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September 18, 2015, 11:30 AM

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Leaked documents show second-gen Chromecast has new backdrop feeds, improved Wi-Fi, “Fast Play”, to be announced September 29  —  Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more  —  According to internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google set to announce this month that Spotify will gain Chromecast support alongside new device  —  Exclusive: Google and Spotify launching Chromecast support later this month  —  While Chromecast has long supported Google Play Music, Netflix, Pandora, and other subscription services …
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple held discussions with California DMV for self-driving car; Project Titan gets an Engineering Program Manager  —  Apple meets California officials to discuss self-driving car  —  The meeting in California, which is developing regulations for driverless vehicles …
iFixit:
iPad Mini 4 teardown: 2048x1536 LED-backlit display, smaller single-cell 19.1 Wh battery, 2GB RAM; smaller form factor with the power of an iPad Air 2  —  iPad Mini 4 Teardown  —  Everyone knows that Fall is the season for Apples, and they're finally starting to drop.
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers release Anonize for iOS and Android, designed to enable cryptographically anonymous surveys  —  New Crypto Tool Makes Anonymous Surveys Truly Anonymous  —  At the end of a semester teaching an undergraduate math course a few years ago, Cornell Tech researcher …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Intel Invests $67M Into 8 Chinese Companies, Including Segway Owner Ninebot  —  Fresh off a $60 million deal with Shanghai-based drone maker Yuneec, Intel is continuing to ramp up its investment in Chinese tech startups after the U.S. firm revealed it has pumped $67 million into eight companies in the country.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Periscope launches web profiles with recent videos, followers and following details, and total hearts received  —  Periscope Adds Profile Pages For The Web  —  Twitter-owned video streaming app gives broadcasters a landing page for the desktop.  —  Periscope today launched web profiles …
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: Road to VR and VentureBeatThanks:@jank0

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