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September 10, 2014, 3:10 PM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Source: Apple Watch battery life is “about a day right now”, Apple trying to improve ahead of launch  —  Code/Red: Apple Watch Battery Life — “Charge Nightly”  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — Internet Slowdown Day.  — Silicon Valley vanity searches of Vanity Fair's New Establishment list — congrats, bosses.
David Pogue / Yahoo Tech:
Apple Watch tidbits: water resistance, microphone for calls, apps can be loaded from iPhone, Edition box doubles as charger, more  —  Apple Watch Update: More Details and Hands-On Impressions  —  Today, it seemed as if every tech journalist in America was crammed into Apple's auditorium.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft and Mojang have been in talks for months; Notch would likely leave after transition  —  Microsoft Said Near $2 Billion Deal for Minecraft Maker  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), maker of the Xbox video-game console, is in discussions to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind …
Wall Street Journal:
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords published, Google says ‘no evidence’ its systems were compromised  —  Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews.  That's the bad news.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls  —  For the last few years, it has always felt like Google Voice, the company's VoIP calling solution, was on its way out.  Instead, the video-centric Hangouts was getting all of the attention.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Tinder in talks with Benchmark to raise funding at valuation of over $750 Million  —  Tinder Is Raising From Benchmark At A Valuation North Of $750 Million  —  Mobile dating app Tinder is in talks to raise a big round of funding from Benchmark, according to sources.
Kevin Rawlinson / BBC:
Twitter supports Internet Slowdown campaign along with Netflix, Reddit, Mozilla, Digg, more  —  Twitter, Netflix and Reddit hold net neutrality protest  —  Protesters rally in support of ‘net neutrality’ in May this year  —  Twitter, Netflix and Reddit will take part in an “internet slowdown” …

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