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The Daily Read – iPhone 6 Edition – 8/28/2014

There’s a lot going on in the tech world today. Primarily, the news of the iPhone 6 release. Everyone’s getting an invite to the event, and I’m just here, giving you guys another dose of a Daily Read.

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KnowTechie Daily Read

There’s a lot going on in the tech world today. Primarily, the news of the iPhone 6 release. Everyone’s getting an invite to the event, and I’m just here, giving you guys another dose of a Daily Read. 

Apple’s iPhone Event Will Be Sept 9th (And We’ll Be There)

(www.gizmodo.com)

“Apple has just sent out its invitations to an event on September 9th. You can expect at least one iPhone, and possibly an iWatch as well. And hey… we’ll be there!”

by @brbarrett

Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments

(www.wired.com)

“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, sources familiar with the matter told WIRED.”

by @redgirlsays

Are you proud of yourself, @savedyouaclick?

(www.theverge.com)

“Today, my friends at Vox.com published a terrific 5,000-word feature about the legacy of the Sopranos, framed around one very exclusive piece of reporting: series creator David Chase told reporter Martha Nochimson whether Tony Soprano dies at the end of the show, a question that fans have debated endlessly in the decade since the series famously ended on a hard cut to black.”

by @reckless

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

(www.vox.com)

“If you’re feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up – and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert – there’s something you should try. It’s more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.”

by @josephstromberg

With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things

(www.bits.blogs.nytimes.com)

“One ambitious start-up wants to reroute the plumbing of the consumer Internet. Now it has the money to try to make it happen. The start-up, called IFTTT (pronounced like “gift” without the “g”), announced on Thursday it had raised $30 million in funding, its largest round yet, from the venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.”

by @MikeIsaac

Twitter’s Bain: ‘Happy’ for our users not to tweet

(www.cnbc.com)

“Twitter’s ‘number two’ head honcho told CNBC he was not concerned about the number of its users who were choosing not to ‘tweet.’ According to recent data, the level of direct engagement on Twitter – in terms of posting tweets – is lower than expected.”

by @hollidaykatie

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