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September 11, 2015, 3:25 PM

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Google and Twitter are working together on an open source mobile publishing product similar to Facebook's Instant Articles, plan to launch it this fall  —  Google and Twitter Team Up to Offer Their Own ‘Instant Articles’ — With a Twist  —  Google and Twitter are working together to help publishers show …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple's ‘Hey Siri’ Feature in iOS 9 Uses Individualized Voice Recognition  —  Following the release of the first public beta for iOS 9.1 yesterday, along with the GM version on Wednesday, a few of the testers have come across a new feature introduced in the update.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple's Live Photos Take Up About 2x Space of Normal Images  —  One of the novel new features coming in the iPhone 6s is the new Live Photos feature which captures an additional 3 seconds of video surrounding photos on the new iPhones.  The new feature is on by default and allows you to take photos as usual.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Airbnb Acquires Multi-City Trip Planning Service Vamo, Will Shut Down Product  —  Airbnb is acquiring Vamo, a service that helps in the process of booking trips with stops in multiple cities, and shutting the product down.  —  Airbnb might not use Vamo, but the company's appetite for a team like Vamo CEO Ari Steinberg's makes sense.
Paul Barbagallo / Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft appoints general counsel Brad Smith as president and chief legal officer, the first companywide president at Microsoft since 2002  —  Microsoft Appoints General Counsel Brad Smith as President  —  Microsoft Corp. appointed general counsel Brad Smith as president and chief legal officer, effective Friday.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Etsy partners with Postmates to test same-day and next-day delivery in parts of New York City this fall  —  Etsy Will Test Same-Day Delivery Option in New York City  —  As Amazon preps a handmade goods marketplace that will pit it against Etsy, Etsy is trying out one of Amazon's specialties: Express delivery.

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