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September 29, 2014, 5:15 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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:
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center  —  Apple doesn't care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store.
More: 9to5Mac, MacNN and Shelly PalmerTweets: @andreipop
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.
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.
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
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