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August 31, 2018, 1:25 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Next major Windows update will be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update and will arrive that month  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for its next major Windows 10 update today.  Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” will arrive at some point in October.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Developer says Apple Watch is hardcoded to block its gay pride watch face in Russia  —  Developer claims it's hardcoded into the OS  —  Apple first introduced its pride Apple Watch face during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.  Inspired by the rainbow flag …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google, via a deal with Mastercard, gets data that lets it match clicks on retailer ads to purchases in offline stores; Google says data is anonymized  —  Google found the perfect way to link online ads to store purchases: credit card data  —  For the past year …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla says Firefox will soon block web trackers by default, starting with trackers that slow page loads in Firefox 63 and cross-site trackers in Firefox 65  —  Mozilla today announced that Firefox will soon block web trackers by default.  In conjunction, Firefox will also let users control what information they share with sites.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Rappi, an on-demand delivery startup operating in Latin America, raises $200M+ led by DST Global at a valuation of $1B+  —  Rappi, an on-demand delivery startup operating in Latin America, has raised more than $200 million in new funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces YouTube Giving, a suite of new tools for creators and their fans to raise money for charities in the US and Canada, currently in beta  —  YouTube today announced a suite of new features designed to offer creators and their fans new ways to contribute to charitable causes.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Huawei announces Kirin 980, the world's first 7nm processor, with Cortex-A76 cores, Mali-G76 GPU, a 1.4 Gbps LTE modem, and support for 2,133MHz LPDDR4X RAM  —  More power, delivered more efficiently  —  At IFA today, Huawei announced its newest system-on-a-chip, the Kirin 980, which boasts a number of world firsts.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Images of the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones leak; both will likely be called iPhone XS and have a gold color option  —  Earlier today Apple officially announced when and where it will hold its next big event.  Apple's September 12th event is expected to include the introduction …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:

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