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September 12, 2017, 2:35 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's first-ever event inside the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  - Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE built-in for $399, same size casing as Series 2, new colors, W2 networking chip; preorder Sept. 15, ships Sept. 22  —  The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support.
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's event at Apple Park, where updates to iPhone, Watch, and Apple TV are expected  —  We're live from Apple's iPhone X, 8, iOS 11, and Apple Watch announcement in Cupertino, CA Hello!  You're a bit early.  We expect the event to begin at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with glass back, new 6-core A11 “Bionic” SoC for 30% faster GPU and 25% faster CPU, Qi wireless charging, True Tone display  —  Apple just unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event.  It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Youkyung Lee / Associated Press:
Samsung says it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand and is working with Harman on speaker assistant  —  https://www.apnews.com/195363f168574a13 9fa9c703bdc214f7  —  Link copied!  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
At least two dozen federal lawsuits have been filed against Equifax in the United States  —  (Reuters) - More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc (EFX.N) after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information …
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events  —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business  —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iOS 11 to be released to the public on September 19 for iPhone and iPad  —  Apple confirmed at its special event today that it will officially release the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, next week.  While the operating system has been in developer and public beta for several months now …
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