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September 9, 2015, 9:55 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple event tidbits: $799 iPad Pro price, always-on ‘Hey Siri’, ‘tvOS’ details  —  We've already run down most of what we're expecting from the new iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch bands, and the new gold Apple Watch Sport colors expected to be announced at Apple's September 9th event.
Brendan Donohoe / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter updates iPad app with responsive design as it builds a more unified Twitter for iOS  —  Building a more unified Twitter for iOS  —  Previously, Twitter for iPhone and iPad offered very different experiences.  Now, Twitter apps on these devices will be more consistent regardless of which one you're using.
Max Chafkin / Vanity Fair:
Behind Facebook's $2B acquisition of Oculus, a look at Rift's competition, and how VR may change the way we interact  —  Why Facebook's $2 Billion Bet on Oculus Rift Might One Day Connect Everyone on Earth  —  Mark Zuckerberg made a $2 billion bet on a virtual-reality headset called the Oculus Rift …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts 30 second commercials, introduces premium short ad format Marquee, and announces ads will be available globally by end of September  —  Instagram Ads Go Global, Including New 30-Second Commercials  —  Instagram is done experimenting and is ready to ramp up ad revenue.
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Software pioneer McAfee files paperwork to run for president  —  The antivirus software pioneer John McAfee on Tuesday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president.  —  The paperwork was confirmed as authentic by Kyle Sandler, who is identified …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Periscope is developing an app for the new Apple TV for watching livestreams  —  Periscope Is Secretly Building An Apple TV App  —  Periscope is developing an app for the new Apple TV, according to multiple sources.  It will allow users to watch livestreams on their television …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon to start testing its 5G network, with speeds 30-50 times faster than 4G, in the next year, with limited commercial roll-out tentatively planned for 2017  —  Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless  —  It expects “some level of commercial deployment” to begin in 2017 for next-generation wireless.
Vanity Fair:
Mark Zuckerberg tops Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Disrupters list  —  Mark Zuckerberg Tops the 2015 New Establishment List—and Snags the October Cover!  —  The magazine's annual ranking of business and media elite hits newsstands today.  —  Facebook chairman and C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg …
Christian Uribe / Opera Mobile:
Opera Mini for Android update includes new compression mode, lets users toggle between speed and experience  —  Choose High or Extreme savings in new Opera Mini for Android  —  When Opera Mini was launched in 2005, we brought the internet to your phone, giving you access to the same web …
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Amazon finally stops selling the Fire Phone, as company adjusts its hardware strategy … It's taken more than a year, but Amazon has finally exhausted its supply of Fire Phones.  —  At least that appears to be the case based on the phone's product page, which now lists the device as …

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