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September 30, 2015, 8:40 PM

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Re/code:
Sources: Jack Dorsey to be named permanent Twitter CEO as soon as tomorrow, continue at Square  —  Sources: Jack Dorsey to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO  —  Jack is back — for good this time.  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months …
Bloomberg Business:
Google, Microsoft drop about 20 lawsuits in the US and Germany, resolving global patent fight over phones and Xbox  —  Google, Microsoft Resolve Global Patent Fight Over Phones, Xbox  —  Tech giants to drop about 20 lawsuits in U.S. and Germany  —  Companies say they will collaborate, work together on patents
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Drop-dead simple exploit completely bypasses Mac's malware Gatekeeper  —  A key limitation makes it trivial for attackers to skirt Gatekeeper protections.  —  Since its introduction in 2012, an OS X feature known as Gatekeeper has gone a long way to protecting the Macs of security novices and experts alike.
David Porter / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft flagship stores in New York City and Sydney to open on October 26 and November 12 respectively  —  Grand opening dates set for Microsoft flagship stores in New York City and Sydney  —  Renderings of Microsoft's first flagship stores - Fifth Ave. in NYC (top), Pitt Street Mall in Sydney (bottom).
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Expands ‘Buy’ Buttons To Bigcommerce, Demandware, Shopify... And Best Buy  —  A year after Twitter launched its first commerce product in the form of “buy now” buttons in Tweets, get ready to start seeing a whole lot more of them in your feed.  —  The social media company today …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
IHS estimates iPhone 6s Plus costs about $236 to build, one-third its $749 retail price  —  Apple's iPhone 6s Plus Costs an Estimated $236 to Make — $749 to Purchase  —  It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases OS X El Capitan, featuring full-screen Split View, new Notes, revamped Spotlight Search, Safari 9 and more  —  Apple releases OS X El Capitan, featuring full-screen Split View, new Notes, revamped Spotlight Search, Safari 9 and more  —  Apple has officially released OS X El Capitan …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Coding school General Assembly raises $70M Series D led by Advance Publications, owner of Condé Nast  —  Tech-Boom Bet: Coding School General Assembly Raises $70 Million  —  In a new video game, a thimble-sized character in pajamas wanders around a disheveled bedroom floor blasting demonic bunnies and elephants with a rifle.
More: TechCrunchThanks:@brookeannalise
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google to host event next Wednesday in New York, likely to unveil its open-source project similar to Instant Articles  —  Google Plans to Unveil Its Version of ‘Instant Articles’ Next Week  —  Three weeks ago, we told you about plans Google was hatching to launch a publishing tool to serve up articles on mobile devices.
More: UbergizmoTweets: @jbenton
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Jamaican-based wireless operator Digicel will soon block ads except on some popular local news sites, saying firms like Google, Facebook should pay to serve ads  —  Mobile Operator Digicel Will Block Advertising Across Its Network  —  Online ad companies will have to pay to have ads displayed
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
TiVo Bolt review: great $300 solution for cable subscribers, but ad skip only works for recorded shows on select channels  —  TiVo Bolt review: watching TV faster  —  Back in 1999, when I first reviewed the original TiVo DVR, I griped that “TiVo has no commercial-skipping button” …

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