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September 10, 2014, 8:30 AM

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Apple:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
Apple:
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel's Edison development platform for wearables and Internet of Things now shipping  —  IDF 2014: Intel Edison Development Platform Now Shipping  —  As part of today's IDF 2014 keynote, Intel has announced that their Edison development platform is now shipping.
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 …
Patrick McGuire / Motherboard:
Motherboard contacts two people in control of Bitcoin founder's email, and one claims the other is Satoshi  —  The Satoshi Nakamoto Email Hacker Says He's Negotiating with the Bitcoin Founder  —  Last night, an anonymous poster published a ransom note on Pastebin, saying he or she would release …

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