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September 29, 2014, 3:00 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite in late testing within Apple, could launch soon  —  A new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to our sources who have used the future desktop computer.  While the machine will sport …
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare:
CloudFlare launches Universal SSL for free, doubling the number of encrypted websites to 4M  —  Introducing Universal SSL  —  The team at CloudFlare is excited to announce the release of Universal SSL™.  Beginning today, we will support SSL connections to every CloudFlare customer …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren't Facebook  —  Investors and analysts spent years clamoring for Facebook to start up an ad network, and earlier this year it obliged them.  —  And now Facebook is rolling out another one.  —  Caveat — this isn't an ad network in a formal sense.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
AppleInsider:
European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland  —  The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal “state aid” to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007 …
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft to open flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan sometime in 2015  —  Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue Store  —  Flagship Store to Take Over Fendi Space  —  Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.  —  The software company confirmed …
FireEye Blog:
FireEye observes significant amount of malicious traffic leveraging Shellshock bug in Bash, suspects this is a dry run before a potentially larger-scale attack  —  Shellshock in the Wild  —  Michael Lin, James Bennett and David Bianco  —  The exploitation of the BASH bug, now widely referred to as “Shellshock”, is in full swing.
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
San Francisco-based personal finance service Credit Karma raises $75M at a valuation over $1B  —  Credit Karma Tops $1 Billion Valuation For Personal-Finance Tools  —  Hoping to do for personal finance what Expedia and other sites did for travel, Credit Karma Inc. has raised $75 million …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Adobe's Creative Cloud apps coming to Chromebooks, starting with an in-browser, beta version of Photoshop for US-based educational customers  —  Adobe brings Creative Cloud to Chromebooks starting w/ ‘Project Photoshop Streaming’ beta  —  Google announced a new partnership with Adobe today …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next  —  On-demand shipping startup Shyp is now officially expanding beyond San Francisco, launching its service in New York City after just a few weeks in private beta.  In addition, the company is today announcing that its service will land in Miami …
More: VentureBeatTweets: @hunterwalk
Sonja Cheung / Wall Street Journal:
Google Capital Makes First China Investment, Backs InnoLight … Google Capital, a growth-stage vehicle backed by U.S. Internet giant Google Inc., has made its first investment in China.  —  The firm, along with Chinese venture firm Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round totaling $38 million …
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple poaches Visa's NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe  —  Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets - will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple's is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
HP Starts Shipping 64-bit ARM Servers  —  Nearly three years after HP first introduced project Moonshot and showed a prototype Redstone platform, a server based on an ARM Server-on-Chip by now-bankrupt Calxeda, the company announced on Monday general availability of two models of ARM servers in its Moonshot line.
More: eWeek, ZDNet and Inquirer
Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters:
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
With Perspective From Both Sides of His Desk, F.C.C. Chairman Ponders Net Neutrality  —  WASHINGTON — As a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, Tom Wheeler played a role in shaping almost every major telecommunications policy and innovation over the last three decades.

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