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August 8, 2015, 4:15 AM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to hold an event on September 9 to unveil new iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV  —  Apple's Fall iPhone Event To Be Held Sept. 9  —  Oh, one more thing: Apple TV.  —  BuzzFeed/ Warner Bros.  —  Apple hasn't yet officially announced its annual fall media event …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon eliminates subsidized phones and contracts, offers 4 plans with 1-12GB of data for $30-80 per month and a $20 per month smartphone access fee  —  Verizon kills off service contracts, smartphone subsidies  —  In a radical shift, the company will only offer new plans …
Bloomberg Business:
Square IPO bankers make preparations in case Jack Dorsey leaves to be full-time Twitter CEO  —  Dorsey's Dilemma: Running Twitter Seen Complicating Square IPO  —  Jack Dorsey, co-founder and interim CEO of Twitter Inc. and founder and chief executive officer of Square Inc. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg
Daniel Veditz / Mozilla Security Blog:
Firefox file-stealing exploit found in the wild, Mozilla issues security update patching the vulnerability  —  Firefox exploit found in the wild  —  Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched …
Thomas Mulier / Bloomberg Business:
NPD: Apple helped US watch sales fall 14% in June, the biggest drop in seven years  —  Apple Helps Push U.S. Watch Sales to Biggest Drop in Seven Years  —  U.S. watch sales fell the most in seven years in June, one of the first signs Apple Inc.'s watch is eroding demand for traditional timepieces.
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
LG joins Samsung and Google in committing to monthly security updates for its devices  —  Big Android Makers Will Now Push Monthly Security Updates  —  The Stagefright bug has quickly frightened cell phone manufacturers into action.  It's been just over a week since researchers alerted …
Ellen Huet / Forbes:
Sidecar, trailing behind Uber and Lyft, becomes mainly a delivery service for other businesses  —  Sidecar Puts Passengers Aside, Pivots To A Mostly-Deliveries Company  —  The U.S. ride-hailing market may have room for two players, but apparently not for three.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps adds Night Mode to iOS, providing a darker color scheme for directions at night  —  Google Maps' “Night Mode” Feature Makes It Easier To Navigate In The Dark  —  A new update to the Google Maps iOS application promises to make it easier to navigate when it's dark outside …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter hires developer of popular Android Twitter app Falcon, Joaquim Vergés  —  The developer of the best Android app for Twitter works for Twitter now  —  The man behind one of Twitter's best third-party Android clients has been hired by Twitter itself.

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