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September 3, 2015, 11:10 AM

Top News

Lauren Goode / The Verge:
SmartThings' new hub supports 200 sensors and switches, video monitoring, has 10 hour battery backup, goes on sale today for $99  —  SmartThings' new hub uses Samsung cameras to monitor your home  —  SmartThings, the open-platform smart home company that sold itself to Samsung a year ago …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Confirms It Is Buying Millennial Media In $238M Deal To Expand In Mobile Ads  —  This just in: AOL, itself acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion earlier this year, has announced that it is making another purchase of its own.  It is buying Millennial Media as it continues to build …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone 6S/6S Plus to retain same storage tiers as iPhone 6: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB, despite 4K video, increased photo resolution, and other improvements  —  Apple Event: New Apple Watch bands, 16GB iPhones confirmed with 7000 series aluminum  —  Starting with the iPhone 3GS …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Twitter board meets Thursday to discuss CEO search; Jack Dorsey remains a leading internal candidate, Padmasree Warrior among external candidates  —  Twitter CEO Search Gains Urgency as Stock Slips, Executives Exit  —  Pressure on Twitter Inc.'s board is mounting.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPad Pro and refreshed iPad mini may debut at Apple's September 9 event; iPad Pro expected to ship November  —  iPad Pro planned for Sept. 9 debut with iPad mini 4; October pre-orders, November launch  —  Apple's September 9th event is set to be one of the company's largest events in history …
Alyssa Bereznak / Yahoo! News:
Men's rights activists are using a 1950s California law to file lawsuits against women-only tech events  —  These men's rights activists are using a 1950s law to shut down women in tech  —  Stephanie Burns came up with the idea for Chic CEO, a free online platform for female entrepreneurs, in 2008, when she was getting her MBA.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Netflix releases Sleepy Puppy, an open-source tool to track XSS vulnerabilities across multiple apps  —  Netflix Sleepy Puppy Awakens XSS Vulnerabilities in Secondary Applications  —  Most automated scanning and security tools that ferret out cross-site scripting vulnerabilities don't do much analysis beyond the target application.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Improved Simplocker Android malware disguises as an NSA app, has infected tens of thousands of devices using XMPP  —  Android ransomware uses XMPP chat to call home, claims it's from NSA  —  Improved Simplocker lurks disguised as legitimate Flash or video player app.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft to appeal ruling allowing US government access to data stored overseas by US firms  —  The Case That Has Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Agreeing for Once  —  Company's general counsel targets ‘government snooping’  —  Some clients may not use cloud services if U.S. wins case
More: ZDNet
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter names developer platform lead Jeff Seibert head of consumer product in product team restructure  —  Twitter Restructures Product Team, Promotes Jeff Seibert  —  Twitter has promoted Jeff Seibert, the man who's been running the company's developer products for over a year.
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
IBM and ARM partner for data analytics from industrial, health, car, and wearable IoT devices  —  IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can  —  The term “Internet of things” is a bit like “Web 2.0” was a decade ago—a buzzword for some big change in the Internet that no one can clearly describe.
More: ZDNet

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