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September 17, 2015, 8:45 AM

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Sources: Apple acquires mapping analytics and visualization startup Mapsense for $25M-$30M  —  Apple Acquires Mapsense, a Mapping Visualization Startup  —  Apple's steady stealth campaign to rival Google in maps continues apace.  This month, the company acquired Mapsense …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Google hiring engineers, including three from Amazon's Lab126, for Project Aura, a new wearable tech initiative that builds on Glass  —  Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon's Lab126 for a new wearable tech initiative called ‘Project Aura’  —  Google is working …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment launches Peace, a $2.99 privacy-focused content blocker for iOS 9 that uses Ghostery's robust tracker database  —  Introducing Peace, my privacy-focused iOS 9 ad blocker  —  Running the Ghostery browser add-on in my Mac browsers has been illuminating:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's first Android app ‘Move to iOS’ is now available in Google Play store  —  Apple's ‘Move to iOS’ app is now available on Android  —  The first Android app credited to “Apple Inc.” has arrived.  Apple's still working on Apple Music for Google's mobile OS …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China asks US tech firms to pledge compliance for questionable practices including sharing user data and intellectual property  —  China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From U.S. Tech Firms  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Germany's HelloFresh raises $85M, values Rocket Internet company at $2.9B  —  Hello Fresh, the Berlin-based company that delivers meal kits and recipes to subscribers, announced today that it has raised another $85 million.  —  The company, which is a product of Germany's Rocket Internet's startup factory …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Facebook to allow Shopify merchants to sell products directly through a new Shop section on Facebook pages in coming weeks  —  Facebook, Shopify tighten e-commerce ties with merchant page Shop section  —  The feature is part of Facebook's effort to merge together social and mobile commerce …
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 …

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