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September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
BlackBerry will stop in-house development of phones and outsource it to partners, as the company switches focus to software and security  —  The struggling company will cease on internal development of hardware, instead outsourcing it to partners.  It will focus instead of security and software.
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Google debuts YouTube Go app for Android with offline viewing, expands free Wi-Fi program Google Station beyond public transport sites in India  —  At an event in New Delhi, India, Google laid out plans to better serve users in the country.  These efforts broadly focus on two areas: data usage and language support.
Jonathan Prynn / London Evening Standard:
Apple planning new 500K sq. ft. UK HQ at London's Battersea Power Station, to open in 2021, where 1,400 staff will be moved from eight locations around London  —  “It has always been our clear objective to create one of London's most thriving new communities and this commitment from Apple will undoubtedly help us achieve this goal."
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Translate now converts Chinese into English with neural machine translation  —  Google today is announcing that web and mobile versions of Google Translate are now using a new neural machine translation system for all translations from Chinese into English — and the app conducts those translations about 18 million times a day.
Abner Li / 9to5Mac:
Google app on iOS updates with incognito mode, native YouTube playback, and Now cards renamed as “the feed”  —  Similar to Chrome, an update to the Google app for iOS today adds a new incognito mode that prevents search or browsing history from being saved.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Source: Walmart in advanced talks to invest $1B in India's largest online retailer Flipkart, recently valued at about $16B  —  The deal would help the companies battle Amazon.com in India  —  Investors most recently valued Flipkart at about $16 billion  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc …
Chris Brook / Threatpost:
Facebook brings osquery, its open source SQL-powered detection tool for monitoring OS processes and networks, to Windows  —  Facebook successfully ported its SQL-powered detection tool, osquery, to Windows this week, giving users a free and open source method to monitor networks and diagnose problems.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Periscope opens applications for VIP program which will give popular broadcasters access to various rewards  —  Twitter-owned Periscope on Tuesday introduced a VIP program aimed at supporting the most ardent broadcasters of its livestreaming platform.  Through continued usage and engagement …

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