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August 29, 2016, 9:05 PM

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple invites media to event on Sept. 7 at 10AM PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, expected to announce new iPhones and updated Watch line  —  September 7 will be the day of the iPhone 7.  —  Apple sent invitations to the press for a September 7 product launch event …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on new pro software features for iPad expected 2017, a 5K monitor, and Mac updates, including a thinner MacBook Pro with flatter keyboard  —  Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads  —  New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI issued warning that two state voter registration databases were breached by suspected foreign hackers; sources: Arizona, Illinois databases were the targets  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks …
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Facebook's Trending section shows fake Megyn Kelly story days after firm lays off curators, company removes story, says is working on better detecting fake news  —  That didn't take long.  —  Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple faces multibillion tax bill in EU ruling over receiving state aid from Ireland; official estimate to be announced tomorrow  —  Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe's largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal state aid from Ireland.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Fitbit unveils $100 ‘swim-proof’ Flex 2 and $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring  —  Meet Fitbit's next Fitbits.  —  The fitness-tracker company is unveiling two new devices today, the $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring and a larger screen, and the smaller, “swim-proof” …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
BLU debuts $299 Pure XR w/ 4GB RAM, 3D Touch, fingerprint sensor, available now  —  After teasing it a few weeks ago, BLU has today announced its latest flagship device, the Pure XR.  The new smartphone brings a powerful set of specifications, a good looking build, and all of the features you would expect from a flagship device.
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Sources: red tape and internal politics are slowing down moonshot efforts at Alphabet's X  —  Why?  —  Google's famed corporate research lab, first launched as Google X, was a sandbox for the company founders and its band of experimental scientists.  When Google became Alphabet …
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