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September 8, 2014, 12:20 PM

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Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
iPhone and “iWatch” NFC payments to use tokenization technology, prefered by banks for its security benefits  —  Apple to Use NFC, Tokenization in Payments, Sources Say  —  Apple will be utilizing near field communication (NFC) technology and tokenization technology in the new iPhone 6 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
5.5-inch iPhone 6 may run landscape apps with more productive iPad-like interface  —  While the 4.7-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6 will seemingly function as a large version of the current iPhone interface, it appears that the larger model with a 5.5-inch display could run software …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Announces Its First Commerce Product — A “Buy” Button On Mobile  —  After months of reports and rumors, Twitter is announcing its first commerce product.  —  The company first signaled its interest in this area last year, when it hired former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard to lead its commerce team.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
The insane TiVo Mega costs $5,000, can record three years of TV, and looks like a rack server  —  Running out of room on your DVR sucks, no doubt.  Is it enough of a problem for you to throw $5,000 at it?  For most people, the answer is no, but in case it's a real issue you need to remedy …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Amazon cuts Fire phone price to $0.99 in the US, opens Germany and UK pre-orders; will ship September 30  —  Amazon today announced it is cutting the Fire phone's price in the US to $0.99 with a two-year contract.  That's not too bad given that one year of Prime is still included in the package.
Re/code:
Reddit raising over $50M for less than 10% of the company, at a valuation upwards of $500M  —  Reddit Raising a Big Round, and Some Y Combinator Players Are in the Mix  —  Reddit, the social news site with a big Web footprint, is raising a big funding round — with help from some of the people …
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Microsoft fully revamps its MSN portal, Bing mobile apps to be rebranded MSN too  —  Microsoft has fully overhauled its MSN portal to make it more deeply integrated with its other services.  Alongside this, it will also be introducing a rebrand of its Bing mobile apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
As Jawbone Opens API for Up Health Tracker, It Is Also Seeking $100 Million in Additional Funding  —  San Francisco consumer electronics device maker Jawbone will announce this week that it will be opening up access to its Up app software that will allow it to be used on other smartphones, watches and wearables.
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Tool to kick Glass users off Wi-Fi becomes Cyborg Unplug, a $50-$85 anti-surveillance appliance  —  For Sale Soon: The World's First Google Glass Detector  —  Earlier this summer, Berlin-based artist and coder Julian Oliver released Glasshole.sh, a simple and free piece of software designed …
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