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September 11, 2017, 7:50 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
tvOS 11 firmware leak suggests “Apple TV 4K” name, potential Siri Remote update with haptic feedback, references to “HDR Modes” in settings  —  Following 9to5Mac's iPhone X feature discoveries from the iOS 11 GM leak we received over the weekend …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo says OLED iPhone X production is currently less than 10K units per day, and Blush Gold model may launch later than other colors  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note to investors today in which he said Apple's current iPhone X production totals less than just 10,000 units per day.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
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Amazon reportedly working on new Fire TV models with 4K HDR video at 60 FPS: a Chromecast-like dongle for 2017 and a cube-shaped set-top box with far field mics  —  I can now confirm that Amazon is working on two new Fire TV models which will both be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Microsoft adds guest access to Teams, which it says is now being used by 125K organizations in 25 languages  —  Microsoft's software alternative to Slack is now open for guests.  —  Six months after the general release of its workplace messaging app Teams, Microsoft will now allow customers …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
GM, Cruise announce plans for mass-produced auto with self-driving hardware based on updated Bolt EV platform; no date for car's launch or self-driving feature  —  Cruise, the self-driving car startup that sold to General Motors last year, has reached a new milestone: it has a self-driving car model …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Xiaomi unveils Mi Mix 2 with Snapdragon 835 and 5.99" display starting at ~$500 in China, alongside a special edition with full unibody ceramic design, 8GB RAM  —  As statements of intent in phone design go, it's hard to think of a stronger one than the original Mi Mix.
Chao Deng / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China plans to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges and ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies  —  Authorities to ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies  —  BEIJING—Chinese authorities plan to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges, delivering a final blow …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon's original boomtown: How the tech giant has transformed and outgrown Seattle  —  Whichever North American city ends up landing Amazon's second headquarters is in for a wild ride.  Just look at what has happened in Seattle over the past 10 years, as the tech giant has transformed …
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