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August 27, 2015, 4:58 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: iPhone 6S gets 12 megapixel camera with 4K video recording and a flash-like white screen feature when front shutter is engaged for photos  —  iPhone 6S camera: 12 megapixel photos, 4K video recording, flash for selfies  —  One of the marquee upgrades to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6S will animate UI with Apple Watch-like Motion wallpapers  —  Apple is preparing to bring some motion from the Apple Watch to the iPhone 6S.  One of the new device's differentiators over its predecessor will likely be a spiced up set of animated wallpapers, according to three sources …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple invites media to event on September 9 at 10am PT at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco with the tagline “Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint”  —  Apple Invites Media to September 9 Event: ‘Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint’  —  As predicted in August, Apple is planning to hold …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
No 4-inch ‘iPhone 6c’ at Sept. 9 event, iPhone 5c to be discontinued, 5s/6/6 Plus staying  —  While Apple will unveil a pair of next-generation iPhones at its September 9th event, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, don't expect a new 4-inch “iPhone 6c” to show up on stage.
IDC:
IDC: In Q2, Apple Watch shipped 3.6M units with 19.9% market share, just behind Fitbit with 4.4M units for 24.3% market share  —  Apple Debuts at the Number Two Spot as the Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 223.2% in 2Q15, Says IDC  —  In its first appearance in the wearables market …
Ariha Setalvad / The Verge:
You can now post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram  —  Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as I did last year, and you'll see tourists contorting themselves to try and fit the length of the monument into Instagram's iconic square frame.  Even after Instagram began letting …
Annalee Newitz / Gizmodo:
Ashley Madison had approximately 31M male members, 5.5M female members, but likely only 12K women actively used the site  —  Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site  —  When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women's profiles were fake.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Over 1B people used Facebook on Monday for the first time in the company's history  —  We just passed an important milestone.  For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.  —  On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon lays off dozens of engineers, scales back and reorganizes its hardware-development center Lab126 after Fire Phone failure  —  Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices  —  Amazon is scaling back its efforts to develop consumer devices, laying off dozens of engineers …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung Pay US beta launches for all carriers except Verizon  —  Samsung Pay will formally launch in the United States late next month, but if you want to try it before that, there's now a beta you can register for.  It's open to anyone who owns a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ on all major carriers except for Verizon.
Ronda Scott / Evernote Blog:
Evernote Food apps for iOS and Android to be retired September 30  —  Evernote to end support for Evernote Food apps  —  Two years ago, we created Evernote Food to help people chronicle the universal experience of enjoying great food.  Food's most popular features were clipping recipes and snapping photos of meals.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Google Denies Europe's Antitrust Accusations  —  Google on Thursday rejected claims from the European Union's top antitrust official that the company favored some of its own search results over those of rivals, saying there was significant competition in the region's online search market …
Reuters:
Sources: Uber China closes $1B round, valuing the unit at $7B  —  Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round: sources  —  Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Line scraps Tokyo and New York IPO plans as it struggles to expand outside Japan  —  Line Scraps IPO Plans  —  Plans to list Line Corp., owner of the Line smartphone-messaging app—hugely popular in Japan but struggling to expand elsewhere—have been put off for the second straight year.

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