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September 27, 2014, 2:10 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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FUD: Former FBI Guy Lies, Claiming New Mobile Encryption Would Have Resulted In Dead Kidnap Subject  —  Yesterday, we wrote about law enforcement freaking out over the announcements from both Apple and Google that they'd start encrypting phones by default, better protecting data on those phones …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
SK Telecom Agrees to Acquire Shopkick  —  Deal Would Give SK Telecom New Foray Into U.S.  —  South Korean wireless firm SK Telecom Co. has agreed to acquire shopping-loyalty app Shopkick Inc., according to two people familiar with the deal.  —  The acquisition would give SK Telecom …
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Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber driver charged in San Francisco after allegedly hitting passenger in the head with a hammer  —  Uber driver accused of hammer attack on San Francisco rider  —  An Uber driver is accused of seriously injuring a passenger by bashing him on the head with a hammer in San Francisco's Bernal …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Fresh grocery delivery business launching in New York City as early as October  —  Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Launching in New York City  —  Amazon is preparing to start its Fresh grocery delivery business in New York City as early as next month, according to two people …
More: GeekWire and Seeking AlphaTweets: @delreyThanks:@delrey

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