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September 10, 2015, 10:05 PM

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Pali Bhat / Official Android Blog:
Android Pay begins rolling out at over 1M locations in the US today  —  Tap.  Pay.  Done.  —  Today, we're beginning to roll out Android Pay — the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone at over one million locations across the US.  Android Pay also stores your gift cards …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ellen Pao won't appeal verdict in gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’  —  The epic and historic lawsuit that has rocked tech over the last year is over.  —  In a statement today …
Jan Dawson / Tech.pinions:
iPhone Upgrade Program lets Apple take primary relationship with customers away from carriers, may boost sales in markets where phones aren't subsidized  —  The iPhone Upgrade Plan is a Game-Changer  —  Apple announced a lot of new products at its big event on Wednesday - new iPhones …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple should improve the iPad by making it a better platform for developers, not introducing a new product  —  From Products to Platforms  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was one of the company's best in quite some time.1 One reason why was, as John Gruber noted, a certain sense of stagecraft …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Periscope Adds Facebook Sharing, Support For Landscape Broadcasts Ahead Of Its Apple TV App  —  Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope rolled out an update today that introduces support for broadcasting and watching streams while your mobile device is in landscape mode.
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
iOS 9.1 released to public beta testers and developers, includes new emojis, iPad Pro features including support for accessories  —  iOS 9.1 includes new emoji like a taco and the middle finger  —  Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 9.1 to developers and public beta testers …
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
GM took five years to patch privately disclosed takeover vulnerability in millions of GM cars with OnStar dashboard computers  —  GM Took 5 Years to Fix a Full-Takeover Hack in Millions of OnStar Cars  —  When a pair of security researchers showed they could hack a Jeep over the Internet earlier …
Christine Magee / TechCrunch:
Lending startup for small businesses Fundbox raises $50M led by Spark Capital Growth  —  Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses  —  Less than six months after announcing a $40 million Series B investment, alternative lending startup Fundbox has closed on another $50 million …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives Verified Profiles Its Mentions App With “Live” Streaming And Posts Just To Followers  —  Journalists might start sharing a lot more of their links to Facebook, as now they can finally opt out of spamming their friends and instead only post to their public followers.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP CEO Whitman Joins Board at SurveyMonkey  —  Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has been named to the board of directors of SurveyMonkey, the Web survey outfit whose founding CEO Dave Goldberg died suddenly in May.  —  Whitman joining the board is notable for a few reasons.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM Buys StrongLoop To Add Node.js API Development To Its Cloud Platform  —  IBM has today made another acquisition to expand its business in cloud services — specifically in the area of enterprise app development.  It has acquired StrongLoop, a startup based in San Mateo …

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