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October 1, 2014, 6:20 PM

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Bloomberg:
Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year  —  Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year …
Robert Sullivan / Vogue:
A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch  —  How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.  —  I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans  —  Verizon's “network optimization” policy would have restricted speeds for its heaviest unlimited data users when the LTE network was congested.  But Big Red is now nixing the controversial plan.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
This Is The Motorola Nexus 6: A 5.9" QHD Display, 3200mAh+ Battery, Dual Front-Facing Speakers, And More  —  If you've been keeping up with any tech blogs over the past couple of weeks, you know that the next Nexus phone has been a hot topic.  We saw rumored specs and rumored hardware photos …
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History  —  Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It's dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches Sway, a new Office application for creating elegant interactive presentations on the web, now available in preview  —  Microsoft adds new Sway presentation application to the Office family  —  Summary: Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available starting today in preview form …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community  —  Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests  —  Drag queens will be able to post under their stage names, the company says  —  Facebook said today it would build new authentication tools …
Bloomberg:
Box Said to Delay IPO Until 2015 Amid Market Volatility  —  Box Inc., the cloud-storage provider that filed for an initial public offering in March, will postpone its market debut, which probably won't happen until 2015 because of volatile market conditions, people familiar with the matter said.
John Graham-Cumming / CloudFlare:
Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems  —  On Wednesday of last week, details of the Shellshock bash bug emerged.  This bug started a scramble to patch computers, servers, routers, firewalls, and other computing appliances using vulnerable versions of bash.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook  —  LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook's future in Hollywood.
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
Google removes news snippets for some German sites after publishers sought cut of ad revenue  —  Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results  —  In a move to minimize legal risks, Google has stopped showing news snippets and thumbnails for some well-known German news sites in search results.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks  —  Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the American west.  —  The breaches follow in the wake of other recent breaches …
More: Gizmodo
David Harris / bizjournals:
Twitter to invest $10M in MIT social media research lab  —  Social media giant Twitter will invest $10 million over five years to support the newly launched Laboratory for Social Machines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the aim of analyzing various trends across social media.

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