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September 11, 2015, 1:20 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 …
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.
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.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
eBay Plus shipping membership launches in Germany, offers free express delivery and returns for €19.90/year  —  EBay Set to Offer Shipping Club, Starting in Germany  —  Fresh from its split with PayPal, eBay Inc. is addressing one of its longstanding challenges: shipping.
Nick Summers / Engadget:
California governor vetoes bill banning drones over private property  —  Legislation that would have restricted drone pilots in California has been struck down by governor Jerry Brown.  The bill, spearheaded by state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, would have banned quadcopters …
Chris Merriman / Inquirer:
Microsoft downloading Windows 10 installer on upgradable PCs that have opted for automatic updates  —  Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’  —  MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that Windows 10 is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in.

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