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September 11, 2014, 11:55 AM

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New York Times:
Release of iPhone 6 Delayed in China  —  BEIJING — Apple is facing a potential setback in China, one of its biggest and fastest-growing markets, after the much-anticipated introductions here of the new iPhone models were delayed.  —  On Wednesday, Apple told China's three big state-owned …
Dan DeSilva / 9to5Mac:
Apple revamps purchasing process at retail stores with digital queueing system Reservation Pass, that syncs inventory and sends texts  —  Apple aims to make buying an iPhone 6 easier at its stores with new digital queue system  —  Apple has its product launches down to a science.
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac:
iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: notable differences include the display, camera, battery life  —  Big vs. bigger: Which iPhone 6 deserves a place in your pocket? … For the second consecutive year, Apple has delivered not one but two new iPhones.  Unlike the iPhone 5c, however …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
New U2 album gets pushed to iTunes users by default, may appear on your iPhone automatically  —  U2's new album is showing up on your iPhone whether you want it or not  —  U2's new Songs of Innocence.  —  U2  —  I'm not here to tell you what music you should be listening to …
Benjamin Clymer / HODINKEE:
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos)  —  I'm not even sure we can call it a watch.  Okay, it goes on the wrist, and it happens to tell the time, but that's about where the similarities between Apple's just announced watch and the hand-assembled …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
How the SuperVision algorithm, developed in 2012, marked the turning point in image recognition when machines surpassed humans  —  The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever  —  Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Western Digital unveils world's first 10TB hard drive: Helium-filled, shingled recording  —  In what can only be described as the hard drive equivalent of Game of Thrones, Western Digital's HGST has announced the world's first 10-terabyte hard drive: the helium-filled Ultrastar He10.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Uber's Revenue Is 12 Times The Size of Lyft's, New Study Says  —  The bitter battle between Uber and Lyft isn't exactly a close fight.  —  According to new research that draws on credit and debit card transactions by 3.8 million Americans, Uber's revenue was about 12 times that of its rival between May 2013 and May 2014.
More: Fortune
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support  —  Yesterday was a huge — huge! — day for Apple, as it unveiled new and bigger phones, its first smartwatch, and a new wireless, NFC-based payments system: Apple Pay.  —  Apple announced a long list of financial …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Peer-To-Peer Airport Car Rental Startup FlightCar Raises Another $13.5M Led By GGV Capital  —  FlightCar wants to enable its users to rent out their cars at airports all around the country, and today is announcing that it has raised an additional $13.5 million to help fund that expansion.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
LaCie d2 External Hard Drives Upgraded With Thunderbolt 2, SSD Option  —  LaCie today updated its d2 desktop storage hard drives, adding an aluminum unibody, dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, and an optional SSD upgrade.  Designed to be a companion device to the Mac Pro, the d2 is aimed at audio/video/photography professionals.
Alexander Howard / E Pluribus Unum:
“Internet Slowdown Day” sends over 111,000* new comments on net neutrality to FCC  —  Today, dozens of websites “slowed down” for a cause, collectively advocating against Open Internet rules proposed by the Federal Communication.  None of the participants in today's “Internet Slowdown Day” …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210, even the cheapest smartphones will get LTE  —  While Qualcomm's dominating the premium and mid-range smartphone space, MediaTek's been taking care of the other end of the spectrum until it launched its premium LTE octa-core chipset recently.

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