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August 31, 2016, 10:15 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 |
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts Yoga 910 convertible laptop with 13.9" edge-to-edge display, 14.3mm-thick body, battery life of 15.5 hours, available for $1300 in US this Sept.  —  Dell first introduced its stunning edge-to-edge display with the XPS 13 last year, and now Lenovo is starting to bring a similar screen to its Yoga range.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 shipments have been delayed due to quality control issues  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) 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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Box hires team behind data analytics startup Wagon; Wagon app to shut down October 3  —  Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Box today announced that it has acquired the team from Wagon Analytics, a startup that built an application that analysts could use to query and analyze their data.
More: The Box Blog and Wagon BlogTweets: @levie
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google app for Android gets In Apps tab for searching within installed apps, which currently works with Gmail, Spotify, and YouTube; more app support coming  —  Google has announced a new way to locate content within apps on Android phones.  “In Apps” is a search tab that allows this, a new addition to the Google app for Android.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Jessica Alba joins Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, Gary Vaynerchuk as exec producer and mentor on Apple's Planet of the Apps; Lightspeed commits $10M in prizes  —  Lightspeed Venture Partners commits $10 million to fund winning apps  —  Jessica Alba has boarded “Planet of the Apps” …
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.
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.
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.
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.

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