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September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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.
John Brownlee / Co.Design:
iPod Mastermind Tony Fadell On The Death Of The iPod: “You Can't Get Too Nostalgic”  —  After 13 years, the iPod Classic is dead.  Google's Tony Fadell tells us what killed the iPod, and why we shouldn't be bummed about it.  —  What does it feel like to lose your design child?
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 …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Home Depot's former security architect had history of techno-sabotage  —  “We sell hammers” was the justification Home Depot managers gave for cheaping out on security to IT employees.  —  WestportWiki  —  When Home Depot suffered a breach of transaction data that exposed …
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
SquareTrade breakability tests show iPhone 6/6 Plus are the most durable iPhones yet  —  iPhone 6 Is the Most Durable iPhone Yet, Says Insurer  —  The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be the largest iPhones Apple has ever made, but they're also the toughest, according to SquareTrade, a gadget insurer that publishes a “breakability” index.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO, Amazon Prime and Broadband for $40 a Month at AT&T  —  It's still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not.  —  But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the model, at least at the margins.
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 …
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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Electronista:
UPS Store expands 3D printing services to nearly 100 locations  —  In-store 3D printing facilities offered in more markets  —  Delivery company UPS is making its 3D printing service more widely available at its stores across the United States.  After an initial test with six markets …

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