August 29, 2016, 12:45 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 Fransisco, expected to announce new iPhones and updated Watch line  —  September 7 is going to be the day of the iPhone 7.  —  Apple sent out invitations to the press for a September 7 product launch event …
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” …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
While Hillary Clinton's stance on encryption is unclear, her campaign staffers are reportedly required to use “Snowden-approved” encrypted messaging app Signal  —  Hillary Clinton wants Edward Snowden in jail but that doesn't mean her campaign won't eagerly take the whistleblower's advice …
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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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Square brings payment and capital offerings to TouchBistro and Vend customers  —  Square is turning point-of-sale companies that at one time could've been considered enemies into allies, with two new partnerships with Vend and TouchBistro.  Square will now offer Vend and TouchBistro's restaurant …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Snapchat's head of revenue operations says the company is planning to introduce behavioral ad targeting in Q3 2016  —  Snapchat is planning to introduce behavioral targeting for advertisers, the company's director of revenue operations Clement Xue revealed in an eMarketer report published earlier this week.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Source: Indian digital payments startup Paytm raising $300M at a $5B valuation led by Taiwan's MediaTek  —  Indian digital-payments and e-commerce startup Paytm is raising $300 million in a funding round led by Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. and other investors, more than doubling its valuation to $5 billion …
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