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September 30, 2015, 4:35 AM

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Hiroshi Lockheimer / Official Google Blog:
Google announces Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, updates to Google Play Music and Google Photos  —  S'more to love across all your screens  —  From your watch to your phone to your TV, we want to help you stay connected, entertained and informed across all your screens.
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Behind the evolution of Nexus hardware and why Google chose to roll out two Nexus handsets  —  How Google Changed The Smart Phone: A Deep History Of The Nexus Phone  —  Google's vice president of Android walks us through how Nexus hardware and Android software influence each other and how they always have.
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Google announces 5.2" LG Nexus 5X with 1.55 micron camera sensor, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, available for pre-order today starting at $379  —  Nexus 5X announced with Android Marshmallow and Nexus Imprint  —  Preorders of the new 5.2-inch flagship Google phone begin today at $379
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
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Sources: Twitter building new product to let users share tweets longer than 140 characters  —  Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit  —  Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company's 140-character limit …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google announces Chromecast Audio, Chromecast 2 with apps for Netflix, Sling TV and Google Photos, both available today for $35 in 17 countries  —  Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room  —  Google is ready to take over your living room.
Apple:
Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available in China, music free for three months then 10 RMB/month, movies start at 5 RMB, iBooks from 0.5 RMB  —  Apple Brings Apple Music, iTunes Movies & iBooks to Customers in China Starting Today  —  Apple today announced that Apple Music …
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
IAB is forming Ad Blocking Working Group and plans to distribute code that detects ad blockers  —  Ad Blocking - Unlike Fraud - Comes At The User's Behest  —  If ad blocking is war, long-tail publishers will likely be its earliest casualties.  —  “Ad blocking is a threat to the whole industry …
Cromwell Schubarth / bizjournals:
SyFy pulls startup reality TV series Bazillion Dollar Club starring Dave McClure and Brady Forrest after first episode  —  Exclusive: Syfy pulls Dave McClure's ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’ from schedule  —  The Syfy channel has pulled “Bazillion Dollar Club” from its schedule one week after it premiered …
Tweets: @jcinsv
Joseph Ditzler / Bend Bulletin:
Apple buys additional 200 acres adjacent to existing Prineville data center in Crook County, Oregon for $3.6M  —  Apple buys more land in Prineville  —  Tech giant purchases nearly 200 acres from Crook County  —  Apple Inc. closed on the sale of just under 200 acres in Prineville on Friday …
Margaret Rhodes / Wired:
Airbnb acquires sensor-centric, high-end Russian design company Lapka  —  Airbnb Just Bought a Bizarro Russian Gadget Company … Airbnb just bought Lapka.  The apartment rental and travel company needs no introduction.  Lapka, on the other hand, probably does: It's a tiny Russian design studio …

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