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September 17, 2016, 2:25 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.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Microsoft to close Skype's London office, making close to 400 employees redundant, as part of its global restructuring  —  Microsoft will shut down Skype's London offices, making most of its employees redundant, and terminating the headquarters of a rare European technology champion.
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 …
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.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Tim Wrobel / 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.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft now has the most open source contributors on GitHub, surpassing Facebook and Google with 16.4K  —  Over the course of the 90's and '00's, Microsoft became notorious for competing aggressively with the very concept of open source — free software, developed by teams of volunteer programmers from all over the world.

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