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September 10, 2015, 3:20 PM

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Pali Bhat / Official Android Blog:
Android Pay begins rolling out at over 1M locations in the US today  —  Tap.  Pay.  Done.  —  Today, we're beginning to roll out Android Pay — the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone at over one million locations across the US.  Android Pay also stores your gift cards …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple would be better off improving the iPad by making it a better platform for developers, not making a new product  —  From Products to Platforms  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was one of the company's best in quite some time.1 One reason why was, as John Gruber noted, a certain sense of stagecraft …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft plans to update Office for iPad Pro with support for Apple Pencil, Slide Over and Split View multitasking, more  —  Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2  —  Today Apple announced the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2.  We've developed a number of new features for Word …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Here's why Apple made the stylus that Steve Jobs hated  —  When Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller announced that the company's stylus for new iPad Pro would be called Pencil, the crowd audibly laughed in unison.  On the surface, it was because it played into the stereotype that Apple lays claim to everyday inspirations.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, claims Adobe  —  While Apple was typically tight-lipped as to how much RAM was packed into the new iPad Pro, Adobe is far more loose-lipped.  —  While Apple was typically tight-lipped as to how much RAM was packed into the new iPad Pro, Adobe is far more loose-lipped.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts about Apple's event: iPad Pro should compare favorably to recent MacBooks, Apple TV might be the most disruptive Apple product since iPhone, more  —  Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding Today's ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Event  —  All for One, One for All
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Josh Tyrangiel / Bloomberg Business:
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ellen Pao won't appeal verdict in gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’  —  The epic and historic lawsuit that has rocked tech over the last year is over.  —  In a statement today …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft confirms Office 2016 is rolling out on September 22  —  We knew it was coming, but Microsoft has now officially confirmed that Office 2016 for Windows will be “broadly available” from September 22.  —  The full public launch comes after many months of iteration …
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Former Uber driver was an employee, rules California department  —  Uber has lost another legal round in the dispute over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, an issue that threatens the core of the ride-hailing company's business model.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Experimenting With Putting Analytics Highlights In Your Notifications Tab  —  “Popular Tweet,” “Noteworthy Mention,” and “Top Follow” now appear in Twitter's “Notifications” tab for some verified users.  —  Twitter's “Notifications” tab now features analytics highlights, at least for some users, on the web.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP CEO Whitman Joins Board at SurveyMonkey  —  Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has been named to the board of directors of SurveyMonkey, the Web survey outfit whose founding CEO Dave Goldberg died suddenly in May.  —  Whitman joining the board is notable for a few reasons.
David A. Grogan / Reuters:
Dell says to invest $125 bln in China over five years  —  Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expand in the world's second-largest economy.  —  The world's third-largest maker …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social Marketer Unified Raises $30M Round Led by iHeartMedia  —  Unified is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding, plus a $10 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank.  —  That sounds like a nice chunk of change, but equally noteworthy is the fact …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Chinese Uber rival Didi Kuaidi, Alibaba, and Tencent participated in Lyft funding round that closed in May  —  Uber's Chinese Rival Didi Kuaidi Quietly Backs Its U.S. Rival Lyft  —  Seeking to boost a fellow Uber competitor, Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi invested …

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