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September 29, 2015, 2:35 PM

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Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
Google announces 5.7" Huawei Nexus 6P with all metal body, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 810, available for pre-order today starting at $499  —  Huawei Nexus 6P officially announced, 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 810, more  —  At its event in San Francisco this morning …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Android Marshmallow Will Officially Launch Next Week  —  Google first announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its I/O developer conference earlier this year.  At the time, the new version of Android was still codenamed Android M. As part of its launch event for the new Nexus phones today …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Android is now used by 1.4 billion people  —  Android just keeps on getting bigger.  Last year, Google announced that its mobile operating system had over a billion active users, and at this year's Nexus event, the company revealed that this figure has now topped 1.4 billion actives over the last 30 days.
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Sources: Twitter building new product to let users to 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 …
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.
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 …
Xbox Wire:
Microsoft's Project Spark game creator will move from microtransactions to a free and open creation model  —  Project Spark Transitions into Free Incubation Engine Next Week  —  On October 5, Project Spark will transition from its microtransaction model to a free and open creation engine.

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