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September 15, 2016, 2:15 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says all iPhone 7 Plus models and jet black iPhone 7 models will be unavailable to buy in stores initially, but all models are still available online  —  Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they'd be able to walk into an Apple store …
Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine says Apple isn't looking to buy any streaming services, quashing rumors of a Tidal acquisition  —  Apple's appetite for acquiring music streaming services, and the agonies and ecstasies that come along with them, has apparently been satisfied.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Pandora rebrands $5/month Pandora One ad-free subscription service as Pandora Plus, adds unlimited skips and replays, offline mode  —  Pandora's free service is also getting some new features  —  As expected, Pandora has launched Pandora Plus, a rebranded and improved version of its $5-a-month Pandora One offering.
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
LinkNYC removes browsing from NY kiosks after complaints people were monopolizing spots and watching porn, is working with city officials on options  —  The Wi-Fi kiosks were designed to replace phone booths and allow users to consult maps, maybe check the weather or charge their phones.
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica UK:
European Commission proposes €120M grant to give every town in the EU free public Wi-Fi by 2020, envisions fully deploying 5G across the EU by 2025  —  100Mbps broadband, fully deployed 5G, no more bottlenecks—Juncker hits the sweet notes.  —  BRUSSELS—The European Commission …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable exec Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services; he will report to Eddy Cue  —  Former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern has joined Apple to work on the cloud services team, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
GitHub debuts improved comments moderation and project management features, tweaks API for better 3rd-party integrations, offers early-access program  —  GitHub is hosting its Universe developer conference in San Francisco today.  Unsurprisingly, the company used this event to announce …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
LG, Huawei, and Motorola confirm no new Android Wear watches in fall 2016 despite releasing one in Sept. 2015, hinting at a lack of enthusiasm from customers  —  With the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung's Gear S3 hitting the market, rivals such as Motorola and LG are sitting out this holiday season.

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