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September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM

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Consumer Reports Online:
Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed  —  We stress test Apple's new phones, plus comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTC  —  Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled “How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture …
William Alden / New York Times:
Marc Andreessen says many startups with high cash burn rates will vaporize when market turns  —  Marc Andreessen Sounds Warning on Start-Ups Burning Cash  —  Fretting over a possible downturn in Silicon Valley is now a mainstream pursuit.  —  Marc Andreessen, the prominent venture capitalist …
Reuters:
Alibaba pays $459 million for stake in Chinese hotel tech company  —  Traders work on the floor as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA”, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
RIAA: revenues from music streaming services have replaced those lost from online sales  —  Music Download Sales Drop, Replaced by Streaming: RIAA  —  For a very long time, any report on the state of the music business sounded like this: Digital download sales are rising, but not enough to make up for the drop in CD sales.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
As Roku grows, it's moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels  —  Getting your app onto Roku's platform is free.  But once you start to make real money, the company will ask you to sign a new deal — to the surprise of some publishers.  —  With 1,800 channels and growing …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close  —  For some, it may seem like there has always been Google, and it's always been the main way people have found things on the web.  But before Google, there was the Yahoo Directory and its hand-compiled list of websites, organized into topics.

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