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September 16, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug  —  Apple has delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was expected to be available today to owners of the Apple Watch.  —  “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; many users reporting issue downloading the update  —  Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — here's a full walkthrough of all the new features  —  After a few months in beta, Apple has today released iOS 9 to the world …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Updating to iOS 9 and El Capitan partially mitigates AirDrop exploit on iOS and OS X; otherwise disable AirDrop until patch issued  —  One Great Reason To Update To iOS 9 - A Nasty Silent AirDrop Attack Is In Town  —  It's another big Apple AAPL -0.04% launch week with iOS 9 landing today …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
AT&T won't throttle unlimited data in congestion until users hit 22GB, an over 4x increase  —  AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans.  Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area.
New York Times:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce all public schools in city must offer computer science within 10 years  —  De Blasio to Announce 10-Year Deadline to Offer Computer Science to All Students  —  To ensure that every child can learn the skills required to work …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Ahead of IPO Prep, Jack Dorsey Is Telling Key People He Won't Give Up Square CEO Role  —  It's looking more and more like Jack Dorsey is going to have two CEO jobs for the foreseeable future.  —  Dorsey — who is the CEO of Square as well as the interim CEO of Twitter …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Prime Members Can Now Get The Washington Post Free For 6 Months  —  When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post back in 2013, there was some speculation regarding why the exec, who claimed to know nothing about the newspaper business, would want to purchase one of the country's oldest newspapers.
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.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft to retire Zune services on November 15, convert subscribers to Groove Music Pass  —  Microsoft has started alerting users of the impending retirement of the Zune Music Pass.  Alongside the alert, a support document details the transition to the Groove Music Pass and the death of the beloved free 10 tracks per month download.
Eric Chemi / CNBC:
Paypal testing payments on four US gambling sites after 12-year hiatus in the country  —  PayPal quietly re-enters online gaming  —  U.S. gambling sites start to accept PayPal  —  PayPal quietly returned to the world of online gambling in the U.S., with CNBC's Eric Chemi.

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