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September 9, 2015, 11:30 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus announced: 3D force touch, A9 CPU, 12MP camera, 4K video, rose-gold finish, unchanged pricing/storage; pre-orders Sept. 12, ships Sept. 25  —  Apple Introduces The iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus  —  Today, Apple has unveiled the latest generation of the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
With New iPhone Upgrade Program, Get A New iPhone Every Year For $32/Month  —  Today at Apple's keynote, the company introduced a new program available in Apple Store in the U.S. The iPhone Upgrade Program is a 24-month payment plan with an option to upgrade for a new iPhone every year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple:
Apple Brings Innovation Back to Television with The All-New Apple TV  —  The App Store, Siri Remote & tvOS are Coming to Your Living Room  —  Apple® today announced the all-new Apple TV®, bringing a revolutionary experience to the living room based on apps built for the television.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Hands-on with the new Apple TV  —  As expected, Apple announced an updated version of the Apple TV today, and I just spent a little time playing with it.  Physically, the unit itself isn't much different than the older model — it's just a little bit taller — but the remote and interface are entirely new.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
New Apple TV has 2 GB RAM, included 802.11ac WiFi is faster than its Ethernet port  —  On Apple's public specs page, it says that the new Apple TV includes an A8 chip and that's about it in terms of the bundled SoC.  However, Apple's developer documentation goes into more detail specifically listing …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple:
Apple Introduces iPad Pro Featuring Epic 12.9-inch Retina Display  —  Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard Bring Breakthrough Levels of Precision & Utility to iPad Pro  —  Apple® today introduced the all-new iPad Pro™, featuring a stunning 12.9-inch Retina® display with 5.6 million pixels …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Pro  —  There's Apple's best-seller — the iPhone — and then there's iPad.  That's not to say that iPad is a poor product; quite the opposite, actually, with the word “iPad” having become synonymous with “tablet.”  The issue is around tablets themselves.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
How RadiumOne VC and lawyer tried to buy their way out of Chahal scandal ahead of intended IPO, by paying Willie Brown $250K deposit to make it “go away”  —  RadiumOne Worked to Save IPO Amid Scandal  —  A venture capitalist with political ties sought to help Silicon Valley entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal
Apple:
Apple Introduces watchOS 2 with Native Apps and New Gold & Rose Gold Aluminum Apple Watch Sport Models  —  Native Apps, New Watch Faces, Time Travel & More Arrive with watchOS 2 September 16  —  Apple® today introduced beautiful new Apple Watch® cases and bands, available starting today …

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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