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September 23, 2014, 6:35 AM

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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 …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Beats Music brand will be shut down, product could be rolled into iTunes  —  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.
iClarified:
Apple Announces iOS 8 Adoption Has Already Reached 46%  —  Apple has announced that iOS 8 adoption has already reached 46%.  First spotted by iClarified, Apple quietly revealed the statistic on its App Store Distribution page.  —  The company says iOS 8 adoption reached 46% on September 21, 2014.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Eric Schmidt says Google will cut ties with ALEC because group is lying about climate change  —  Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars  —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.  —  JD Lasica  —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today said it was a …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Say hello to Talko: Ray Ozzie's startup wants to reinvent the phone call, starting with an iPhone app  —  What has Ray Ozzie been focusing on since leaving his position as Microsoft's chief software architect?  Here's the answer.  A new app and online service called Talko …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
MIT students behind Bitcoin mining tool Tidbit fight New Jersey subpoena demanding source code  —  MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code  —  Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary  —  Aviary just announced that it has been acquired by Adobe.  —  Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps.  Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been …
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
Google Must Improve Search Settlement or Face Charges, EU's Almunia Says  —  Antitrust Chief Says Investigation Hasn't Been Swayed by Political Pressure  —  BRUSSELS— Google Inc. must improve its proposal to settle European Union concerns over its search practices or face formal antitrust charges …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing  —  Summary: In other words, Red Hat is moving from Linux to OpenStack as its primary breadwinner.  —  Red Hat is in the midst of changing its image from a top Linux company to the future king of cloud computing.
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.
New York Times:
Sharing Economy Faces Patchwork of Guidelines in European Countries  —  LISBON — Start-ups like Uber and Airbnb want European consumers to embrace their companies.  Yet when it comes to persuading policy makers, these companies have run into regulatory hurdles that have exposed …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
A Year After It Was First Announced, PlayStation TV Headed to U.S. for $99  —  PlayStaton TV will be available October 14  —  Sony first announced the PlayStation Vita TV settop box over a year ago in Japan.  The tiny device is roughly comparable in concept and scope to the Roku 3 and Amazon Fire TV.

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