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September 17, 2015, 8:00 PM

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Andy Mitchell / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Signal, a discovery and curation tool for journalists to find and embed content from Facebook and Instagram  —  Introducing Signal for Facebook and Instagram  —  We've heard from journalists that they want an easy way to make Facebook a more vital part of their newsgathering …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Amazon announces updated Fire TV with Alexa and 4K support for $100, Fire TV Stick and voice remote bundle for $50, all shipping in October  —  Amazon's answer to Apple TV: a Fire TV box with Alexa and 4K video support  —  Last week Apple sucked up most of the air in the tech press with its newest gadgets …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Amazon announces $50 7" Fire tablet, available in a six-pack for $250, and updated versions of Fire HD 8, HD 10, Kids Edition tablets, all shipping in October  —  Amazon introduces a slew of cheap tablets starting at $50, upgraded Fire TV  —  New devices include a bargain basement 7-inch tablet, as predicted.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg Business:
Federal appeals court rules Apple was entitled to block Samsung from using Apple's patented slide-to-unlock, autocorrect, and quicklinks features  —  Apple Wins Ruling to Force Samsung to Change Products  —  Apple Inc. won an appeals court ruling that may force Samsung Electronics Co …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Independent publishers are collateral damage in the war over ad revenues between Google, Apple, and Facebook  —  Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web  —  So let's talk about ad blocking.  —  You might think the conversation about ad blocking …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Software needed to run every Google internet service spans 2B lines of source code, all in a single repository available to all 25K engineers  —  Google Is 2 Billion Lines of Code—And It's All in One Place  —  How big is Google?  We can answer that question in terms of revenue or stock price …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google's Project Zero team finds address space layout randomization offers less protection against Stagefright than Google PR claims  —  Google's own researchers challenge key Android security talking point  —  No, address randomization defense does not protect against stagefright exploits.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Carly Fiorina's record as CEO at HP assailed during second Republican debate  —  Trump and Fiorina pummel each other over business record  —  The two CEOs on the Republican debate stage — Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina — took turns thrashing each other's business records …
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Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
T-Mobile and Sprint to Start Selling Apple Watch on September 25  —  While T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced last week that the carrier would begin selling the Apple Watch he did not provide a specific release date.  MacRumors has learned that T-Mobile will begin selling the Apple Watch on September 25.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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