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August 29, 2016, 12:20 PM

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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 …
More: 9to5GoogleTweets: @eringriffith
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.
Jeremy Hsu / Backchannel:
Amazon's $970M bet on Twitch in 2014 gives Amazon an edge as Facebook, Google, and others jockey to own live video  —  In 2014 Amazon surprised many by buying Twitch.  Today it has an edge as Facebook, Google and others jockey to own live video.  —  2015, Twitch viewers watched …
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