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September 28, 2016, 5:35 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
BlackBerry will stop in-house development of phones and outsource it to partners, as the company switches focus to software and security  —  The struggling company will cease on internal development of hardware, instead outsourcing it to partners.  It will focus instead of security and software.
Jonathan Prynn / London Evening Standard:
Apple planning new 500K sq. ft. UK HQ at London's Battersea Power Station, to open in 2021, where 1,400 staff will be moved from eight locations around London  —  “It has always been our clear objective to create one of London's most thriving new communities and this commitment from Apple will undoubtedly help us achieve this goal."
New York Times:
Sources: after hacks and questions about security, Marissa Mayer denied Yahoo security team financial resources, rejected proposal to reset all user passwords  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Six years ago, Yahoo's computer systems and customer email accounts were penetrated by Chinese military hackers.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Report: Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud  —  Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire rival music service SoundCloud, according to a report by the Financial Times.  This comes just months after SoundCloud launched its own paid streaming service.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Twitter rolls out the ability to create and curate Moments for all users via the web app, coming soon to mobile  —  Twitter Moments — those collections of tweets about certain subjects, often the ones that are in the news and are being discussed by lots of users — now make a lot more sense.
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked document: Apple records some metadata related to whom you're trying to contact on iMessage, including your IP address, and stores it for 30 days  —  Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends.
Abner Li / 9to5Mac:
Google app on iOS updates with incognito mode, native YouTube playback, and Now cards renamed as “the feed”  —  Similar to Chrome, an update to the Google app for iOS today adds a new incognito mode that prevents search or browsing history from being saved.

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