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September 5, 2015, 2:15 PM

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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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Luke Johnson / Digital Spy:
Samsung looking to open Gear S2 to iOS after adding support for non-Samsung Android devices  —  Exclusive: Move over Android Wear, Samsung has confirmed it's looking at Gear S2 iPhone support  —  Run an iPhone 6 but covet the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch?
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Man arrested for parodying mayor on Twitter gets $125K in civil lawsuit  —  Mayor concerned about being portrayed as drug abuser who hangs with prostitutes.  —  An Illinois man arrested when his residence was raided for parodying his town's mayor on Twitter is settling a civil rights lawsuit with the city of Peoria for $125,000.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Etsy's Pulling The Plug On Grand St. At The End Of This Month  —  When Etsy bought Grand St. last April, the plan was to let Grand St. continue to operate its maker marketplace for tech hardware.  But that's about to change.  At the end of this month, Grand St. will stop processing orders and on October 1 …
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 …
Mari Saito / Reuters:
Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York  —  Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft phasing out support for Lumia camera-related apps on Windows Phone 8.1  —  Microsoft is dropping support and updates for a number of Lumia camera-related apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices in preparation for the consolidated Windows 10 Camera and Photo apps.

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