October 4, 2015, 7:30 AM

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Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Behind Evernote's decline: lack of focus hampered growth, products failed to convert free users  —  The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble  —  In 2012, the note-taking app Evernote became one of the first “Unicorn” startups …
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Jeff / iFixit:
New gaskets and seals make iPhone 6s and 6s Plus less prone to liquid damage than predecessors  —  Is the New iPhone Waterproof?  We Opened It Up (Again) to Find Out  —  On Friday, we tore down Apple's two newest iPhones and found something new lurking (quite literally) just below the surface.
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Autonomous vehicles are safer, more efficient, utterly inevitable, and truly transformative  —  Google's Cute Cars And The Ugly End Of Driving  —  The main thing you should know about autonomous vehicles is that they are utterly inevitable.  —  BuzzFeed News San Francisco Bureau Chief
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Published academic research shows Google's robotics group is making strides; source says group will become a separate division under Alphabet  —  A Peek Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot  —  The company's secretive robotics group is making strides, according to interviews and academic research.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Becomes Alphabet's ‘Do the Right Thing’  —  “Don't be evil” is so 2004.  —  Alphabet Inc. posted a new code of conduct for its employees Friday, after Google completed its transformation into a holding company.  There were few substantive changes in more than 20 documents filed …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
GitHub Launches Support For U2F Security Keys  —  Today at its first user conference, GitHub Universe, GitHub announced that it's launching support for FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys from companies like Yubico and others.  These physical USB keys automatically generate …
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ reviewed: best Android phablets on the market with incredible displays, fast and efficient SoC, significantly improved TouchWiz  —  The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review  —  The Galaxy Note line has long been one of Samsung's greatest assets in the mobile market.
Unicorn Exits Dip, Boutique Deals Jump  —  The number of “unicorn” exits have dropped, but smaller M&A deals below $100 million have grown in the first half of 2015.  And the IPO window is narrowing.
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Jun Hongo / Wall Street Journal:
Japan officials and Robot Taxi say a pilot program for unmanned taxi service will launch with a small group of riders in 2016  —  RoboCab: Driverless Taxi Experiment to Start in Japan  —  From the country where hotels are operated by robots and androids serve as clerks at department stores comes …

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