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September 28, 2015, 5:50 PM

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Apple:
Apple sold a record 13M iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in opening weekend  —  Apple Announces Record iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus Sales  —  iPhone Available in 40 Additional Countries Beginning Friday, October 9  —  Apple® today announced it has sold more than 13 million …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Chipworks: Both Samsung and TSMC are making the A9 chip for Apple  —  And the Samsung version is smaller than the TSMC version.  —  The only thing that most people will need to know about Apple's A9 is that it's a whole lot faster than last year's A8.  But for those of you who are more interested …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Nexus 5X Will Start At $379.99, Available For Pre-Order On September 29th In The U.S., UK, Korea, Japan, and Ireland  —  [Exclusive] Nexus 5X Will Start At $379.99, Available For Pre-Order On September 29th In The U.S., UK, Korea, Japan, and Ireland  —  By now, you know all there is to know about the Nexus 5X, don't you?
Android Police:
Nexus 6P Will Be Available For Pre-Order On September 29th Starting $499.99 In The U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada, And Japan  —  [Exclusive] Nexus 6P Will Be Available For Pre-Order On September 29th Starting $499.99 In The US, UK, Ireland, Canada, And Japan  —  Remember the Nexus 6P?  Do I even need to ask?
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Google to launch Pixel C 10.2" tablet with 308ppi, detachable keyboard, Android Marshmallow in 2015  —  [Exclusive] Google Pixel C 10.2" Tablet With 308ppi, Detachable Keyboard, Lightbar, And Android Marshmallow Coming Later This Year  —  The Chromebook Pixel launched in 2013, and a replacement followed up in March of this year.
New York Times:
Twitter's board warming up to Dorsey as CEO of both Twitter and Square, also eyes GE's Beth Comstock, as major shareholder Rizvi Traverse voices Dorsey support  —  Momentum Grows for Jack Dorsey of Square to Also Run Twitter  —  Steve Jobs simultaneously led two companies, Apple and Pixar, as chief executive.
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft Has A Google Cardboard Competitor Called VR Kit  —  When it comes to virtual reality and Microsoft, most people think of HoloLens, even though that device is what the company calls “mixed reality”.  But, it looks like Microsoft is set to take on Google's Cardboard with their own virtual reality box called VR Kit.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google launches Customer Match enabling advertisers target ads based on customer e-mail addresses, rolls out Universal App Campaigns announced in May  —  Google Targets Intent With Email, YouTube And Search Matching And Universal App Campaigns  —  As Ad Week rolls into New York, the tech giants are rolling out their ad product news.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Silent Circle Blackphone 2 review: most secure Android phone, but lacks security certifications and encrypted email  —  Silent Circle Blackphone 2 review: A secure Android phone with a privacy punch  —  $799.00  — The Blackphone 2 is the most secure smartphone you can get your hands on today …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft explains data collection practices, says Windows 10 doesn't infringe on user privacy  —  Microsoft tries to clear the air on Windows 10 privacy furor  —  Executives in Redmond were caught flat-footed after this summer's Windows 10 launch by charges that the new operating system is spying on customers.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung to Shutter Milk Video Service in November  —  Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent @jank0  —  Samsung is shuttering its Milk Video service in November.  The company announced the shut-down on Google Play Monday, writing: “While we remain committed to providing premium entertainment services …

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