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September 22, 2015, 9:55 AM

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Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft announces worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows and Mac  —  The new Office is here  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.  —  It's here!  Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Office 2016 arrives with collaboration features, real-time co-authoring, Cortana integration, and improved search  —  Office 2016 arrives with features meant to take on Google (and everyone else)  —  Office 2016 is out of preview today, and in a sentence, it represents Microsoft's …
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Netflix-like e-book subscription service Oyster to shut down; part of team moving to Google Play Books, including CEO and co-founders according to sources  —  Oyster, a Netflix for Books, Is Shutting Down.  But Most of Its Team Is Heading to Google.  —  Oyster, a company that provides …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 6s review: 3D Touch is fun and useful, terrific camera and great performance, but battery life could be better  —  iPhone 6S review  —  Big screens won.  —  For the past three years, the most meaningful change to the iPhone has been the size of its screen.
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
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apple automatically refunding all purchases of Marco Arment's ad-blocking app Peace  —  Apple refunding all purchases of Peace  —  Apple notified me this afternoon that they'll be proactively refunding all purchases of Peace.  It will probably take a few days to process.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon Is Laying Off 1,100 At A Cost Of $35M, Shutters Operations In 7 Countries  —  Some significant downsizing is underway at Groupon, the daily deals and local-commerce site.  The company is today announcing that it will be cutting 1,100 jobs and taking a pre-tax charge of $35 million in the process.
Natalie Wolchover / Quanta Magazine:
Why modern encryption techniques must adapt to resist attacks by quantum computers  —  A Tricky Path to Quantum-Safe Encryption  —  On August 11, the National Security Agency updated an obscure page on its website with an announcement that it plans to shift the encryption of government …

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