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September 15, 2015, 12:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is working on a standalone video app that will support 360-degree footage; launch details uncertain  —  Facebook Looks to Bring Virtual Reality to Mobile Devices  —  360-degree video app would allow users to change viewing perspective by tilting their phones
CNBC:
Apple says iPhone pre-orders are on pace to beat last year's 10M unit first-weekend record  —  Apple: We are on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record  —  Apple on Monday said it is on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record.  —  Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US appeals court rules copyright owners must consider fair use before issuing takedown notices, siding with EFF  —  Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling  —  Copyright owners must consider fair use, and Universal now faces a trial over it.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
VLC and Plex Apps Coming to New Apple TV  —  Apple's latest fourth-generation Apple TV includes a dedicated App Store, which will allow users to access many apps and features that were not previously available on the older Apple TV.  Popular media streaming apps Plex and VLC, for example …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Stripe announces Relay, a set of tools for retailers to enable instant purchases in third-party apps, with Twitter as a launch partner  —  Stripe Unveils A New Tool To Help Retailers Build Native Buying Experiences In Apps  —  Stripe unveiled a new set of tools, called Stripe Relay …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft sends invites for October 6 event where Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, other Windows 10 devices are expected to launch  —  Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 and new phones at October 6th event  —  Microsoft has started inviting media outlets to a special Windows 10 devices launch next month.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Adrian Wong, the Google Glass engineer who defected to Facebook, quietly rejoined Google  —  Adrian Wong, the former Google Glass lead electrical engineer who left the company last year to join Facebook-owned virtual reality startup Oculus, has quietly rejoined Google to work for parent company Alphabet, according to his LinkedIn page.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Indian Cab-Hailing Firm Ola Is Raising Over $500M At A Valuation Of Around $5B  —  It looks like yet more fuel is about to get poured on the already-hot transportation app market in Asia.  India's Ola is raising $500 million+, at a valuation that we've heard is around the $5 billion mark, with $225 million committed so far.

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