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September 29, 2015, 7:05 PM

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Sources: Twitter building new product to let users share tweets longer than 140 characters  —  Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit  —  Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company's 140-character limit …
Hiroshi Lockheimer / Official Google Blog:
Google announces Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, updates to Google Play Music and Google Photos  —  S'more to love across all your screens  —  From your watch to your phone to your TV, we want to help you stay connected, entertained and informed across all your screens.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Google announces 5.2" LG Nexus 5X with 1.55 micron camera sensor, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, available for pre-order today starting at $379  —  Nexus 5X announced with Android Marshmallow and Nexus Imprint  —  Preorders of the new 5.2-inch flagship Google phone begin today at $379
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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google announces Chromecast Audio, Chromecast 2 with apps for Netflix, Sling TV and Google Photos, both available today for $35 in 17 countries  —  Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room  —  Google is ready to take over your living room.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
OS X 10.11 El Capitan review: Apple focuses on refinements with under-the-hood improvements, tweaks to apps and Spotlight, and new Split View multitasking mode  —  OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The Ars Technica Review  —  Apple brings refinement and under-the-hood changes to Yosemite's new design.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Google Introduces Google Play Music Family Plan, $14.99 For Up To 6 People  —  Google is expanding its Google Play Music service with a new family plan.  The company announced at its big event today that families will be able to subscribe to Google Play Music for $14.99.
Lucian Constantin / ITworld.com:
Two serious flaws found in TrueCrypt by James Forshaw, a member of Google's Project Zero team  —  Newly found TrueCrypt flaw allows full system compromise  —  A security researcher has found two serious flaws in TrueCrypt  —  Windows users who rely on TrueCrypt to encrypt their hard drives …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Consumer loans marketplace Avant raises $325M in new equity funding at a valuation of more than $1B  —  Exclusive: Online lender Avant raises $325 million and joins unicorn club  —  Avant, an online marketplace for consumer loans, has agreed to raise $325 million in new equity funding …
Kenneth Wong / Bloomberg Business:
Axel Springer Buys 88% of Business Insider for $343 Million  —  German media company Axel Springer SE agreed to buy an 88 percent stake in Business Insider Inc. for $343 million.  —  Axel Springer already owns a 9 percent stake in New York-based Business Insider, which runs …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps companion app for Apple Watch released, doesn't include map, only a directional arrow for guidance  —  Google Maps Comes To Apple Watch  —  At Google's press event today, the company announced a number of new products and updates, including two new Nexus smartphones …

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