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September 9, 2014, 11:55 PM

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Apple:
Apple Unveils Apple Watch—Apple's Most Personal Device Ever  —  CUPERTINO, California—September 9, 2014—Apple® today unveiled Apple Watch™—its most personal device ever—featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Apple Watch will be available “early” 2015 in two sizes and three collections, starts at $349, requires iPhone 5 or newer  —  Meet The Apple Watch  —  Apple today announced the Apple Watch, its first foray into the world of wearable tech during it's iPhone 6 launch event this morning.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands on an Apple Watch (running a demo loop): attractive and solid, yet light  —  Apple Watch hands-on: a rounded, square wonder  —  Is your wrist ready?  —  After nearly two years of rumors, the Apple Watch has finally been unveiled.  Designed to work in tandem with an iPhone …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple Watch uses four sensors to detect your pulse  —  One of the most distinct elements of the new Apple Watch is a set of four rings built into its backside, but they're hardly there for style: inside those four rings are sensors that the Apple Watch uses to measure its wearer's pulse.
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Apple:
Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus—The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History  —  Dramatically Thin Design Features Stunning Retina HD Displays, Powerful A8 Chip, Advanced Cameras & Apple Pay  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 6 Plus hands-on: large enough to potentially rival iPad mini, thin enough to feel manageable in-hand  —  The iPhone 6 Plus hands-on: yeah, it's big  —  I just had the chance to play with the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and while it's nothing surprising after all the leaks, it's still a fascinating phone.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft in “serious discussions” to buy Minecraft maker Mojang AB in deal worth more than $2B  —  Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang  —  Deal May Come This Week, Value Swedish Company at More Than $2 Billion  —  Microsoft Corp. is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB …
Apple:
Apple announces Apple Pay, enabling payments with American Express, MasterCard, and Visa cards via NFC on iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, available October  —  Apple Announces Apple Pay  —  Transforming Mobile Payments with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay  —  CUPERTINO, CaliforniaSeptember 9 …
Elizabeth Dexheimer / Bloomberg:
Apple collects fees from banks, not developers or merchants, when consumers use Apple Pay for credit or debit card purchases  —  Apple Said to Reap Fees From Banks in New Payment System  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will collect fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit …
Apple:
iOS 8 available September 17 for iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod touch 5th generation  —  Apple Announces iOS 8 Available September 17  —  Introduces New Messages & Photos Features, QuickType Keyboard, Extensibility, iCloud Drive & New Health App
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
U2, Apple and the Deal Behind Getting ‘Songs of Innocence’ Free of Charge  —  A decade after releasing “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” U2 was front and center in a presentation that could have been called “how to hype a new tech product.”  —  Along with Apple's announcement …

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