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September 7, 2016, 9:35 AM

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Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Sources: Microsoft working on a Slack competitor called Skype Teams; service to include threaded messages, channels, DMs, video calls, meeting scheduling, more  —  It was recently reported that Microsoft wanted to buy Slack for $8 billion.  Slack, for those unfamiliar …
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
LG unveils V20 5.7-inch phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, secondary “ticker” screen, 3200mAh removable battery, available in Korea this month, other regions later  —  LG's latest big-screened handset boasts a metal body and removable battery — along with new cameras and a secondary ticker display.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Adult site Brazzers forum hacked, 800K account details leaked including emails, usernames and plaintext passwords  —  Nearly 800,000 accounts for popular porn site Brazzers have been exposed in a data breach.  Although the data originated from the company's separate forum …
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 …
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
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.
David Smith:
Indie developer maps App Store revenue from paid to ads, says advertising in his apps made up around 10% of sales in 2012 whereas now it accounts for nearly 80%  —  I've been thinking this past week (as I often do) about the ever-changing landscape of the App Store.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Pinterest hires Li Fan, former head of image search at Google and VP of search at Baidu, to lead engineering  —  Pinterest announced that it has hired Li Fan as its new head of engineering, where it's likely that she'll utilize her experience in image search, infrastructure …

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