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September 22, 2015, 10:25 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.
Instagram Blog:
Instagram announces it has reached 400M monthly active users, doubling in size since March 2014, with more than 75 percent of users outside US  —  Celebrating a Community of 400 Million  —  We are thrilled to announce that the Instagram community has grown to more than 400 million strong.
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:
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Leaked Images Of The New Nexus Phone Retail Boxes Confirm ‘Nexus 5X’ And ‘Nexus 6P’ Model Names  —  It's a little less than a week until Google reveals its new Nexus devices in San Francisco, but as seems to happen every year, we know pretty much every detail beforehand.
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 …
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 …
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.
David Yanofsky / Quartz:
Waze considers reducing suggestions for dangerous left-hand turns that save time  —  The “Waze left” may be coming to an end  —  The navigation app Waze is beloved for exploiting shortcuts, avoiding traffic, and proving that the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line.
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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.
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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gmail now lets you block specific email addresses, unsubscribe from newsletters in the Android app  —  Google today added a new feature to Gmail that other email providers have had for years: blocking.  Gmail now lets you block specific email addresses with the click of a button …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Periscope iOS update allows viewers to share screenshots seamlessly while watching streams  —  Periscope Turns Screenshotting Into A Social Experience  —  A new version of Periscope popped up on the App Store today that allows viewers to share screenshots that they take during your stream.
More: EngadgetTweets: @drew
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:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Imgur vulnerability that targeted 8chan via images on Reddit patched  —  Someone Was Abusing an Imgur Bug to Target 8chan Users  —  A previously unknown vulnerability in the popular photo-sharing site Imgur was recently exploited in an apparent attempt to hack users of the internet message board 8chan …

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