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September 21, 2015, 12:50 PM

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Apple:
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to come to Apple retail stores Friday, Sept. 25; iOS 9 sees fastest adoption, now on over 50% of devices  —  iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus Arrive on Friday, September 25  —  Fastest iOS Adoption Ever with iOS 9  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Apple removes apps infected with XcodeGhost malware  —  Apple's iOS App Store suffers first major attack  —  Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Following Apple's Lead, Samsung Plans Its Own Phone Leasing Program, Cutting Out Carriers  —  Samsung is looking to take another lesson from Apple's playbook.  —  The South Korean electronics giant is planning to launch a program for leasing its Galaxy phones in the U.S. market …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
France denies Google's appeal, says Right To Be Forgotten should be applied globally  —  French data regulator rejects Google's right-to-be-forgotten appeal  —  Search engine's attempt to block French order to apply delistings to its google.com domain, not just its European sites, dismissed in ground-breaking case
New York Times:
Kickstarter reincorporated as a public benefit corporation, which requires social and environmental performance reports but doesn't prohibit IPO or sale  —  Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit  —  Many technology start-ups aim to become “unicorns,” …
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
IBM is developing its own blockchain tech, plans to open source it in the next few months  —  IBM Adapts Bitcoin Technology for Smart Contracts  —  Tech giant developing its own version of blockchain technology, plans to release open source software within next few months
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Periscope, conceived in Turkey, is taking off there as a reaction to ineffective mainstream media  —  Inside Periscope's Deep Bond With Turkey (The Country)  —  A live-streaming app and a country tied together from the beginning  —  Open up Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope …
Rich Edmonds / Windows Central:
Having trouble with Skype?  Microsoft is aware and working on the issue [Update: It's back]  —  Skype appears to be having trouble staying online and connecting humans worldwide.  We've received numerous reports from readers who have been unable to access Microsoft's communication platform.

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