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September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM

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Seth Stevenson / Wall Street Journal:
Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat, unveils Spectacles, sunglasses that record 10 seconds of video at a time with a tap of a button, to be sold this fall for $130  —  IN AN UNMARKED BUILDING on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Google to launch $129 Google Wifi router; one source says several units will be able to link together to form a larger wireless mesh network  —  OnHub-schmonhub: two sources are now telling us that Google will introduce an own-brand Wi-Fi router called Google Wifi, and that the device will cost $129.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Google Home will cost $129, Chromecast Ultra with 4K support will cost $69  —  Speaking to Android Police, two sources claim that Google will announce its Google Home and the 4K ‘Chromecast Ultra’ devices will be priced at $129 and $69, respectively, at its October 4th event.
Palmer Freeman Luckey / Facebook:
Palmer Luckey says he contributed $10K to Nimble America, but isn't employee or founder of organization and isn't “NimbleRichMan”, doesn't plan on giving more  —  I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners.The recent news stories …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Verge founding team member Chris Ziegler took a job at Apple two months before leaving the website; internal review finds no impact on editorial decisions  —  Hey everyone — there have been questions about Chris Ziegler and his absence from The Verge in the past few weeks.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Twitter is looking for a price of at least $30B in sale discussions  —  Could it fetch up to $30 billion, as some sources suggest?  —  How serious is this Twitter sales effort?  According to sources we've spoken to, it's more of a soft outreach and inbound than a formal …
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
nuTonomy partners with Grab to expand its self-driving car trials in Singapore  —  Fresh from raising $750 million in new financing this week, Uber rival in Southeast Asia Grab is now making a move into the self-driving car space after it agreed to a partnership with NuTonomy, the MIT spin-out that is developing autonomous vehicles.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Sony says Xperia XZ available in the US from October 2 starting at $699, Xperia X Compact available September 25 starting at $499  —  If you reside in the Sates, it's probably best not to get your hopes up when it comes to Sony handsets.  Availability has been, at best, spotty.

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