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Walt Mossberg / Re/code: iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy  —  iPhone 6 Review: It's a Winner  —  After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which go on sale Friday.

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Abhirup Roy / Reuters: Adobe profit fell 46% in Q3; paid subscribers for Creative Cloud rose by 500K  —  Adobe revenue forecast misses, shares slip  —  (Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc's (ADBE.O) forecast disappointing revenue for this quarter and reported lower quarterly sales at its digital media business …

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Ahmed Ghappour / Just Security: Justice Department Proposal Would Massively Expand FBI Extraterritorial Surveillance  —  A Department of Justice proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to hack into computers of people attempting to protect their anonymity on the Internet.

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Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft raises its dividend by 11%, adds Kraft and Visa execs to board as Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon retire  —  Microsoft announces board changes and quarterly dividend increase  —  Teri List-Stoll of Kraft and Charles W. Scharf of Visa to join board; Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon …

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: House bill would prohibit businesses from fining customers for negative reviews  —  Congress takes on businesses that fine customers for bad reviews  —  The fight over whether companies can stop customers from posting bad reviews is going national.  Today, Reps. Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing  —  Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family.  It's clumsy and confusing doing that with the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone  —  Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone.

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: Rackspace no longer exploring sale, names current president Taylor Rhodes CEO, falls 17% after hours  —  Rackspace No Longer for Sale, Names New CEO  —  Rackspace, the cloud computing player that has been for sale since May, ended that process today, saying it intends to remain independent.

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Handybook Rebrands As Handy In An Effort To Become Amazon For Home Services  —  What's in a name?  As it turns out, a lot.  —  That's the thinking behind Handybook's decision to rebrand itself simply as “Handy.”  The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via a web and mobile app …

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Dennis Keohane / BetaBoston: Product design startup GrabCAD acquired by Stratasys for $100 million  —  Computer-aided design (CAD) startup GrabCAD of Cambridge has been acquired by Stratasys (SSYS), a Minnesota-based 3D printer and 3D production systems maker.  Although terms of the deal were not disclosed …

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Smart thermostat maker Ecobee pokes Nest with a striking redesign  —  And the promise of lower heating and cooling bills  —  One of the first things Stuart Lombard will tell you is how much he spent on the solar panels that are on top of his house.  It's not to brag so much as to explain …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Two-factor verification for iCloud.com is back following recent hacks  —  Back in June, Apple rolled out a two-factor authentication system for the iCloud.com suite of web apps.  The feature quickly disappeared, but today, users are noticing that it has returned.

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Jason Verge / Data Center Knowledge: Data Center Security Startup vArmour Emerges from Stealth  —  Data center security startup vArmour has come out of stealth.  The company recently raised a $15 million series C after proving itself with several enterprises and service providers, but has not, until now, said what it does.

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Andy McDonald / Digital TV Europe: Netflix goes live in Germany, partners with Deutsche Telekom  —  Netflix has gone live today in Germany and has signed a distribution partnership with Deutsche Telekom in the latest leg of its European expansion.  —  Under the terms of the partnership deal, Netflix's app will be available …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Round two of Microsoft layoffs coming September 18: Sources  —  Summary: Microsoft will continue with its planned layoffs of 18,000 with job cuts across nearly all divisions of the company with its second wave of cuts later this week.  —  Later this week, Microsoft will lay off another group …

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear and Share extension for iOS 8, updates Office Lens for Windows Phone  —  Microsoft today made three major OneNote announcements.  The company launched OneNote for Android Wear and a Share extension for iOS 8, as well as updated Office Lens for Windows Phone.

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Dave Hoch / Lead-Gen Blog: Time in App Increases by 21% Across All Apps  —  Though 20% of apps are opened only once, people are becoming more attached to apps overall.  According to Localytics data, the amount of time people spend in apps has increased by 21% over the last year.  People are engaging with mobile …

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Eugene Kim / Business Insider: YC's Altman and notable founders to teach Stanford startup course; lectures will appear online  —  Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, And Marissa Mayer Want To Teach You ‘How To Start A Startup’  —  Some of the most prominent investors and entrepreneurs are joining startup incubator Y Combinator's Sam Altman …

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Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal: Chinese Worker Detained for Giving Customers a Sneak Peek at iPhone 6  —  Apple's new iPhone 6 might not be available in mainland China any time soon.  But, according to local authorities, plenty of people there have already wrapped their hands around its contours.

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award vs. Apple  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Quidsi co-founder Marc Lore raises an additional $20M for secretive e-commerce startup Jet  —  Quidsi Co-Founder Raises An Additional $20M For A New E-Commerce Biz  —  In less than a year after leaving Amazon, Quidsi co-founder Marc Lore began work on a new startup called Jet.com.

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Doug Henschen / InformationWeek: IBM announces freemium cloud-based Watson Analytics service for businesses, plans beta soon  —  IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed  —  IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making.  Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?

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Liz Gannes / Re/code: Y Combinator Releases Its Curriculum as a Stanford Class — and Online  —  Especially in boom times, Stanford has a reputation for being a channel for ambitious young techies to plug themselves into Silicon Valley, sometimes in lieu of academics.  —  Now it's coming true, literally.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft introduces “Universal Mobile Keyboard”, built for iOS, Android, and Windows; to be released this October for $79.95  —  Microsoft creates a keyboard for iOS and Android tablets  —  Microsoft has created a keyboard designed for iOS, Android, and Windows tablets.

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: Misfit announces Flash, a plastic $50 wearable that tracks fitness and sleep  —  Misfit Wearables Launches The Flash, A More Affordable Fitness And Sleep Tracker  —  Misfit Wearables, which has sold roughly 600,000 metallic, quarter-sized activity trackers or Shines, has launched a more affordable fitness wearable called the Flash.

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