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September 4, 2015, 9:55 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 …
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.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Etsy's Pulling The Plug On Grand St. At The End Of This Month  —  When Etsy bought Grand St. last April, the plan was to let Grand St. continue to operate its maker marketplace for tech hardware.  But that's about to change.  At the end of this month, Grand St. will stop processing orders and on October 1 …
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 …
Mari Saito / Reuters:
Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York  —  Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site.
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