September 3, 2019, 11:10 AM

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Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung plans to unveil a 6.7-inch phone, which will shrink to a pocketable square when folded inward like a clamshell, early next year  —  - Coming in 2020, it will close inward like a classic flip phone  — Collaboration with designer Thom Browne to push luxury appeal
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources reveal sleep tracking features coming to Apple Watch: sleep quality monitoring, option to auto-disable alarms if user wakes up before they sound, more  —  There's been a lot of speculation about Apple Watch sleep tracking, especially after Apple acquired Beddit …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it is considering testing removal of Like counts  —  Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users' from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship.  Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil …
Rachel Cericola / Wirecutter:
Review of Neighbors, Ring's neighborhood watch feature: great for locals concerned about crime but its privacy policy is lacking and it is not really “opt-in”  —  Security cameras and doorbell cameras can make people feel safer, but they also raise privacy concerns.
Podcasting startup Himalaya overstated its $100M fundraise in February, as it did not have that much money in hand, nor were all the stated investors on board  —  Himalaya Media launched in February as a San Francisco-based podcasting startup that had raised an eye-popping $100 million.
Seema Jayachandran / New York Times:
A study of the fastest-growing startups established from 2007 to 2014 finds middle age is a typical starting point for the founders of successful tech companies  —  It took an entrepreneur to reimagine the mundane home thermostat as an object of beauty — and then to make a fortune based on that vision.

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