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September 12, 2018, 12:56 PM

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Shivam / All Things How:
Apple product sitemap appears to confirm 5.8-inch iPhone XS, 6.5-inch XS Max, and 6.1-inch XR; XR to be available in six colors  —  Ahead of the unveiling of the 2018 iPhone devices, Apple has updated its product sitemap file which clearly states the name of the upcoming devices — iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's event from the Apple Park in Cupertino where new iPhones, Apple Watches, and more are expected  —  We're live from Apple Park in Cupertino, CA, where Apple will announce its new iPhones.  Expect an update to the iPhone X called the iPhone XS, a larger iPhone XS Max …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple product sitemap suggests Apple Watch Series 4 models will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes, up from 38mm and 42mm  —  Apple seems to have updated its sitemap a bit ahead of schedule, as spotted by AllThingsHow.  The URLs include references to the upcoming Apple Watch models.
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU proposes massive fines for online tech firms of up to 4% of worldwide revenue for the previous year, if they fail to remove terrorist content within one hour  —  Proposed legislation would require tech firms to remove terrorist content within one hour  —  The European Union …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Total value of cryptocurrencies fell to under $200B, down from its high of $832B in January, as Bitcoin and the largest altcoins see 35%+ drops  —  Value of cryptocurrencies has slid 76% after exceeding $800 billion earlier this year  —  The cryptocurrency rout that began early this year …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo says the Switch's online service, costing $3.99/month or $19.99/year, will launch on September 18 with a free seven-day trial  —  The Nintendo Switch's online service is launching in less than a week.  In a tweet today, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available on September 18th …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Google and Samsung announce expanded collaboration on RCS messaging support across each companies' chat clients, as Google keeps pushing RCS to rival iMessage  —  Google has secured a bit more buy in from Samsung for a next generation text messaging standard it's long been promoting.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
In a letter, the FCC has told Sprint and T-Mobile that it needs more time to review their proposed merger  —  - The agency has paused an “informal” 180-day transaction clock “to allow for thorough staff and third-party review” of recently submitted materials.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Verizon says its wireless 5G home broadband service will launch Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento starting at $50/mo after free trial  —  Verizon announced that, starting Thursday, customers in its four 5G launch markets will be able to sign up for Internet service.
Corinne Purtill / Quartz:
A look at how AI is helping kidney patients in the US by accelerating donor matching times on paired exchanges  —  There used to be only three ways off of a kidney transplant waiting list.  The first was to find a healthy person from within one's own pool of friends and family …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Mobile jobs app Job Today, which operates in the UK and Spain, expands its $20M Series B from November 2016 with an extra $16M from 14W  —  Accel-backed mobile-first jobs app Job Today has pulled in another $16M — an expansion to its November 2016 $20M Series B round.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Canadian SaaS startup Integrate.ai, which uses AI to help businesses make decisions, raises $30M Series A led by Portag3 Ventures  —  Helping businesses bring more firepower to the fight against AI-fuelled disruptors is the name of the game for Integrate.ai, a Canadian startup that's announcing a $30M Series A today.

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