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September 4, 2015, 11:35 AM

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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.
Mozilla Future 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
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Chrome 45 performance improvements include faster load times and reduced memory usage; disabling Flash ads can increase battery life by up to 15%  —  Google's Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage  —  Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market …
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 …
More: TechCrunch
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
ComScore: US smartphone penetration reaches 77% in July 2015, Facebook Messenger displaces YouTube as second most popular app  —  Comscore: Smartphone Penetration Above 77 Percent In US  —  Facebook Messenger now the second most popular app, displacing YouTube.
More: comScore
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon buys video processing company Elemental Technologies, reportedly for $500M, will launch new AWS services  —  Amazon buys video processing company Elemental Technologies to bolster AWS  —  Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services today announced that it has acquired Elemental Technologies …
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.

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