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September 16, 2016, 10:10 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NFL ratings: over 2M watched Thursday's game stream on Twitter, with an average of 243K at any one time, compared to 15.4M on average on TV  —  And 48 million watched it on regular TV.  —  More than two million people watched Thursday night's football game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets for free on Twitter.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 7, 7 Plus teardowns reveal 2,915 mAh battery, 3GB RAM for Plus, bigger Taptic Engine where headphone jack used to be, Intel modem in some iPhone 7 models  —  As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple's new devices through the teardown process.
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Associated Press, Vice Media, and Gannett sue FBI for information on how the agency broke into San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  Three news organizations, including USA TODAY's parent company, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking information about how the FBI was able to break into the locked iPhone …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
After enabling movie ticket sales through Apple's iMessage, Fandango will start selling tickets through Facebook this weekend; sales on Snapchat coming soon  —  LOS ANGELES — By making it easy for people to buy movie tickets online or through a smartphone app, Fandango has experienced breakneck growth over the last two years.
Tim-o-tato / Droid Life:
SwiftKey publicly launches neural network-powered keyboard for Android, available now on Google Play  —  Last year in October, SwiftKey unveiled an alpha build for the world's first keyboard powered by a neural network.  Since then, big things have been happening at SwiftKey, namely the company being acquired by Microsoft.
David Meyer / Fortune:
De-Cix, operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, is suing German government over Federal Intelligence Service's mass surveillance requests  —  The operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, De-Cix, is suing the German government in an attempt to stop mass surveillance by the country's spies.
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Taylor Stanton / Slice Intelligence:
iPhone 7 Plus outsold 7 in the US in the first 48 hours of availability, Slice Intelligence analysis of 32k receipts suggests  —  Data from Slice Intelligence just revealed the first online sales figures for the iPhone 7, and early shoppers prefer the Plus.
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google, IAB, and others form The Coalition for Better Ads to set, monitor and regulate online ad standards  —  Google has helped form a coalition group comprising advertising trade associations, advertisers, publishers, and agency groups that aims to rid the web of bad ads.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission formally recalls about 1M Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones after 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage in US  —  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a Thursday announcement.
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