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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg: Facebook testing feature in mobile app to enable keyword search of old posts from friends  —  Facebook Test Lets Users Search Old Posts by Keyword  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) is testing a feature for its mobile application that lets people search through old posts from friends by keyword …

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Reuters: Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation …

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Mozilla rolls out sponsored tiles to Firefox Nightly's new tab page  —  Mozilla has rolled out directory tiles, the company's advertising experiment for its browser's new tab page, to the Firefox Nightly channel.  We installed the latest browser build to give the sponsored ads a test drive.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple builds a hidden structure at Flint Center, site of Mac unveiling, ahead of Sept. 9 event  —  Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event  —  Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device.

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Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom Said Open to T-Mobile Talks at $35/Share  —  Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) is willing to negotiate a sale of its T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) unit, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., if an offer values the business at $35 a share or more, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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Rachel King / ZDNet: Huddle adds publishing platform, analytics to collaboration portfolio  —  Summary: The new products are designed to complement Huddle's existing intelligent recommendation engine for surfacing relevant content within large organizations.  —  Cloud collaboration company Huddle has unveiled …

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple announces special event for September 9 with tagline “Wish we could say more”  —  Apple announces special event for Sept. 9  —  Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special event being held on Sept. 9, 2014 at 10:00 am.  —  Typically Apple's events are held either …

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Microsoft integrates OneDrive for Business into main OneDrive for Android app, iOS app gets native search  —  Microsoft today announced updates to its OneDrive apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.  The biggest changes are being made on Google's mobile platform, but users of the other two platforms …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes  —  SeatGeek, a company that bills itself as “the web's largest ticket search engine”, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding.  —  The round brought was led by Accel Capital …

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Mike Isaac / New York Times: IFTTT raises $30M from Norwest Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz to integrate with internet-connected hardware  —  With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things  —  One ambitious start-up wants to reroute the plumbing of the consumer Internet.

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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: IBM launches Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud service for researchers  —  IBM Sees Broader Role for Watson in Aiding Research  —  Watson, the IBM system that won “Jeopardy,” has shown promise in answering some kinds of questions.  Now the company sees a broader role …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App  —  Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use.  To date, that's meant the web, mobile web, and some native apps for iPhone and Android.

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Eric Johnson / Re/code: Leap Motion Hooks Up to Oculus for Controller-Free Virtual Reality  —  Earlier this year, Facebook turned “Oculus” into a household name by betting $2 billion that virtual reality is ready for prime time.  —  One problem with that vision, as we've written before, is that there's no clear standard …

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Christina Bonnington / Wired: Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments  —  Platforms like Google Wallet, Isis, and Square have been around for years, while Apple has remained curiously silent on the mobile payments front.  Well not anymore.  —  The company's next iPhone will feature its own payment platform …

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Rich Trenholm / CNET: Samsung UHD bringing Amazon 4K streaming from October, also adding Netflix 4K in Europe  —  Samsung bets on 4K Amazon and Netflix streaming to make UHD TV more tempting  —  The Korean tech giant wants to persuade you to fork out for 4K by offering movies and TV shows from Amazon and Netflix in eye-watering detail.

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Surface Blog: Surface Pro 3 now available in 28 markets around the world  —  The next 24 hours are huge for Microsoft and Surface fans everywhere.  Starting just minutes from now in New Zealand, retailers and resellers in 25 additional geographies will begin selling Intel® Core™ i3 …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App  —  Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace”, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit.

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Bloomberg: Profile: Lee Jae Yong, Samsung's heir apparent and the man credited with forging a relationship with Apple  —  Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as ‘God’  —  When Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Chairman Lee Kun Hee toured his factories, the preparations were worthy of a head of state.

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Alex Karpenko / Instagram Engineering: Instagram describes the tech behind Hyperlapse and its image stabilization algorithm, Cinema  —  The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram … - We request frames from the decoder at the new playback rate  — We simultaneously kick off the Cinema stabilizer on a background thread …

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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: E-learning service Pluralsight secures $135M series B, valuing the company at almost $1B  —  Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion  —  The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks …

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Richard Lawler / Engadget: Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G connectivity, 2" screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, running Tizen  —  Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls  —  Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside.

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David Pierce / The Verge: LG G Watch R: 1.3" circular plastic OLED screen, stainless frame, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB storage, available Q4 2014  —  The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spare  —  Great artists steal  —  LG's G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market …

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: First 64-bit Android phone has no 64-bit software  —  When Apple launched the iPhone 5S with a 64-bit processor, it sent the rest of the spec-obsessed SoC world on a race to catch up.  After about a year of lag time, the Android ecosystem has finally started to catch up, with HTC announcing the Desire 510 …

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Joshua Ho / AnandTech: HTC Announces Desire 510: First 64-bit Android Phone  —  While normally one might expect high end phones to get the latest and greatest features first, this time we see a bit of a surprising reversal.  The Desire 510 is HTC's first 64-bit phone, and the first announced device with Snapdragon 410.

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: JPMorgan, 4 other US banks hacked this month, gigabytes of data including account information stolen  —  JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Cyberattack  —  A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks …

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