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September 4, 2015, 6:25 AM

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Mozilla Future Releases:
Mozilla rolls out first public preview of Firefox for iOS in New Zealand  —  Firefox for iOS Now Available for Preview  —  Today we are delighted to begin the roll out in New Zealand of our first public preview version of a Firefox browser for iOS.  —  Preview to collect feedback
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to announce 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display by the end of October and begin shipping in November  —  Apple planning to bring 4K screen to 21.5-inch iMac in October  —  Apple is indeed planning to release a new version of its 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display this fall, according to reliable sources.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Chrome 45 performance improvements include faster load times and reduced memory usage; disabling Flash ads can increase battery life by up to 15%  —  Google's Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage  —  Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon buys video processing company Elemental Technologies, reportedly for $500M, will launch new AWS services  —  Amazon buys video processing company Elemental Technologies to bolster AWS  —  Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services today announced that it has acquired Elemental Technologies …
Charles Armstrong / Google Lat Long:
Google launches standalone Street View app with ability to post 360-degree photos to Maps  —  Introducing the new Street View app from Google Maps  —  For all the Street View fans out there: exploring the world just got even easier.  Today we are introducing the new Street View app for Android and iOS …
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
ComScore: US smartphone penetration reaches 77% in July 2015, Facebook Messenger displaces YouTube as second most popular app  —  Comscore: Smartphone Penetration Above 77 Percent In US  —  Facebook Messenger now the second most popular app, displacing YouTube.
More: comScore
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with Samsung Gear S2: slim round design, smart interaction model, makes it the most promising Samsung smartwatch so far  —  Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet  —  Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship.  It's not for lack of trying …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spotify updates privacy policy with clearer language after backlash  —  Spotify is overhauling its privacy policy today with plainer language that should be readable to the average human — not just lawyers.  The streaming service found itself amid a furor last month after its users complained …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Docstoc to be discontinued December 1, two years after Intuit acquired the company for $50M+  —  Intuit is killing its Slideshare competitor Docstoc on December 1  —  Document-sharing service Docstoc is shutting its doors on December 1.  The company advises users to download their public and private documents before then.

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