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September 6, 2016, 3:35 PM

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Ina Fried / Recode:
Intel is buying Movidius, a startup with about 180 employees that makes vision chips for drones and virtual reality  —  It's the latest in a string of acquisitions for the chip giant.  —  Intel announced late Monday that it is buying Movidius, a small chipmaker that makes computer vision processors used …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Twitter's board of directors will meet this Thursday and discuss the company's options, including potential sale, trimming or selling off MoPub, Vine  —  Talk of a sale continues to rumble, but finding a buyer won't be easy.  —  Twitter's quiet summer may soon be coming to an end.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
KGI: Apple to announce new wireless earbuds called AirPods, which will target the premium headphone market and use custom “Bluetooth-like” low-power tech  —  Apple's new wireless earbuds, expected to be announced this week as “AirPods,” are said to feature a custom-designed wireless chip …
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Over 98M records leaked online from 2012 hack of Russia's Yahoo-like service Rambler.ru, each record contains: username/email address, plaintext password, more  —  Nearly 100 million records have been leaked online in yet another “mega breach”, this time from the website Rambler.ru …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer: Snapchat will generate $367M in ad revenues this year and $935M in 2017  —  A new report out this morning from analysts at eMarketer is forecasting explosive growth for Snapchat's ad revenue by next year.  The firm estimates the mobile social application will generate $366.69 million in 2016 …
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable:
Instagram kills its photo maps feature, citing low usage  —  Instagram is taking away your photo maps.  —  The photo-sharing app has begun to kill its photo map feature, with some users already seeing the option removed when visiting other profiles.  —  Instagram confirmed the changes to Mashable on Tuesday.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Yelp debuts bug bounty program with rewards ranging from $100 to $15K, coordinated through the HackerOne platform  —  Hackers, start your engines.  —  Yelp launched a public bug bounty program today, inviting the world's hackers to pick apart its websites and mobile app in search …

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