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September 14, 2016, 4:10 PM

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Signe Brewster / TechCrunch:
A look at the experience of riding in Uber's autonomous vehicle as pick-ups start in Pittsburgh  —  Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.  —  The announcement comes a year …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 2 review: serious fitness tracker with GPS, better performance, but display not visible in direct sunlight, software glitches remain  —  A GPS sensor and better water resistance make the new Apple Watch a serious fitness tracker  —  Let's call it what it is: a fitness tracker.
ABC News:
Tim Cook favors AR over VR, suggests it may be more commercially viable because it allows users to be more “present”  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he favors augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR), and suggested the emerging technology …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Spotify hits 40M paid subscribers, up 10M in five months, compared to Apple Music's growth of about 4M over roughly the same period  —  In a tweet shared by Spotify's official Twitter account today, the company's CEO and Founder Daniel Ek hinted that the service has hit the 40 million subscriber milestone.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
New Twitter app launches on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One, brings free video content from Periscope, Vine, and partners like NFL, NBA, and Bloomberg  —  Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that.
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Amazon Echo available for preorder in UK for £150 or £100 with Prime, ships Sept. 28; available in Germany by invitation for €180 or €130 with Prime  —  Amazon's challenger to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Now makes the leap from the US in the form of a smart home-controlling speaker
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft will now let devs distribute repackaged Win32 desktop apps through the Windows Store, which was previously limited to Universal Windows Platform apps  —  The Project Centennial “bridge” for Win32 apps is now ready for production.  —  Traditional desktop Windows applications …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
EU publishes proposals for new copyright rules, which would allow news publishers to demand payment from aggregators like Google News  —  Copyright plan may curb online use of news articles, content  —  EU also seeks to bolster rights of music performers, authors
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
Google and AppNexus sever ties with ComboTag, the partner company behind Adblock Plus' ad exchange  —  Google has severed its relationship with ComboTag, the Israeli startup that sourced buyers for Adblock Plus' recently launched Acceptable Ads Platform.  —  “We were just as surprised …
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