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September 16, 2015, 5:25 AM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook on whether people will favor iPad Pros over Macs, privacy concerns, and the possibility of deleting some default iOS apps  —  20 Minutes With Tim Cook  —  The Apple CEO addresses new iPhone features, privacy concerns, the iPad Pro as a desktop replacement, and why you can't delete …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is close to testing a button for people to express empathy and other emotions, but it won't be a “dislike” button  —  Dislike Button?  Facebook's Not Getting That — But It May Gain Alternative To The Like Button  —  There will be no “dislike” …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Phil Libin moves to VC firm General Catalyst, two months after stepping down as CEO of Evernote  —  Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital  —  Phil Libin, the co-founder of digital note-taking service Evernote Inc., is moving into venture capital two months after he stepped down as chief executive of the startup.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Snapchat's latest update lets users pay $0.99 to replay three disappeared snaps, adds “Lenses” feature for animating selfies  —  Snapchat is letting users pay $.99 to replay disappearing snaps, and it just added a ‘lens’ feature to animate your selfies
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal  —  Apple's support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices.
More: The Awl
Financial Times:
A look at Uber's challenges in Europe ahead of upcoming court cases and regulatory decisions  —  Uber: Backseat driver  —  Murad Ahmed, Jeevan Vasagar and Tim Bradshaw  —  The ride-sharing company pushed into Europe with world-changing zeal but misjudged the regulators
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
AT&T won't throttle unlimited data in congestion until users hit 22GB, an over 4x increase  —  AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans.  Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area.
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony's Project Morpheus is now ‘PlayStation VR’  —  Sony's Project Morpheus VR system has a new, more obvious name: PlayStation VR.  The announcement came today at the company's Tokyo Game Show press conference, but that's about the only new information Sony was willing to part with.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Lawsuit against Twitter alleges that auto-link shortening in direct messages violates privacy laws, seeks class action status  —  Twitter Hit With Suit Claiming It Snoops on Direct Messages  —  Twitter Inc.'s direct messages may not be as private as it claims, according to a lawsuit filed against the company on Monday.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Zenefits is building a payroll processing system to compete with ADP, Zenpayroll, others  —  With “Project Nutshot,” Zenefits Plans To Hit Competition Where It Hurts  —  The confidential project would set up a rivalry between Zenefits, a Silicon Valley “unicorn,” and some of its partners in the world of business software.
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Jemima Kelly / Reuters:
Nine banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays join financial tech firm R3 to build a framework for using blockchain tech in the markets  —  Nine of world's biggest banks join to form blockchain partnership  —  Nine of the world's biggest banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays …
More: The Register and Tnooz
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Games made for Apple TV must support its remote; MFi controllers must be optional  —  Apple TV games must use the remote — no controller-only games allowed  —  If you were thinking that Apple TV could steal triple-A gaming away from consoles, you might want to think again.

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