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September 22, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
iPhone 6s breaks traditional tick-tock release cycle with 3 marquee features: innovative 3D Touch, impressive 4K video shooting and editing, and Live Photos  —  Review: Apple's iPhone 6s And 6s Plus Go ‘Tick’  —  Tick, tock.  Tick, tock.  This is the familiar sound of Apple's iPhone.
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.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Office 2016 review: minor updates to desktop apps, solid real-time co-authoring, great cross-platform functionality with Office 365  —  Microsoft Office 2016 review  —  Today's release of Office 2016 marks almost three years since the last major version of Microsoft's productivity apps.
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Volkswagen says 11M cars worldwide equipped with software to cheat emissions, sets aside $7.3B to bring cars into compliance  —  Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Deception  —  FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said on Tuesday that 11 million diesel cars worldwide …
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook ramps up its Instant Articles as Washington Post says it will publish all of its articles on Facebook and over a dozen new publishers join  —  Facebook Ramps Up Its Instant Articles, and the Washington Post Is All In  —  Last spring Facebook started hosting stories from the New York Times …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Acompli Founder Javier Soltero Tapped to Improve Microsoft Outlook  —  Microsoft spent $200 million to get back into mobile email, buying Acompli and turning it into Outlook Mobile.  —  Javier Soltero  —  Now it wants Acompli's founder, Javier Soltero, to do the same thing for all of Outlook.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Broadband is a “core utility” like electricity, White House report says  —  US must take action because millions lack broadband access, White House says.  —  Broadband Internet service “has steadily shifted from an optional amenity to a core utility” and is now “taking its place alongside water …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter Loses Its Sr. Director of Engineering, Growth and International Team To Uber  —  As we've heard before, Twitter is losing some talent lately...specifically to the company a few blocks over, Uber.  Today, Akash Garg announced that he was leaving Twitter for the logistics company:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital  —  CrunchBase, the database of startups, other tech companies and the people who work in them that was originally developed alongside TechCrunch, is spinning out as an independent company.
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Xiaomi launches Mi 4c in China with Snapdragon 808, 5-inch 1080p display, and USB Type-C for $205  —  Xiaomi's new $200 Mi 4c has everything you need in a smartphone  —  Earlier this year, Xiaomi introduced the Mi 4i for India, and today it's launching the Mi 4c for China.

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