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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as Apple preps 4K desktop & 12-inch Retina MacBook  —  While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources.

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Josh Ong / The Next Web: Former Google Maps architect launches PlaceUs, an iPhone app for smart location sharing  —  Alohar Mobile, the location startup led by ex-Google Maps architect Sam Liang, today launched a new iPhone app called PlaceUs that tries to add contextual intelligence to location sharing.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Dropbox Gets Down To Business, Adds More Sharing Features And Search For Enterprises  —  Dropbox, now at 300 million users globally, says that there are 4 million businesses today using its cloud-based platform to store, distribute and share documents.  But of those, only around 80,000 …

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Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press: Thieves bought StubHub tickets using customer account credentials obtained in other breaches  —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner  —  Building a drone's hardware and software from scratch is tough and expensive, but open source drone kits are inflexible.  So to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial uses from agriculture …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion  —  Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014.  The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: What ‘one Windows’ really means: one group developing all Windows variants on a common core; unified store and developer platform  —  What ‘one Windows’ really means (and doesn't)  —  Summary: Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles?

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Preview of Foursquare 8.0, the redesigned exploration app that launches in a few weeks  —  The next age of Foursquare begins today  —  Foursquare needed a fresh start, so it created a brand new identity  —  In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two.

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Docker acquires Orchard Laboratories to beef up its tool collection  —  The cloud darling's purchase of the London-based two-man development shop is the company's first acquisition since changing its name from DotCloud to Docker.  —  Docker, the container management startup that's taken …

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Sean Portnoy / ZDNet: Intel launches SSD Pro 2500 family of hardware-based self-encrypting drives  —  Summary: The business-friendly solid-state-storage lineup comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 formats with capacities up to 480GB.  —  Rather than emphasize blazing-fast data-transfer speeds like the Solid-State Drive Data Center Family …

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Fahmida Y. Rashid / Security Watch: Nigerian Scammers Adopting More Sophisticated Attacks  —  Those Nigerian princes have new tricks up their sleeves.  —  Remember those 419 scams?  These were the often-poorly-written email messages purporting to be from a wealthy individual willing to pay lavishly for help transferring his or her wealth out of the country.

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Andrew Nusca / Fortune: How Code2040 fellowship programs connect blacks and hispanics with Silicon Valley tech firms  —  In tech, some minorities are too minor.  This group wants to change that.  —  Before Randi Williams spent last summer in San Francisco, the 19-year-old computer-engineering student from Maryland …

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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal: YouTube Music's Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service  —  The head of YouTube's effort to launch a music subscription service is leaving, marking yet another hurdle for the long-delayed project.  —  Chris LaRosa, YouTube's product manager in charge of music, will be leaving Google this Friday to join a startup.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App  —  Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world …

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Shara Tibken / CNET: Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday  —  Apple users, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes your way Thursday  —  Apple is set to release the beta version of its new Mac operating system to the public.  —  Apple unveiled Mac OS X Yosemite in June at its Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta  —  The first public OS X beta in over a decade brings quite a few changes with it.  —  It's not difficult to get your hands on pre-release Apple software.  For a mere $198 a year ($99 each for OS X and iOS) …

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Chris Kanaracus / PC World: Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data  —  Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.  —  Revelytix developed Loom, a metadata management system compatible with a number …

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Dmitri Sarle / ArcticStartup: Google Acquires Helsinki Based drawElements for 8 Figures  —  Yet another exit for the Nordics.  The normally slow summer is turning into a shopping spree by the big players as the Helsinki based drawElements is acquired by Google.  The exact amount behind the transaction is not disclosed …

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Noelle Chun / The Official Motorola Blog: Now You Can Unlock Your Moto X with a Digital Tattoo  —  A phone should be as unique as you are—not only in the design of your device, but how you use it.  Last year at the All Things D “D11” conference, Regina Dugan talked about new digital tattoo technology that would make it easier to unlock your phone.

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Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired: The history of autocorrect, as explained by its creator Dean Hachamovitch, and its evolution  —  The Fasinatng ... Frustrating ... Fascinating History of Autocorrect  —  Invoke the word  —  autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical …

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: Microsoft launches $114 Lumia 530 with 4-inch display.  Hits Europe next month  —  Microsoft has today announced a new member of its Lumia range in the form of the low-end Lumia 530, which will arrive from the start of next month in Europe.  —  Priced at €85 before taxes or local subsidies …

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Tom Ivan / CVG: UK pirates will merely receive warnings from next year  —  Harsher penalty plans abandoned; no sanctions for ignoring new alerts system  —  UK households that repeatedly pirate music and movies online are to receive warning letters beginning in 2015.  —  The voluntary copyright alert programme …

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Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal: Data Point: It Looks Like 30 Is the Ceiling for How Many Apps People Use  —  Younger people spend more time on apps and use more of them each month, though there seems to be a ceiling to how many people ultimately will use.  —  People in the U.S. aged 18-24 spend on average about 37 hours …

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Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals: Apple Campus 2 permits show $25M tunnel, $171M underground theater  —  Eight months after Apple Inc. received final approval from the city of Cupertino to build Apple Campus 2, construction on the Mac maker's new campus is generating the kind of interest usually reserved for a new iPhone launch.

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Julie Bort / Business Insider: Microsoft to merge three versions of Windows into one converged OS for all screen sizes  —  Satya Nadella Just Made The Single Best (And Most Obvious) Decision For Microsoft Windows  —  Satya Nadella just confirmed that the company was going to merge all of its major versions of Windows into one huge Windows platform.

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