platform for interactive, tagged images …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Moto 360 Watch Sells Out Online, Due in Best Buy Stores September 14  —  Motorola said Friday that it had sold out of the initial supply of Moto 360 watches offered online.  —  “Moto 360 is currently sold out online, but we are working hard to replenish stock,” the company said in a statement to Re/code.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Google refines its 1Password-like password generator in Chrome Canary build  —  Google tests password generator in Chrome browser  —  Watch out, LastPass and 1Password.  Google is experimenting with its own password maker for the Chrome browser, though it's not clear if it will become a permanent fixture.
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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
HP alleges Autonomy email warning of falling revenues and ‘imaginary deals’ shows fraud  —  Chief financial officer wrote to founder Mike Lynch demanding ‘radical action’ prior to disastrous takeover by Silicon Valley giant  —  Hewlett-Packard has made public an internal email …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Google settles with photographers over book scanning lawsuit  —  Google has announced a settlement with a coalition of photographers over use of their work in its Google Books scanning project.  —  The photographers first filed suit against Google in 2010.
Chris Chavez / Phandroid:
Motorola's Turbo Charger adds 8 hours of battery life to your Moto X (2nd Gen) in 15 minutes  —  It was back in February we told you guys about Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, a new feature that was said to be soon arriving on Snapdragon powered devices allowing them to charge up to 75% faster than the other guys.
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