September 23, 2014, 8:45 PM

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Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets  —  As highlighted in a few reports shared in the MacRumors forums, a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent their phones after carrying the devices in their pockets just days after launch.
Chris Martin / PC Advisor:
Samsung exits laptop market in Europe “for now” after decline in PC market  —  Exclusive: Samsung exits laptop market including Chromebooks  —  Following in the path of Sony and its Vaio PCs, Samsung has decided to exit the laptop market stopping sales of Ativ Windows …
Philip Kollar / Polygon:
Blizzard cancels its next-gen MMO Titan after seven years  —  Blizzard has officially canceled development on its mysterious next-generation massively multiplayer game Titan.  The company confirmed the news to Polygon in a recent interview.  —  This revelation comes after at least seven years …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mobile Wallet Laughingstock Clinkle Finally Launches To Let You Pay Friends And Earn “Treats”  —  After 17 months of jokes about vaporware college payments startup Clinkle, its iOS and Android apps finally launched today at a few colleges.  Clinkle lets you pay friends, get a pre-paid Visa …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple  —  Apple has acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don't require any knowledge of code.  The company is essentially a magazine-focused version of iBooks Author …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450 4-core GPU, enhanced Cyclone CPU cores, 4MB L3 Cache  —  Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More  —  One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple's annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple's newest SoC.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Steven Levy / Medium:
Lotus Notes inventor and ex-Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie wants to make phone calls more like collaborative documents with Talko  —  Brave New Phone Call  —  Ray Ozzie's new app Talko hopes to give people their voices back  —  I. … It's not an abstract subject for the 58-year entrepreneur.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
FTC sues Bitcoin miner maker Butterfly Labs, alleging fraudulent and deceptive practices  —  Feds say Bitcoin miner maker Butterfly Labs ran “systematic deception” [Updated]  —  Sonny Vleisides (right), is Butterfly Labs' co-founder and largest shareholder.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow  —  Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is.  The founder of search giant Google's factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company's driverless car project …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
PayPal integrates Bitcoin processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin for merchants in the US and Canada  —  PayPal today announced partnerships with three leading Bitcoin payment processors: BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin.  The eBay-owned company wants to help digital goods merchants accept Bitcoin payments …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Microsoft announces $59.95 Wireless Display Adapter for streaming Miracast devices to your TV  —  Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter connects your Miracast devices to HDTVs  —  The first 10 to 15 minutes of any presentation usually involves trying to figure out which cable connects to the TV.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Radius Raises $54.7 Million to Improve Sales Leads Using Big Data … Marketing automation software, which delivers sales prospects to customers, has generated some big companies-last year, Marketo Inc. went public and has a market cap of $1.26 billion, and HubSpot Inc. filed in August to raise up to $100 million in an IPO.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Tiger Global raises $1.5B pool to invest in private companies, 5 months after last $1.5B raise  —  Exclusive: Tiger Global raising another huge fund  —  Tiger Global has begun raising another $1.5 billion to invest in private companies, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.

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