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August 31, 2016, 12:50 PM

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Dropbox breach from 2012, which prompted password resets last week, is now known to have affected 68M+ accounts, and leaked user emails, hashed passwords  —  Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox.  Although the accounts were stolen during …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Ultra-slim Windows 10 notebooks, 13-inch convertible Chromebook, and first curved screen laptop launched by Acer  —  Acer has launched the new Chromebook R 13 and the Windows 10-powered Swift and Spin notebooks with Intel's new seventh-generation processors.
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles, and in the Explore tab on iOS  —  You can finally, at long last, zoom in on Instagram photos (and videos). … Revolutionary.  —  Instagram notes that the feature is coming to iOS today.
Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches $20/mo 2TB iCloud storage plan ahead of iPhone 7 event  —  Apple has launched a new 2TB iCloud storage tier a little over a week out from the iPhone 7 launch event.  The new 2TB plan, which is its largest plan available, will set users back $19.99 a month.
David McCabe / The Hill:
Obama to host White House Frontiers tech conference in Pittsburgh in October, guest-edit Wired Magazine's November issue as a tie-in  —  The White House will host a conference on innovation in October, it announced Tuesday, as President Obama moves to cement his legacy on tech issues.
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Google opening Waze-based carpooling service previously in testing to all SF-area Waze users this fall; current pilot charges riders at most 54¢/mile  —  Alphabet's carpooling program in San Francisco offers rides at cheaper rates  —  Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.'s turf …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands Dash Buttons beyond the U.S. and into the U.K., Germany, and Austria  —  Amazon has finally launched its consumer goods-ordering Dash Buttons program outside the U.S., with the news that it's now available in the U.K., Germany, and Austria.  —  The internet giant first introduced …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Compass raises $75M round at a $1B+ valuation, led by Wellington Management Capital, for real estate listings  —  New York-based real estate startup Compass is raising yet another round of funding, this time at a valuation above $1 billion.  —  The new financing was led by Wellington Management Capital …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Corning unveils scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices, available in products later this year  —  In 2015, Corning announced “Project Phire,” a new material that combines the strength of Gorilla Glass with the scratch-resistance of sapphire, and as of today, the result of that project is ready to launch.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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