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September 28, 2015, 2:40 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 …
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?
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.
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.
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.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
GoPro's new budget Hero+ Wi-Fi action cam offers wireless connectivity for $199.99  —  GoPro wants to make sure it has the action camera for you no matter how much you're looking to spend.  The company's announcing a new entry-level action camera today, the GoPro Hero+ Wi-Fi.
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 …
Sherry Turkle / New York Times:
How smartphones change what we talk about and the connection we feel in in-person conversations  —  Stop Googling.  Let's Talk.  —  COLLEGE students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Volkswagen scandal shows why tinkering with vehicle software should be exempted from DMCA restrictions, despite objections from automakers and the EPA  —  VW scandal highlights irony of EPA opposition to vehicle software tinkering  —  EPA says public can't be trusted to tinker with vehicle software.
More: The Verge
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
India Replaces China as Next Big Frontier for U.S. Tech Companies  —  BANGALORE, India — American technology companies desperately want to win over people like Rakesh Padachuri and his family.  —  Mr. Padachuri, who runs a construction business in this city, the center of India's technology industry …
Leslie Hook / Financial Times:

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