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September 12, 2015, 6:30 AM

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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft quietly bought Double Labs, developer of popular Android app Echo Notification Lockscreen  —  Microsoft buys Android Echo Notification Lockscreen  —  Microsoft has bought a popular Android app called Echo Notification Lockscreen, which lets you personalize what appears on your phone or tablet when it's in lock mode.
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David Gilbert / International Business Times:
Cyanogen is working with Microsoft to deeply integrate Cortana into the next version of Cyanogen OS  —  Cortana On Cyanogen: CEO Kirt McMaster On Building The Next Great Smartphone OS  —  Cyanogen is attempting to be the first player to truly disrupt the smartphone duopoly of iOS and Android
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The New York Times and The Guardian Sign On for Google and Twitter's Instant Article Push  —  The New York Times is working on the new “instant article” format Google and Twitter want to launch this fall.  —  “We're working with Google and we're involved as both a publishing and a technology provider …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests new temporary profile pictures to support causes that revert to original after preselected time; broader rollout expected in coming months  —  Rep A Cause With Facebook's New Temporary Profile Pics  —  Your profile picture is the message you send most.
More: The Verge
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.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo's media unit about to undergo a major shakeup including the departure of CMO Kathy Savitt, amid company-wide talent exodus  —  Major Executive Shake-Up at Yahoo Media Unit Amid Company-Wide Talent Turmoil (Update)  —  According to sources, Yahoo's media unit is about to undergo a major shake-up …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
On-Campus Internet TV Service Philo Expands, Now Live At Over 40 Universities In The U.S.  —  Philo, the NEA and HBO-backed startup that's bringing traditional cable television, including both live TV and DVR functionality, to consumers' mobile devices, has been working to expand its footprint in the university market.
More: Engadget

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