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Motorola letting select people buy the Moto 360 before anyone elseview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Some people are being contacted by Motorola for a chance to reserve a place in line to purchase a Moto 360 smartwatch before anyone else. The company is reaching out to various people on Twitter that are using the hashtag #moto360. Motorola will tweet select users of the hashtag, request that hey direct message them, and proceed to email with details. (IT news)

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ZTE holding event on September 16 in New York City for “the next hot thing”view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – As we all know, September is going to be crammed with announcements and launches. The latest company to announce participation in next month’s frenzy is ZTE. A Vine was posted to represent its invitation for an event being held on September 16 in New York City. (IT news)

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Before we take off for the long weekend, check out the best stories from the past week (8/23-8/29). After months of rumors suggesting that Google was prepped to snatch up Twitch, Amazon ended up dropping the money to make this deal happen. (IT news)

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Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without Screwing It Upview story

http://techcrunch.com –  After eight years of studying best practices for expanding a business, a pair of Stanford professors are scaling up the size of their classroom with their first foray into massive open online courses (MOOC). (IT news)

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Clever Launches New Instant Log In Featureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When adults are struggling to remember all of their passwords, how can second graders? (IT news)

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Snapchat’s “Our Story” sharing service liveview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – For recent big events, Snapchat has opened up a feature that allowed users to beam their photos of the event to a public story, aptly named “Our Story.” During those test events, including the FIFA World Cup and Lollapalooza, over 350 hours of media were uploaded. (IT news)

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Sony teases dimensions in vague tweet ahead of IFA 2014view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Sony tweeted the above picture today, with a caption of “What could these numbers possibly mean? #SonyIFA #IFA2014.” Obviously the first reaction is to assume the numbers are dimensions of a device, but they are nothing like the leaked dimensions of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. (IT news)

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Smartwatch and fitness tracker from HTC could arrive sometime next monthview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – There may not have ever been a September quite like the one we will see next month. Everyone including Motorola, ASUS, LG, Samsung, Lenovo, and T-Mobile all have something to offer in September. And let us not forget that Apple will be making some noise as well. One name that has been absent is HTC, but it looks like they are bound to join the September fun. (IT news)

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Samsung A series smartphone gets Bluetooth certificationview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – After releasing the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung appears to be ready to launch a new line of devices based on the same design model. We learned earlier this week that Samsung has three devices in the works, all with an “A” in the model name, leading to the unofficial moniker of “A series” for the line. (IT news)

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Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Teamview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactive projects like its Game Of Thrones name generator, congratulations, you’re probably going to be seeing more of them. If you think they’re all annoying gimmicks, well, uh, you’re going to be seeing more of them anyway. That’s because the site is building up a games team of its own. (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.29.14view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Facebook page here LIVE FriendFeed chat during show here Read More (IT news)

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Vice Media Confirms That It’s Selling A Stake To A&E Networks At A $2.5B Valuationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Vice Media has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to A&E Networks. The $250 million investment values the company at $2.5 billion. The news was first reported in the Financial Times (warning: paywall), and a Vice spokerson confirmed both the deal and the valuation. Read More (IT news)