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September 30, 2015, 10:20 AM

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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Behind the evolution of Nexus hardware and why Google chose to roll out two Nexus handsets  —  How Google Changed The Smart Phone: A Deep History Of The Nexus Phone  —  Google's vice president of Android walks us through how Nexus hardware and Android software influence each other and how they always have.
Tweets: @johnpaczkowski
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:
Apple:
Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available in China, music free for three months then 10 RMB/month, movies start at 5 RMB, iBooks from 0.5 RMB  —  Apple Brings Apple Music, iTunes Movies & iBooks to Customers in China Starting Today  —  Apple today announced that Apple Music …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Cellular usage through the roof since installing iOS 9?  Wi-Fi Assist may be to blame  —  If you've noticed that your data usage has skyrocketed since installing iOS 9 then this may be a feature rather than a bug.  A lesser-known feature of the update called Wi-Fi Assist may be to blame.
Re/code:
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 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Chromecast is Google's hugely successful Trojan Horse into your home  —  Google's secret weapon for getting inside our homes and deeper within the fabric of our daily lives is not smart appliance maker Nest or even its ubiquitous Android operating system.  It's a $35 HDMI stick …
More: Re/code
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adyen Adds New Funding From Iconiq, Values Dutch Payment Group At $2.3B  —  Adyen, a payment startup based in Amsterdam that provides services for companies like Facebook, Uber and Netflix, made waves last year when it announced a $250 million Series B that valued it at $1.5 billion.
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Foursquare now lets you make OpenTable reservations without leaving the app  —  Foursquare has partnered with OpenTable since 2012 to make restaurant reservation times available for viewing, but today a small update will allow users to book tables straight within the app.
Cromwell Schubarth / bizjournals:
SyFy pulls startup reality TV series Bazillion Dollar Club starring Dave McClure and Brady Forrest after first episode  —  Exclusive: Syfy pulls Dave McClure's ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’ from schedule  —  The Syfy channel has pulled “Bazillion Dollar Club” from its schedule one week after it premiered …
Tweets: @jcinsv
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
iOS Ad Blockers Begin Dropping In Popularity  —  For the first time since iOS 9 launched, no ad blocker is number one on the paid apps chart for iPhone.  —  Just short of two weeks since ad blockers skyrocketed to the top of the iPhone paid app chart, only one remains in the top five …
More: App Annie and CIO.comTweets: @pkafka

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