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September 14, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Signe Brewster / TechCrunch:
Uber starts self-driving car pickups 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-and-a-half after Uber hired dozens of researchers …
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.
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.
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Amazon Echo available for preorder in UK for £149.99 or £99 with Prime, ships Sept. 28; available in Germany by invitation for €179.99 or €129.99 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
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it will cap Note7 charging at 60% in OTA update, starting Sept. 20 in S. Korea, is in talks with telcos from 9 other countries for similar rollouts  —  Samsung will limit the battery charging cap for Galaxy Note 7 users to 60 percent through a Over-the-Air (OTA) software upgrade on September 20 following more explosions.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Pandora's new music services could launch as early as Thursday; deals set with Universal Music, Sony, and Merlin, but not yet Warner Music  —  Sources say it's aiming for a Thursday launch.  —  Pandora wants to launch two new music services, and it may be ready to do it this week.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
YouTube launches beta of Community, which lets creators share photos, text, more into Subscriptions feed; subs can opt-in to new post notifications  —  Text, still images, and GIFs are now part of the mix that the service gives creators to keep their fans engaged.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Microsoft Outlook's mobile app updates with some Sunrise-inspired features and design tweaks including event icons, map integration, “interesting calendars”  —  When it acquired calendar app Sunrise, Microsoft promised that its features would eventually come to Outlook.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 10 review: Apple moves apps past isolated silos with iMessage App Store, SiriKit, CallKit, Maps extensions, rich notifications; iPad changes seem uninspired  —  Sometimes, change is unexpected.  More often than not, change sneaks in until it feels grand and inevitable.

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