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September 17, 2014, 1:35 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone  —  Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago.  With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy  —  iPhone 6 Review: It's a Winner  —  After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which go on sale Friday.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 8 review: Apple empowers developers with Continuity, iCloud Drive, HealthKit, HomeKit, Pay  —  iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed  —  A big, developer-centric update completes the overhaul started in iOS 7.  —  “Huge for developers.  Massive for everyone else.”
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn struggles with iPhone 6 demand despite 200K workers making 540K phones/day  —  Foxconn Struggles to Meet New iPhone Demand  —  Apple fans may have to wait for weeks to get the new iPhones as Apple's major assembler Foxconn appears to be struggling to boost its production to meet strong demand.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon leaks smaller, lighter, 300 DPI high-res Voyage Kindle, launching Nov 4th  —  Kindle Voyage leaks on Amazon with a new way to turn pages  —  Amazon appears to be preparing to launch new Kindles.  Several listings spotted on the German version of Amazon show a new “Kindle Voyage” …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version could start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast  —  Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations  —  Consider Vertu, the company that sells $6,000 Android phones (and which, back in the day, sold $6,000 Symbian phones).
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Peter Thiel: Twitter execs probably smoke pot, Uber most ethically challenged company  —  Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs  —  Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, provides his play on social media company Twitter.  —  Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Sony's inability to sell smartphones is costing it $1.7 billion  —  Sony has just revised its annual earnings forecast with the addition of a major 180 billion yen (roughly $1.7 billion) “goodwill impairment charge.”  This relates to Sony's Mobile Communications (MC) business …
Ravi Grover / Facebook Developers:
Facebook adds label cohorts and retention charts to app analytics for developers  —  Introducing improved analytics tools for app developers  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're launching new tools within App Insights to let you better measure the performance of your app among specific groups …
Ganesh T S / AnandTech:
Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup  —  Home Automation and Control - Setting the Stage  —  The increasing popularity of home automation (HA) equipment has fueled the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.  However, the low barrier to entry …
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:
Google's rumored Android Silver program put on hold after departure of senior VP Nikesh Arora  —  Google Might Postpone Its Radical Plan To Change The Way Android Phones Are Sold  —  Google might delaying its rumored Android Silver program, a re-branding effort that would give high-end Android smartphones …

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