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UBeam co-founders Meredith Perry and Nora Dweck.
Good morning! Here's the news:
1. The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck California's Napa region early Sunday morning. There were no reported deaths but there were more than 100 injuries and about 69,000 people lost power. Fitness tracker Jawbone put together a cool chart of sleep patterns that were disrupted when the earthquake hit at 3:20 AM.
2. There are new leaked images of what could be Apple's next iPhone. The images show a device next to the iPhone 5s and the screen looks noticeably larger.
3. LG will reveal its classic-looking, circular LG G Watch R smart watch next week. You can watch the teaser video now.
4. A device that seems a lot like a beeper, OnBeep, just raised $6.25 million. It's a piece of clip-on hardware that sends a group of people a notification at once.
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6. There's an article in defense of rich tech people at Burning Man, the favorite 70,000-person desert festival that's going on this week. A lot of people have complained that the tech elite have "gentrified" the event by spending tons of money to live comfortably at Burning Man while others sweat it out.
7. Two New Yorkers took out a full-page ad in Palo Alto Daily to ask for more Tesla features and Elon Musk responded. "Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon," Musk tweeted.
8. A Sony executive's plane was diverted after hackers sent a phony bomb threat on Twitter to American Airlines. The target was John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, and the hacker group has gone after Sony before.
10. There's another co-founder lawsuit being reported at a hot tech startup. uBeam, which was co-founded by two college roommates, raised more than $1 million from people like Marissa Mayer. But one founder promptly sued the other for millions of dollars and a boatload of equity.
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