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September 13, 2017, 10:20 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 …
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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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 …
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton says he's leaving after eight years, and will start a nonprofit at “the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications”  —  Acton has a net worth of $6.5 billion.  —  WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start his own non-profit.
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.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iTunes 12.7, with focus on music, movies, TV, and podcasts, and removes built-in App Store; apps can now only be downloaded using an iOS device  —  In a day filled with surprises, Apple has shocked us once again with the release of iTunes 12.7, which entirely revamps the iTunes App.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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.

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