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September 6, 2016, 2:55 AM

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Devin Leonard / Bloomberg:
Inside Amazon's delivery business and its ambitions, which FedEx and UPS privately fear  —  For UPS and FedEx, Amazon's been great for business.  Now it's taking business away from them.  —  Photographs by Jake Stengel for Bloomberg Businessweek  —  Last fall, when he was running for mayor …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Alcatel's new standalone VR headset, the Vision, has 2 1080x1020 displays, 3 hours of battery, is likely to retail for $500-600, but won't use Daydream platform  —  While Samsung's Gear VR requires a smartphone and full-fledged headsets like the Oculus Rift require a computer, Alcatel's newly announced Vision doesn't need either.
Consumer Reports:
Instead of offering to replace units, Samsung should officially recall Note7 via US Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban ongoing sales of pre-recall units  —  Some retailers were still selling the phone Friday  —  Consumer Reports is calling for an official recall …
Financial Times:
Snapchat joins the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which sets the Bluetooth wireless standard; sources say its AR hardware project has gathered momentum  —  Snapchat has given the strongest hint yet of its ambitions to move from apps into hardware, by joining the industry group that runs the Bluetooth wireless standard.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Softbank has completed its £24B cash acquisition of ARM Holdings  —  One of the biggest tech deals this year — and the biggest ever in the UK — has now closed.  Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semiconductor firm that it saidin July …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: smartphone apps now account for half the time US users spend online, up from 41% in July 2014  —  Here's a stat that's sure to worry Google: smartphone applications now account for half the time that U.S. users spend online, up from 41 percent back in July 2014, according to a new report from comScore.
Tom Bergin / Reuters:
Legal experts discuss Apple's chances in overturning European Commission's tax ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he will appeal the European Commission's ruling that his company received an unlawful 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Jumio raises $15M to grow its online ID-verification service amid bankruptcy proceedings  —  Jumio, an identity-verification startup we first covered back in 2011, has raised $15 million months after getting a new owner amid bankruptcy proceedings.  —  When it initially launched in October 2011 …

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