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September 29, 2014, 6:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple developing iOS 8.1, 8.2, & 8.3 in shift for 2015 launches  —  Starting with iOS 5 in 2011, Apple has released a major new iOS version each fall and a notable follow-up update early in the following year.  For example, iOS 6 launched in September 2012 and was updated to iOS 6.1 in January …
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 …
New York Times:
Gray market for iPhones in China dries up, driving iPhone 6 price down from $1960 to $1060  —  Glum Sign for Apple in China: Smuggled iPhones Go Begging  —  HONG KONG — When Apple's latest iPhones went on sale this month in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, among the hip urbanites …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
In Threshold, Microsoft will introduce new methods for building, testing, and updating Windows  —  Why Microsoft's engineering changes will be the real Windows 9 (Threshold) story  —  Summary: Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold.
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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 …
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.
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 …
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:
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
eMusic will no longer offer songs from big labels, focusing only on indies starting Oct. 1  —  EMusic Returns to Indie Roots Amid Shift in Online Market  —  EMusic, a pioneering digital music store that has struggled to find its place in the rapidly shifting online market, has changed directions again.
More: GigaomTweets: @sisario
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 …
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Zalando Worth $6.8 Billion After Pricing IPO At More Than $27 A Share  —  Zalando, Europe's largest online-only fashion retailer priced shares on Monday at $27.28 (21.50 Euros) for its upcoming initial public offering, valuing itself at $6.8 billion (5.3 billion Euros) according to sources.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Chartbeat gets certified to measure attention, tries to move advertising away from clicks and pageviews  —  Web analytics firm Chartbeat says it is the first to be certified by the Media Ratings Council for a new way of measuring the actual attention of readers, as part of a move to get publishers …
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP adds to its Windows Stream line, with laptops from $200, tablets from $100, available November  —  Hewlett-Packard reveals HP Stream series of skinny laptops and tablets  —  Hewlett-Packard is stretching the limits of design with the announcement today of the colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets.

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