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September 8, 2015, 11:31 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
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Adblock Plus launches on Android and iOS today as a free browser  —  Adblock Plus officially lands on Android and iOS today  —  While Apple's been working on system-level ad blocking for iOS 9, Eyeo, the creator of Adblock Plus has been building its own browser.
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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Raspberry Pi's official 7″ touchscreen display goes on sale today for $60  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an all-new piece of hardware today — the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display is now on sale for $60 (£48 GBP) online, and through a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Okta raises $75M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital, at a valuation of nearly $1.2B  —  Okta Raises $75 Million, Boosting Valuation to Nearly $1.2 Billion  —  Okta Inc. is the latest technology startup to ride the growing tide of business cloud computing to a billion-dollar valuation.
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion  —  A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we're hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar is in the process of raising another round with Insight Venture Partners.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business:
Google to test grocery deliveries this year in San Francisco and another US city  —  Google to Start Testing Grocery Deliveries This Year  —  Two U.S. cities to start trial of fresh-food deliveries  —  Google also expanding next-day deliveries in the Midwest

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