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September 12, 2017, 2:40 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's first-ever event inside the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  - Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE built-in for $399, same size casing as Series 2, new colors, W2 networking chip; preorder Sept. 15, ships Sept. 22  —  The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support.
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's event at Apple Park, where updates to iPhone, Watch, and Apple TV are expected  —  We're live from Apple's iPhone X, 8, iOS 11, and Apple Watch announcement in Cupertino, CA Hello!  You're a bit early.  We expect the event to begin at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with glass back, new 6-core A11 “Bionic” SoC for 30% faster GPU and 25% faster CPU, Qi wireless charging, True Tone display  —  Apple just unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event.  It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Youkyung Lee / Associated Press:
Samsung says it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand and is working with Harman on speaker assistant  —  https://www.apnews.com/195363f168574a13 9fa9c703bdc214f7  —  Link copied!  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events  —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business  —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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