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September 13, 2017, 12:35 AM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
iPhone X: 5.8" edge-to-edge OLED Super Retina display without home button, A11 SoC, Face ID, dual OIS 12MP rear cameras, Qi wireless charging  —  ‘The future of the smartphone’  —  The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it's called the iPhone X …
Apple:
iPhone X is priced at $999 for 64GB, $1,149 for 256GB; preorders start October 27, ships November 3  —  Packed with Innovative Features Including a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced iPhone X …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone X hands-on: FaceID feels natural and quicker than other smartphones' face unlock methods, gestures work well, 1125x2436 Super Retina display is brilliant  —  It's all about that screen  —  We just got a quick chance to hold the iPhone X, Apple's new flagship phone arriving later this year.
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: 6-core A11 “Bionic” SOC with Apple-designed GPU, glass back, Retina HD True Tone display, 12MP cameras, Qi wireless charging  —  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.
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.
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Yelp writes letter to FTC alleging Google is breaking 2012 promise not to scrape content from sites that opt-out and says FTC should reopen investigation  —  The assertion intensifies Yelp's criticism that Google unfairly uses its influence to stifle competition
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Google, Facebook, and Amazon are on a dangerous collision course with political power in the US  —  The bad new politics of big tech.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief  —  The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable …
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  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video, powered by A10X Fusion chip; preorders open Sept. 15 starting at $179, ships Sept. 22  —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …
New York Times:
30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.

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