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September 7, 2015, 8:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6s will feature next-gen “3D Touch” display which can differentiate between three levels of pressure: a tap, a press, and a deeper press  —  iPhone 6s to have ‘3D Touch’ three-level, next-gen Force Touch interface  —  One of the cornerstone features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus …
Startup L. Jackson / Startups and S**t:
Twitter's core product is fine for current users, but company is overvalued and has to show investors it can grow with projects like Vine, Periscope  —  Twitter's Product is F**king Fine  —  It seems all the range to write thought pieces on Twitter's product problems.
Charles Arthur / The Overspill:
High-end Android OEMs like Samsung, LG struggle in Q2 as cheaper phones take Chinese business, appetite for upgrades in the west wanes  —  Premium Android hits the wall: the Q2 2015 smartphone scorecard  —  Premium Android phones went off track in the second quarter.  Photo by -Jeffrey- on Flickr.
More: ZDNet
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Uber Confirms It's Raised $1.2B More In China Led By Baidu As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B  —  Uber — the app-based, on-demand transportation service — has been on has been on a fundraising tear as it expands globally in the face of major competition.  China is the company's latest battleground.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Why Facebook chose Haskell, a functional programming language that ranks 23rd in overall popularity on Github, to build its complex anti-spam system  —  Facebook's New Spam-Killer Hints at the Future of Coding  —  Louis Brandy pauses before answering, needing some extra time to choose his words.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Zomato raises $60M and launches a white-label service to help restaurants go online  —  Restaurant search service Zomato has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, in a round led by new entrant Temasek Holdings, and existing investor Vy Capital.  —  Founded in 2008, Zomato offers an online …
Bruce Einhorn / Bloomberg Business:
ZTE nearly doubles its US smartphone marketshare to 8% in the past 15 months through low-cost offerings, ranking it as the fourth largest smartphone maker in US  —  The Cheap Phones Quietly Winning the U.S.  —  China's once-embattled ZTE almost doubled its share in 15 months
More: Slashdot
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast tests letting Florida customers pay an extra $30 per month to avoid 300GB data cap  —  New Comcast innovation: A $30 charge to eliminate your data cap  —  Florida data cap trial limits users to 300GB unless they pay extra each month.  —  Comcast has unveiled a new $30 charge …

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