September 22, 2016, 8:20 PM

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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo confirms data from 500M+ accounts was stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored actor”; info includes email addresses, hashed passwords, security questions, more  —  Yahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
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Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round  —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires another machine learning company: Tuplejump  —  Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree.  After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team, Tuplejump.
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Windows Blog:
Microsoft to launch full version of Minecraft: Education Edition on November 1 for annual fee of $5/user  —  Since June 9, more than 35,000 students and educators around the world have utilized the early access program and provided feedback to help us fine-tune the experience across a diverse set of learning environments.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases first iOS 10.1 public beta, adding Portrait photo mode to iPhone 7 Plus  —  Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public and one day after providing the iOS 10.1 beta to developers.
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Bluestacks adds Facebook Live streaming option to its desktop Android emulator  —  Draw a crowd while you play ‘Clash Royale.’  —  Streaming your favorite smartphone apps on Twitch is pretty hard.  Through Facebook?  Even harder.  To simplify the process, Bluestacks is adding a Facebook Live option to its desktop Android emulator.

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