September 10, 2015, 12:10 PM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts about Apple's event: iPad Pro should compare favorably to recent MacBooks, Apple TV might be the most disruptive Apple product since iPhone, more  —  Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding Today's ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Event  —  All for One, One for All
Josh Tyrangiel / Bloomberg Business:
How Apple Built 3D Touch  —  Apple has made many things over the years, but its process has remained essentially the same: Find something ugly and complicated and make it prettier and easier.  Prettiness, in brushed aluminum, is more or less a permanent state.
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Apple promo video confirms iPhone 6s has a 1715mAh battery, smaller than 1810mAh battery in iPhone 6  —  Apple's 3D Touch Video Confirms 1715 mAh iPhone 6s Battery  —  Last month, rumors and photos of a battery that looked very similar to an iPhone battery suggested that the iPhone 6s' battery capacity …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Office Blogs:
Microsoft plans to update Office for iPad Pro with support for Apple Pencil, Slide Over and Split View multitasking, more  —  Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2  —  Today Apple announced the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2.  We've developed a number of new features for Word …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, claims Adobe  —  While Apple was typically tight-lipped as to how much RAM was packed into the new iPad Pro, Adobe is far more loose-lipped.  —  While Apple was typically tight-lipped as to how much RAM was packed into the new iPad Pro, Adobe is far more loose-lipped.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Once seen as bulletproof, 11 million+ Ashley Madison passwords already cracked  —  Programming errors make 15.26 million accounts orders of magnitude faster to crack.  —  When the Ashley Madison hackers leaked close to 100 gigabytes worth of sensitive documents belonging to the online dating service …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Secondhand Clothing Site ThredUp Raises $81 Million at Valuation Around $500 Million  —  The shakeout in the online used-clothing industry is here, and ThredUp is looking to separate from the pack.  —  The San Francisco-based shopping site, which sells secondhand clothing for women and children …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft confirms Office 2016 is rolling out on September 22  —  We knew it was coming, but Microsoft has now officially confirmed that Office 2016 for Windows will be “broadly available” from September 22.  —  The full public launch comes after many months of iteration …
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Former Uber driver was an employee, rules California department  —  Uber has lost another legal round in the dispute over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, an issue that threatens the core of the ride-hailing company's business model.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Why Apple TV is not a high-end game console killer and how it competes with rival set-top boxes Ouya and Steam Link  —  Why high-end game consoles have little to fear from the new Apple TV  —  New gaming functions are a nice added bonus, but unlikely to be a hardware mover.
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Spotify's Found Them First lets you see which artists you listened to before they became popular, defined as having over 20M streams and 2,000% growth  —  Spotify's ‘Found Them First’ Puts a New Spin on Discovery Bragging Rights  —  Do you listen to bands before they're famous?  Are you a tastemaker?
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social Marketer Unified Raises $30M Round Led by iHeartMedia  —  Unified is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding, plus a $10 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank.  —  That sounds like a nice chunk of change, but equally noteworthy is the fact …
More: AdExchanger and SocialTimesThanks:@davedonohue
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Experimenting With Putting Analytics Highlights In Your Notifications Tab  —  “Popular Tweet,” “Noteworthy Mention,” and “Top Follow” now appear in Twitter's “Notifications” tab for some verified users.  —  Twitter's “Notifications” tab now features analytics highlights, at least for some users, on the web.
More: The Next WebThanks:@kantrowitz
David A. Grogan / CNBC:
Dell says to invest $125 bln in China over five years  —  Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expand in the world's second-largest economy.  —  The world's third-largest maker …

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