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German Startup Incubator Rocket Internet Launches IPO – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samwer has readied his company for its long-awaited initial public offering. (Photo: Andreas Chudowski/ Redux) Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce startup incubator founded by Germany’s Samwer brothers, announced plans for an initial public offering on Wednesday that hopes to raise 750 million euros ($970 million.) According to a statement posted to its website, Rocket plans to pursue an IPO by the end of the year on…

Netflix, other tech firms join Internet Slowdown Day – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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What Etsy, WordPress and Netflix are planning for Wednesday’s Internet protest … – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

(ari) On Wednesday, some of the Web’s biggest properties are staging a day of Internet protest to draw attention to net neutrality — the idea that broadband providers shouldn’t speed up, slow down, block or otherwise manipulate the traffic that you request online. The demonstration will involve the likes of Netflix, Mozilla, Kickstarter, Etsy and WordPress, just to name a few. These sites will all show their visitors a “loading” icon representing…

Apple unveils big-screened iPhone 6 Plus, all-new Apple Watch and Apple Pay – New York Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple finally joins the big-phone party. With the 5.5-inch display on the new iPhone 6 Plus and the 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6 — not to mention a raft of new under-the-hood features — Apple fans no longer have to suffer from screen envy. And just to make the party livelier, Apple unveiled its first series of smartwatches: the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch…

Obama backs more aid to Syrian rebels, laying possible groundwork for airstrikes – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  President Obama is asking Congress for approval to further arm and support moderate Syrian rebels, as a potential prelude to ordering airstrikes inside the country against Islamic State militants.  The president is expected to make the call for arming moderate Syrian opposition forces in his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A White House aide told Fox News the president has already asked congressional leaders, with…