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September 17, 2015, 5:35 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 …
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:
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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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 …
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 …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Stephen Schenck / Pocketnow:
Leak of Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet shows repositioned front-facing cam, new button placement, lightweight UI, more  —  Amazon ten-inch Fire tablet leak hints at lightweight new UI  —  It's been about a year now since Amazon's last big refresh of its Fire tablet lineup …
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 …

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