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August 31, 2016, 5:35 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts Yoga Book with 1080p touchscreen and touch panel for typing and writing, comes with stylus; Android version starts at $499, Windows 10 around $550  —  How Lenovo brought a dream design to life  —  Rewriting the tablet  —  How Lenovo brought a dream design to life  —  By Dan Seifert |
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 shipments have been delayed due to quality control issues  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Dropbox breach from 2012, which prompted password resets last week, is now known to have affected 68M+ accounts, and leaked user emails, hashed passwords  —  Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox.  Although the accounts were stolen during …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Acer launches ultra-slim Windows 10 notebooks, a notebook with 21" curved screen, and R 13 Chromebook, a 13" convertible with 1920x1080 display starting at $400  —  Acer has launched the new Chromebook R 13 and the Windows 10-powered Swift and Spin notebooks with Intel's new seventh-generation processors.
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles, and in the Explore tab on iOS  —  You can finally, at long last, zoom in on Instagram photos (and videos). … Revolutionary.  —  Instagram notes that the feature is coming to iOS today.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Samsung unveils Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches; Frontier model includes LTE as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS; price and availability TBA  —  I've not been a fan of the smartwatch, partially because it lacked the design flair of traditional analog watches.  Samsung knows about that issue.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Box beats estimates in Q2 with $95.7M in revenue, up 30% YoY, vs $94.65M expected  —  Box reported its second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings after the bell on Wednesday.  The company beat estimates, posting an adjusted loss of 14 cents, compared to the 19 cents expected by analysts.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Compass raises $75M round at a $1B+ valuation, led by Wellington Management Capital, for real estate listings  —  New York-based real estate startup Compass is raising yet another round of funding, this time at a valuation above $1 billion.  —  The new financing was led by Wellington Management Capital …
David McCabe / The Hill:
Obama to host White House Frontiers tech conference in Pittsburgh in October, guest-edit Wired Magazine's November issue as a tie-in  —  The White House will host a conference on innovation in October, it announced Tuesday, as President Obama moves to cement his legacy on tech issues.
Associated Press:
LA judge dismisses key claims in lawsuit against headphone maker Beats by former partner Noel Lee ahead of scheduled trial next week  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners …

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