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August 8, 2015, 6:30 PM

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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 …
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
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 …
BBC:
Hackers may have accessed personal details of 2.4M Carphone Warehouse customers, along with 90K encrypted credit card records  —  Carphone Warehouse in customer data breach  —  Personal details of up to 2.4m Carphone Warehouse customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack, the mobile phone retailer says.
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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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Yahoo reclaims iconic San Francisco billboard  —  Yahoo has reclaimed something that had been lost for the past few years.  The company has installed a billboard along a stretch of Interstate 80 in San Francisco.  While that may not seem like news …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Microsoft releases Translator, an app that translates typed or spoken words in 50 languages, for iOS, Android, Apple Watch and Android Wear  —  Microsoft challenges Google with its own translator app  —  The new app is covering all the bases, launching for iOS, Android and even the Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Yahoo starts improving email search by indexing images and attachments, sorting results by relevance, more  —  Yahoo Tweaks Email to Make Search More Personal  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Searching email is generally an exercise in frustration.  —  You plunk in a few keywords that you think might …
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 …

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