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September 21, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Apple:
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to come to Apple retail stores Friday, Sept. 25; iOS 9 sees fastest adoption, now on over 50% of devices  —  iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus Arrive on Friday, September 25  —  Fastest iOS Adoption Ever with iOS 9  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple designates electric car project Titan as “committed”, with a target ship date of 2019, gives permission to triple 600-person team working on it  —  Apple Speeds Up Electric-Car Work  —  Consumer-Electronics Maker Aims to Finalize First Vehicle in 2019
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
4chan sold to Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of 2Channel, an early anonymous online message board in Japan  —  4chan Message Board Sold to Founder of 2Channel, a Japanese Web Culture Pioneer  —  If the Internet is the Wild West, you could call 4chan “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Source: Samsung plans to launch leasing program for its Galaxy phones in US in the next several months  —  Following Apple's Lead, Samsung Plans Its Own Phone Leasing Program, Cutting Out Carriers  —  Samsung is looking to take another lesson from Apple's playbook.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple releases watchOS 2 after five day delay due to a bug  —  Apple Releases watchOS 2  —  Apple just released the final version of watchOS 2.  The updated operating system is now available to download for everyone.  It is available as an over-the-air update.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Apple removes apps infected with XcodeGhost malware  —  Apple's iOS App Store suffers first major attack  —  Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
France denies Google's appeal, says Right To Be Forgotten should be applied globally  —  French data regulator rejects Google's right-to-be-forgotten appeal  —  Search engine's attempt to block French order to apply delistings to its google.com domain, not just its European sites, dismissed in ground-breaking case
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Jaunt raises $65M round led by Disney, Evolution Media Partners, and others, is now the highest-funded VR startup  —  Disney Invests in Jaunt as Part of $65 Million Round That Makes It Highest-Funded VR Startup  —  Cinematic virtual reality startup Jaunt has raised $65 million in new funding …
New York Times:
Kickstarter reincorporated as a public benefit corporation, which requires social and environmental performance reports but doesn't prohibit IPO or sale  —  Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit  —  Many technology start-ups aim to become “unicorns,” …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Meditation startup Headspace raises $30M from The Chernin Group, Allen & Company, Breyer Capital, Jessica Alba, Jared Leto, Ryan Seacrest, Jeff Weiner, others  —  Meditation Startup Headspace Raises $30 Million To Help You Be More Mindful  —  Headspace, a guided meditation and mindfulness startup …

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Microsoft:
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