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September 22, 2014, 10:50 AM

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Apple:
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, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia …
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.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Behind the precarious rise of Zenefits, which makes software to simplify HR and employee benefits  —  Zenefits' Leader Is Rattling an Industry, So Why Is He Stressed Out?  —  Parker Conrad's start-up, Zenefits, is thought to be one of the fastest-growing companies in recent Silicon Valley history …
Businessweek:
Tim Cook Q&A: The Full Interview on iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch  —  Tim Cook was jubilant.  It was Sept. 10, a day after the introduction of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., and Apple's (AAPL) chief executive officer couldn't have been happier about reactions from the audience and the media.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @iankar_ and @peard33
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Profile of Cisco's team behind several key products, financed via the unusual “spin-in” model  —  Why Cisco Has Showered These 3 Men With Billions Of Dollars  —  There are three legendary engineers at Cisco known as “the heart, soul and brains” of the company: Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, and Luca Cafiero.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon has held a secret retreat for authors called “Campfire” for four years, but this weekend some Hachette supporters weren't invited  —  A Writerly Chill at Bezos' Fire  —  When Jeff Bezos tells writers to keep quiet, they obey.  —  Every fall, Mr. Bezos, the founder of Amazon …
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
US banks are reluctant to partner with Bitcoin startups, especially those without VC backing  —  How Bitcoin's Banking Crunch is Holding Back US Startups  —  Following its May launch, QuickCoin captured attention with its novel integration of Facebook's ubiquitous social media platform …
Tweets: @coindesk
Bloomberg:
Stripe's integration with Apple Pay marks another big win for the 5-year-old startup  —  Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s list of partners for its new Apple Pay service reads like a Who's Who of the payments world, including Visa Inc. and First Data Corp.
Tweets: @emilychangtv
Austin Mann:
Photographer extensively tests new iPhone cameras in Iceland, praises low light improvements  —  iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review: Iceland  —  v  —  This year I had the opportunity to be at Apple's Keynote where they announced the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Watch.

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Microsoft:
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