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September 22, 2014, 5:05 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple plans to discontinue Beats Music streaming service, sources say  —  Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music  —  Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple won't shut down the Beats Music streaming service, but the Beats Music brand may change  —  Apple's Beats Music Brand May Go Away.  Apple's Beats Music Service Is Sticking Around.  —  Earlier this year, Apple bought Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion.
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
iPhone 6/6 Plus beat competition in browser and GPU benchmarks, web browsing battery life test  —  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results  —  While we're still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6.
Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
iPhone 6 Plus display is “best performing smartphone LCD we ever tested”, iPhone 6 “very good”  —  iPhone 6 Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  Introduction A key element for a great Smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top performing display …
Apple:
Apple sells over 10M iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in three days after launch, beating 9M iPhones sold in the same period last year  —  First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record  —  Apple® today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Google selects HTC to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet  —  HTC Returns to Tablets with Google Nexus Partnership  —  After disappointing sales of the Flyer tablet in 2011, HTC's executives said they'd swear off making tablets until they found a compelling reason to try again.  —  They have one now.
Jackgmarch Com / Jack March:
Source: 12″ Macbook Air has thinner fanless design, reversible USB Type C, no MagSafe  —  Exclusive: 12″ Macbook Air Design Details  —  You may remember a report from last week claiming that the MacBook Air was going to arrive in Space Grey, Gold, & Silver colours and launch in Mid 2015 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AT&T, Chernin buy majority stake in Fullscreen YouTube network, valuing it between $200-300M  —  AT&T & Chernin Buy Fullscreen, the Big YouTube Video Network  —  Otter Media, the Web video joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is confirming its deal to buy a controlling stake in Fullscreen …
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Wall Street Journal:
Merger talks between EMC and Hewlett-Packard recently broke down; EMC also talked with Dell  —  EMC Weighs Merger, Other Options  —  Pressed by Activist and With CEO Expected to Retire, Data-Storage Giant Reaches Crossroad  —  Data-storage giant EMC Corp. , under pressure from a shareholder activist …
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Rand Paul opening an office in SF, a sign he may court Silicon Valley for a presidential run  —  Eye on presidency?  Sen. Rand Paul to open office in Bay Area  —  Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the state GOP convention in Los Angeles.  His plan to set up an office in the Bay Area may indicate a run for president.

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