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September 5, 2016, 9:45 PM

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Devin Leonard / Bloomberg:
Inside Amazon's delivery business and its ambitions, which FedEx and UPS privately fear  —  For UPS and FedEx, Amazon's been great for business.  Now it's taking business away from them.  —  Photographs by Jake Stengel for Bloomberg Businessweek  —  Last fall, when he was running for mayor …
Consumer Reports:
Instead of offering to replace units, Samsung should officially recall Note7 via US Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban ongoing sales of pre-recall units  —  Some retailers were still selling the phone Friday  —  Consumer Reports is calling for an official recall …
Financial Times:
Snapchat joins the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which sets the Bluetooth wireless standard; sources say its AR hardware project has gathered momentum  —  Snapchat has given the strongest hint yet of its ambitions to move from apps into hardware, by joining the industry group that runs the Bluetooth wireless standard.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: smartphone apps now account for half the time US users spend online, up from 41% in July 2014  —  Here's a stat that's sure to worry Google: smartphone applications now account for half the time that U.S. users spend online, up from 41 percent back in July 2014, according to a new report from comScore.
Tom Bergin / Reuters:
Legal experts discuss Apple's chances in overturning European Commission's tax ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he will appeal the European Commission's ruling that his company received an unlawful 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Softbank has completed its £24B cash acquisition of ARM Holdings  —  One of the biggest tech deals this year — and the biggest ever in the UK — has now closed.  Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semiconductor firm that it saidin July …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's Sept. 7 event: new iPhones with pressure-sensitive home buttons, 5.5-inch model with dual-camera system, new Watch with GPS, more  —  Apple seeks to set foundation for holiday quarter with iPhone camera upgrades, improved Apple Watch fitness tracking, and refreshed software
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: mobile video app Flipagram is looking for a buyer after pivot to become a social network fails to generate growth  —  Or should we say flip itself.  —  Flipagram is looking for a new home.  —  The LA-based startup, which makes an app that lets users stitch together photos …

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