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September 9, 2014, 1:40 PM

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Apple:
Apple live stream of its media event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, viewable in Safari  —  September 2014 Special Event  —  Our live broadcast begins at 10 a.m. PDT.  Follow along and share your favorite moments from today's #AppleLive event.  Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 …
The Verge:
Live blog: Apple expected to unveil new iPhones, wearables and more  —  Live from Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch event  —  Hey there!  We'll be live from Cupertino on September 9th, beginning at 10AM PT / 1PM ET.  Come back then!  It's gonna be a wild one.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple's iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display is here  —  Apple has officially announced its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 6.  The iPhone 6 will be available in two different sizes, both bigger than Apple's earlier iPhones.  Apple has been behind the curve of large-screened smartphones for a long itme …
More: Macworld
iFixit:
Motorola Moto 360 Teardown  —  Motorola Moto 360 Teardown Hello Moto!  After months of speculation and publicity, Motorola has finally released their flagship smartwatch, the Moto 360.  Join us as we disassemble it and answer the one question Motorola dares not ask.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Nancy Pelosi urges FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  A good number of politicians have recently made statements in favor of net neutrality, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is going further than most of them today and asking that the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband …
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection  —  Comcast has begun serving Comcast ads to devices connected to one of its 3.5 million publicly accessible Wi-Fi hotspots across the US.  Comcast's decision to inject data into websites raises security concerns and arguably cuts …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion  —  Rumors have been swirling around Japan's Rakuten, which has been in discussions with rebate website operator Ebates.com, regarding a potential acquisition deal.  That deal is now official, as the company announced today it has agreed to acquire Ebates for $1 billion.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Fire Phone's $200 price cut is just one more sign of its dismal market performance  —  Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone's Price to 99 Cents  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Sixty thousand people vied to attend the unveiling of Amazon's first smartphone in late June.
More: Business Insider and GizmodoTweets: @carnage4life
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Hacker Hijacks Satoshi Nakamoto's Email, Threatens to Reveal All  —  The bitcoin world is abuzz with speculation some of Satoshi Nakamoto's online accounts have been compromised, concerned a hacker could potentially access information concerning the bitcoin creator's true identity or use …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With a Big Push From Facebook, Facebook Video Is Booming.  Heads Up, YouTube.  —  Do you like watching videos on Facebook?  —  You're not alone.  And you're going to be seeing a lot more of them.  —  That's the word from Facebook, which is excited about the rapid uptake of its new …
Wall Street Journal:
Taboola Seeking to Raise $75 Million to $100 Million in Roadshow—Sources  —  An Israeli-owned content-marketing company is hoping to attract investors as content recommendation increasingly bites into traditional display banner advertising.  —  Taboola Inc., based in New York but founded …
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel wants to modernize data centers with new Xeon server chips  —  Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernize “legacy data centers” by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.  —  The Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips …

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