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  • Apple will launch a mobile payment system that utilizes NFC, @Wired reports; the svc will reportedly be a major selling point for the next iPhone; Apple is announcing the iPhone 6 on Sep 9 - Link

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  • @IFTTT raises $30M from @NorwestVP & @a16z; the namesake, If This Then That, describes the svc provided by IFTTTT: connecting various servers & svcs in user-definable combinations; ex: get a text message when a friend checks in on Foursquare; the new funds will target the IoT; IFTTT has raised $37M to date - Link
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  • Apple sends out invitations for a special event in Cupertino on Sept. 9 at 10 am; the event will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, & its widely expected the next iPhones will be unveiled - Link
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  • @Google VP Megan Smith is reportedly the top candidate to take over the U.S. CTO role from Todd Park, acc to @sarahfrier of @BloombergNews - Link

  • Online clothing retailer @JustFabOnline raises $85M at a $1B valuation, @Recode reports; the round was led by the Passport Special Opportunity Fund; the co is expected to generate $400M in rev in '14 via its four brands: JustFab, @ShoeDazzle, @Fabletics, & @lovefabkids - Link
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