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September 8, 2020, 7:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple announces a September 15 virtual event, where it's expected to unveil an Apple Watch Series 6; new iPhones are reportedly set to be unveiled in October  —  - Company plans to announce 5G iPhones in October, not September  — Event to be held virtually from Cupertino due to Covid-19
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms a budget version of its next-gen console, the $299 Xbox Series S, says it is the “smallest Xbox ever”  —  After a flurry of leaks, Microsoft has been forced to prematurely confirm the existence of a second-generation console: the Xbox Series S. The company …
Jez Corden / Windows Central:
Sources: Xbox Series X will be priced at $499 and will launch on November 10, 2020 alongside the Xbox Series S  —  The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X together.  —  Microsoft is set to hold a press event soon to showcase the next-gen console pricing, and it's pretty familiar.  —  What you need to know
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google announces the launch of Android 11, says it will begin rolling out today on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and realme phones  —  Google today launched Android 11, the latest version of its mobile OS, and pushed the source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google unveils a feature for its Google Phone app called Verified Calls that lets businesses display a reason for their call, shown under their logo and name  —  Google today is introducing a new feature for Android phones that will help legitimate businesses reach their customers by phone …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple sues Epic Games for breach of contract and seeks damages, says Epic poses “as a modern corporate Robin Hood” but just wants App Store's benefits for free  —  - Apple on Tuesday filed counterclaims and responses in its legal battle with Fortnite creator Epic Games …
Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:
China launches global data security initiative to counter US' “Clean Network” program, urges countries to oppose “mass surveillance against other states”  —  Move, unveiled Tuesday is meant to counter U.S. Clean Network effort  —  HONG KONG—China is launching …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
The Apple TV app is now available on Vizio's SmartCast-enabled TV sets in the US and Canada, with three free months of Apple TV+ for users in the US  —  The Apple TV app — including access to Apple TV Plus — is now available on Vizio's SmartCast-enabled TV sets to users in the U.S. and Canada.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is working on a Surface laptop with a 12.5" display, Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage to be priced between $500 and $600  —  A smaller, midrange Surface Laptop is on the cards this holiday season.  —  What you need to know  — A new, midrange Surface laptop is in the works.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Slack reports Q2 revenue of $215.9M, up 49% YoY, vs. ~$209M est., adds 8,000 net new paid customers; stock down 18%+ as revenue growth is flat through pandemic  —  - Slack has grown revenue by about 50% for the third quarter in a row.  — The company has not seen a change in its win rate against Microsoft.

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