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September 18, 2015, 12:15 AM

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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 …
Ian King / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon Chooses MediaTek Chip for Fire TV Over Qualcomm  —  Taiwanese company is Qualcomm's main rival in mobile phones  —  Qualcomm has been seeking to expand the use of its chips  —  Amazon.com Inc. chose a processor from MediaTek Inc. for the newest version of its Fire TV streaming box …
More: MediaTek Inc. and AnandTechTweets: @inafried
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
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 …
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 …
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.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: VR startup Jaunt expected to announce $50M+ Series C funding as early as next week  —  Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Raises Massive New Round of Funding (Exclusive)  —  Virtual reality startup Jaunt is about to announce a massive Series C round of financing, Variety has learned.
More: VentureBeatThanks:@jank0
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 …

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