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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 …

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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.

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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land: Google Beefs Up Mobile Ad Offerings For Brands With New Formats & Tools  —  As Advertising Week in New York City kicks off, Google is introducing new mobile display formats and tools that will be roll out over the coming months.  The push to make it easier for advertisers to run campaigns …

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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.

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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 …

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Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune: Instagram founder Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart's board  —  Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom will join Wal-Mart's board of directors as its 15th member, effective Monday.  —  He won't be the lone tech executive either: Systrom joins Yahoo YHOO CEO Marissa Mayer as a board member of the world's largest retailer.

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Gerry Shih / Reuters: Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday  —  (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK) will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) (IBM.N) x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2.1 billion, giving the Chinese tech firm the firepower to win business clients from U.S. rivals.

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform  —  Big-data ecommerce analytics startup Qubit, which provides online retailers and their marketers with tools to optimize sales by conducting A/B testing and personalizing the content each user sees, has announced …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: It's official: Microsoft finally launches Xbox One in China  —  Above: Microsoft's Xbox One launch in China  —  Microsoft said that it has finally launched its Xbox One video game console in China.  That's a first for Microsoft, since China's console ban has been in effect for the entire …

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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 …

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Liana B. Baker / Reuters: Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion  —  (Reuters) - Business software maker Tibco Software Inc (TIBX.O) said buyout firm Vista Equity Partners had agreed to take it private for $4.3 billion.  —  Vista will pay $24 per share in cash for Tibco, representing a 26 percent premium …

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Larry Seltzer / ZDNet: Shellshock makes Heartbleed look insignificant  —  Summary: The new vulnerability in the Bash shell is the worst we've seen in many years.  No software on critical systems can be assumed as safe.  —  Somehow there always seems to be another Internet security disaster around the corner.

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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 …

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Brian Heater / Digital Trends: Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop … It's not a particularly well-produced video.  There are no titles, no credits — no contextual information at all, really.  The image is shaky, the sound full of static.  The whole thing could have been shot on a phone.

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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 …

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David Meyer / Gigaom: Uber tries to get German cab drivers on board with UberTaxi launch  —  After courts in Hamburg and Berlin upheld bans on Uber's services, the company announced the opening of its traditional-taxi-friendly UberTaxi service in those cities.  —  Uber has introduced its UberTaxi service in Berlin and Hamburg …

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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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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 …

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Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia: Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests  —  Last night marked a historic moment in Hong Kong as peaceful demonstrators fell subject to police aggression.  Under the banner of Occupy Central, tens of thousands of locals (organizers say 60,000 …

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Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal: 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 that it will be setting up shop at 677 Fifth Ave. as it continues to expand its retail presence …

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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 …

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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.

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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica: Samsung Gear VR hands-on: a solid virtual reality experience, but lack of lateral head tracking noticeable  —  Hands-on: Gear VR is better than smartphone VR has a right to be  —  Over the last few years, I've tried a number of virtual reality “solutions” that involve popping a smartphone …

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with database and Java available as a service  —  Oracle detailed on Sunday evening its upgraded cloud suite that includes the ability for customers to use its flagship database in the cloud as well as on-premise.  Executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison talked …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking  —  As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices.

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