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September 4, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's ‘Hey Siri’ Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates  —  Apple's Wednesday, September 9th event is shaping up to be one of the largest in the company's history.  The Cupertino-based company is planning to unveil several major new products on stage …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Planning Revamped iPad Keyboard, New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch  —  Accompanying the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV set to be announced next week, Apple is also planning a revamped iPad keyboard and new metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google plans to launch a special China version of Google Play as early as this fall, marking its re-entry into China, compliance with censorship laws  —  Google Nears Re-entry to Mainland China  —  After a five year absence, Google expects to return shortly to mainland China …
Curt Woodward / BetaBoston:
Sources: feds open criminal probe over claims that HubSpot execs tried to get pre-release copy of book about the firm; cofounder fined, two execs have left  —  Feds open criminal investigation of HubSpot book incident  —  Federal law enforcement officials have opened a criminal investigation …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Toyota to invest $50M in AI research at Stanford and MIT over five years, to develop “intelligent” car technology; Dr. Gill Pratt leaves DARPA to head effort  —  Toyota to Finance $50 Million ‘Intelligent’ Car Project  —  Toyota Motor Corporation announced on Friday …
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Dave McClure's 500 Startups closes its third global fund with $85M, 15% below its original target  —  Dave McClure's 500 Startups Closes Fund III With $85M … Startup investor Dave McClure isn't slowing down, despite changes in the public markets and the skeptical reception …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry acquires mobile security firm Good Technology for $425M in cash  —  BlackBerry acquires mobile security company Good Technology for $425M, despite their thorny past  —  BlackBerry has acquired mobile security company Good Technology in a $425 million cash transaction.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Open-Sources FeatureFu, A Toolkit For Building Machine Learning Models  —  LinkedIn today announced that it is open-sourcing an internal tool called FeatureFu.  The FeatureFu toolkit is meant to make it easier for developers to build their machine learning models around statistical modeling and decision engines.

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