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September 8, 2015, 1:15 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Base iPad Pro will have 64GB of storage and “monster” 12.9-inch display that can run 2 full-sized apps side by side; top model prices close to latest MacBooks  —  iPad Pro: ‘Monster screen’ runs full-sized side-by-side apps, LTE models, keyboard + stylus separate
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon plans to release $50 6-inch tablet and new 8-inch and 10-inch versions for holidays  —  Amazon to Release $50 Tablet as It Struggles to Sell Pricier Devices  —  Amazon plans to release a $50 tablet with a 6-inch screen, in time for the holidays.
Julia Love / Reuters:
Apple ramps up hiring of artificial intelligence experts specializing in machine learning  —  Exclusive: Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles to making phones smarter  —  Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs …
Reuters:
Uber to enter 100 new Chinese cities in next 12 months: CEO  —  Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] China unit will enter 100 new cities in the next 12 months, the U.S. ride-hailing service's Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said on Tuesday, a rapid ramp up from the previous goal of 50 new cities.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic praised by critics, Steve Wozniak after premiere at Telluride Film Festival  —  Review roundup: Sorkin Steve Jobs biopic receives high praise from movie critics, Wozniak likes it too  —  The official Steve Jobs biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Why vague app release notes are a disservice to users  —  App Release Notes Are Getting Stupid  —  “Bug fixes.”  —  “Jam packed full of Super Amazing Things.”  —  “Every 3 weeks, we polish up the Pinterest app to make it faster and better than ever.”  —  “To make our app better for you …
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Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
How Spotify is using Echo Nest algorithms and humans to create its Discovery Weekly playlist  —  Spotify is getting unbelievably good at picking music — here's an inside look at how  —  There's a playlist on Spotify I love called Discover Weekly.  It's updated every Monday with a mix of songs …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
500 Startups Announces A $30 Million Fund For Japan  —  500 Startups is continuing its quest to cover Asia after the U.S.-headquartered VC company launched a $30 million microfund for Japan.  —  The firm first moved into Asia in 2013 with its $10 million ‘500 Durians’ fund for Southeast Asia.

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Microsoft:
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Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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