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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.

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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.

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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Chartbeat gets certified to measure attention, tries to move advertising away from clicks and pageviews  —  Web analytics firm Chartbeat says it is the first to be certified by the Media Ratings Council for a new way of measuring the actual attention of readers, as part of a move to get publishers …

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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch: Tango's new Labs initiative launches Tango Music Pix, its first stand-alone app that lets you create photo and song slideshows  —  Tango Music Pix Returns To The App Store For Its Official Launch  —  Earlier this year, we noticed that Tango had released a new app to the App Store called “Tango Music Pix.”

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Buster Hein / Cult of Mac: Apple poaches Visa's NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe  —  Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets - will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple's is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.

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Steve Dent / Engadget: Jawbone's trackerless Up app syncs with Apple Health, other fitness services  —  As it promised mere weeks ago, Jawbone has launched a new version of Up for iOS that syncs data from numerous health services and doesn't require its own tracker.  Confusingly, the Jawbone app which does require …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Adobe's Creative Cloud apps coming to Chromebooks, starting with an in-browser, beta version of Photoshop for US-based educational customers  —  Adobe brings Creative Cloud to Chromebooks starting w/ ‘Project Photoshop Streaming’ beta  —  Google announced a new partnership with Adobe today …

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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 …

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Stephen Konig / Google Chrome Blog: Google and Adobe announce Creative Cloud for Chromebooks, will start with streaming version of Photoshop for US-based Adobe education customers  —  Adobe joins the Chromebook party, starting with Photoshop  —  [Cross-posted on the Google for Education blog]  —  Chromebooks are fast, easy to use and secure.

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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 Threshold story  —  Summary: Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold.

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Tim Worstall / Forbes: The European Commission Is Not About To Fine Apple; Nor Even To Accuse The Company Of Anything  —  Several newspapers seem to have got themselves into a bit of a tizzy about an upcoming announcement from the European Commission over the tax affairs of Apple .

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in 7 languages  —  Circle, one of the giants of the bitcoin world, is finally allowing the general public to try out the service.  Its offering is tailored to the global market.  —  Circle is one of the big dogs of bitcoin …

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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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