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September 20, 2014, 12:05 PM

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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Alibaba closes first day of trading on NYSE at $93.89 per share, up 38% from IPO price of $68  —  Alibaba Closes Up 38% at $93.89, Volume Falls Off  —  Alibab Group Holdings (BABA), after opening at $92.70, up 36% from its offer price of $68, slipped in afternoon trading then steadily worked …
Jonathan Zdziarski / Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain:
With iOS 8, forensics tools can still obtain your camera reel, third-party app data, iTunes media, and more  —  Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement's Reach... Yet.  —  In a recent announcement, Apple stated that they no longer unlock iOS (8) devices for law enforcement.
Larry Kim / WordStream:
Creating a Google+ profile is no longer mandatory when signing up for Gmail  —  Mandatory Google+ Gmail Integration Quietly Shelved  —  Google has gone to valiant lengths to convince us that rumors of Google+'s demise have been greatly exaggerated, but Google is no longer forcing new Gmail users …
Stephen Wolfram / Wolfram Blog:
Tweet-a-Program: tweet a Wolfram Language program to @WolframTaP, and a bot returns the result  —  Introducing Tweet-a-Program  —  In the Wolfram Language a little code can go a long way.  And to use that fact to let everyone have some fun, today we're introducing Tweet-a-Program.
More: Engadget
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China from September 23 to sometime later this year  —  Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China  —  Gamers in China hoping to get their hands on the Xbox One will have to wait a little longer than expected.  Microsoft announced late Friday that …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Evolution, a Silk Road successor tolerating trade in stolen credit cards, triples its listings in five months  —  The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market  —  In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market's endless demand.
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Hearst Starts Silicon Valley Development Unit, Acquires BranchOut Assets  —  Hearst Corp. on Friday announced the launch of a new digital development unit in Silicon Valley to build new apps and services across the publisher's diversified media properties.  —  Leading the new group …
Hayden Dingman / PC World:
Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit's firmware, schematics, and mechanics  —  Kicking off the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles this weekend, Oculus's Nirav Patel announced that the original Oculus Rift developer kit (DK1) is now fully open-source, with the exception …
More: GitHub and VR Focus
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Online court archive PACER says it will restore access to missing records  —  The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (or AO) has a plan to restore online access to documents that were controversially removed in August from PACER, the online system for accessing public court records, a spokesperson said.

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