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September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's ‘Hey Siri’ Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates  —  Apple's Wednesday, September 9th event is shaping up to be one of the largest in the company's history.  The Cupertino-based company is planning to unveil several major new products on stage …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google plans to launch a special China version of Google Play as early as this fall, marking its re-entry into China, compliance with censorship laws  —  Google Nears Re-entry to Mainland China  —  After a five year absence, Google expects to return shortly to mainland China …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry acquires mobile security firm Good Technology for $425M in cash  —  BlackBerry acquires mobile security company Good Technology for $425M, despite their thorny past  —  BlackBerry has acquired mobile security company Good Technology in a $425 million cash transaction.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Dave McClure's 500 Startups closes its third global fund with $85M, 15% below its original target  —  Dave McClure's 500 Startups Closes Fund III With $85M … Startup investor Dave McClure isn't slowing down, despite changes in the public markets and the skeptical reception …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Toyota to invest $50M in AI research at Stanford and MIT over five years, to develop “intelligent” car technology; Dr. Gill Pratt leaves DARPA to head effort  —  Toyota to Finance $50 Million ‘Intelligent’ Car Project  —  Toyota Motor Corporation announced on Friday …
Curt Woodward / BetaBoston:
Sources: feds open criminal probe over claims that HubSpot execs tried to get pre-release copy of book about the firm; cofounder fined, two execs have left  —  Feds open criminal investigation of HubSpot book incident  —  Federal law enforcement officials have opened a criminal investigation …
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Getting to the “Root” of Data Breaches  —  The scale of the data breaches that have been reported this is year is just simply massive — and all have one thing in common: compromised credentials.  Users' identity is what the bad guys are really after, and stolen digital identities are the means by which data breaches occur.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Open-Sources FeatureFu, A Toolkit For Building Machine Learning Models  —  LinkedIn today announced that it is open-sourcing an internal tool called FeatureFu.  The FeatureFu toolkit is meant to make it easier for developers to build their machine learning models around statistical modeling and decision engines.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Runtastic launches Moment, an analog fitness smartwatch that is waterproof up to 300 feet and has a six-month battery life, starts at $130  —  Runtastic launches new ‘Moment’ wearable w/ companion mobile apps, 10 designs, 6-month battery  —  Runtastic, the maker of popular fitness apps …

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Microsoft:
IFA 2015: Windows 10 experiences come to life on new devices  —  Microsoft OEM CVP Nick Parker takes the stage in Berlin to display devices available this holiday season.
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