September 15, 2015, 11:10 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook on whether people will favor iPad Pros over Macs, privacy concerns, and the possibility of deleting some default iOS apps  —  20 Minutes With Tim Cook  —  The Apple CEO addresses new iPhone features, privacy concerns, the iPad Pro as a desktop replacement, and why you can't delete …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Snapchat's latest update lets users pay $0.99 to replay three disappeared snaps, adds “Lenses” feature for animating selfies  —  Snapchat is letting users pay $.99 to replay disappearing snaps, and it just added a ‘lens’ feature to animate your selfies
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Phil Libin moves to VC firm General Catalyst, two months after stepping down as CEO of Evernote  —  Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital  —  Phil Libin, the co-founder of digital note-taking service Evernote Inc., is moving into venture capital two months after he stepped down as chief executive of the startup.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is close to testing a button for people to express empathy and other emotions, but it won't be a “dislike” button  —  Dislike Button?  Facebook's Not Getting That — But It May Gain Alternative To The Like Button  —  There will be no “dislike” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal  —  Apple's support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices.
Casey Johnston / The Awl:
Jenna Golden / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter partners with Square to let users in US make political donations through a tweet  —  Political donations, now through a Tweet  —  When people have conversations about politics, they have them on Twitter.  It's what voters learn and share in these conversations that routinely motivates political action.
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony's Project Morpheus is now ‘PlayStation VR’  —  Sony's Project Morpheus VR system has a new, more obvious name: PlayStation VR.  The announcement came today at the company's Tokyo Game Show press conference, but that's about the only new information Sony was willing to part with.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Zenefits is building a payroll processing system to compete with ADP, Zenpayroll, others  —  With “Project Nutshot,” Zenefits Plans To Hit Competition Where It Hurts  —  The confidential project would set up a rivalry between Zenefits, a Silicon Valley “unicorn,” and some of its partners in the world of business software.
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Jemima Kelly / Reuters:
Nine banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays join financial tech firm R3 to build a framework for using blockchain tech in the markets  —  Nine of world's biggest banks join to form blockchain partnership  —  Nine of the world's biggest banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays …
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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Announces New Internet of Things Cloud, As Dreamforce Opens  —  When you think of, you probably don't think about the burgeoning Internet of Things, but Salesforce wants to help customers make sense of all of the data coming from the growing number of connected devices …
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Lawsuit against Twitter alleges that auto-link shortening in direct messages violates privacy laws, seeks class action status  —  Twitter Hit With Suit Claiming It Snoops on Direct Messages  —  Twitter Inc.'s direct messages may not be as private as it claims, according to a lawsuit filed against the company on Monday.
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Games made for Apple TV must support its remote; MFi controllers must be optional  —  Apple TV games must use the remote — no controller-only games allowed  —  If you were thinking that Apple TV could steal triple-A gaming away from consoles, you might want to think again.

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