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September 1, 2016, 8:30 AM

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Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung shareholders anxious as company confirms Galaxy Note 7 shipments have been halted to South Korea's mobile carriers amid quality control issues  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy …
Elana Pidgeon / Windows Blog:
HP unveils two Windows PCs: the speaker-like Pavilion Wave starting at $550, and the Elite Slice, a modular PC, starting at $949, both coming September  —  This slideshow requires JavaScript.  —  With the HP Pavilion Wave, design, entertainment and productivity come together in an exciting new design.
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Asus debuts ZenWatch 3, a round Android Wear smartwatch with battery that lasts 2 days and charges to 60% in 15 minutes, coming to US, Germany in Oct. for €229  —  Today at IFA, Asus has announced the ZenWatch 3, a new Android Wear smartwatch.  It jettisons everything that was underwhelming …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T's VP of federal regulatory interests writes blog post celebrating Google Fiber's reported troubles and criticizing it for seeking government favors  —  Google Fiber's reported struggles cause AT&T to take a victory lap.  —  AT&T celebrated Google Fiber's reported struggles yesterday …
Readability / Medium:
The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016.  —  After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016.  —  If you'd like to save your bookmarks, please follow these directions before September 30, 2016.
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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” …
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.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils $400 Moto Z Play phone, with 3510 mAh battery, 3.5mm jack, supports snap-on accessories, coming to Verizon in September  —  Lenovo adds a third phone to the Moto Z series  —  Lenovo is today adding a third smartphone to the company's Moto Z series: the Moto Z Play.

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