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September 3, 2015, 7:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to announce 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display by the end of October and begin shipping in November  —  Apple planning to bring 4K screen to 21.5-inch iMac in October  —  Apple is indeed planning to release a new version of its 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display this fall, according to reliable sources.
Charles Armstrong / Google Lat Long:
Google launches standalone Street View app with ability to post 360-degree photos to Maps  —  Introducing the new Street View app from Google Maps  —  For all the Street View fans out there: exploring the world just got even easier.  Today we are introducing the new Street View app for Android and iOS …
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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with Samsung Gear S2: slim round design, smart interaction model, makes it the most promising Samsung smartwatch so far  —  Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet  —  Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship.  It's not for lack of trying …
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 …
Mozilla Furure Releases:
Mozilla rolls out first public preview of Firefox for iOS in New Zealand  —  Firefox for iOS Now Available for Preview  —  Today we are delighted to begin the roll out in New Zealand of our first public preview version of a Firefox browser for iOS.  —  Preview to collect feedback
More: TechCrunch and iMore
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge gives final approval to $415M settlement from Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel for anti-poaching suit  —  U.S. judge approves $415 mln settlement in tech worker lawsuit  —  A U.S. judge on Wednesday granted final approval to a $415 million settlement that ends a high profile lawsuit …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spotify updates privacy policy with clearer language after backlash  —  Spotify is overhauling its privacy policy today with plainer language that should be readable to the average human — not just lawyers.  The streaming service found itself amid a furor last month after its users complained …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Docstoc to be discontinued December 1, two years after Intuit acquired the company for $50M+  —  Intuit is killing its Slideshare competitor Docstoc on December 1  —  Document-sharing service Docstoc is shutting its doors on December 1.  The company advises users to download their public and private documents before then.
More: TechCrunch
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
Apple creates @AppStoreGames Twitter account curated by App Store editors, will include game previews, tips, and developer interviews  —  Apple Launches A New Twitter Feed Dedicated To Gaming  —  A precursor to the new game-friendly Apple TV expected next week?
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Facebook's Parse unveils a catalog of new IoT SDKs for Intel, Broadcom, Texas Instruments, and Atmel to support more connected devices  —  Facebook's Parse expands Internet of Things reach with Intel, others  —  The department has undergone a few leadership changes — most recently losing founder and CEO Ilya Sukhar.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile launches native video calling starting with Samsung's latest phones  —  Starting today, T-Mobile customers with a Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+ can place video calls right from their phone's dialer.  The Uncarrier is introducing T-Mobile Video Calling, a VoLTE-powered feature …
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.

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