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September 9, 2020, 7:20 AM

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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 …
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
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 …
Sascha Segan / PCMag:
Testing carrier networks in 26 US cities shows that while 4G speeds are up overall, 5G does not live up to the hype, with AT&T's 5G largely slower than its 4G  —  After a decade of testing 3G and 4G wireless networks, this year we drove around 26 US cities amidst a pandemic to determine whether 5G is ready for prime time.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Epic unveils a three week concert series on Fortnite, starting Sept. 12, which will broadcast from a new LA studio specially outfitted for live performances  —  It starts with Dominic Fike performing on Saturday  —  Music is about to become a much bigger part of Fortnite.
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:
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sources: Nintendo is increasing production of its Switch gaming console by another 20%, raising its goal to as much as 30M units for this fiscal year  —  - Supply chain has recovered, but demand maintains higher pace  — Company's new goal for fiscal year close to 30 million units
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Report: Samsung and SK Hynix plan to stop component sales to Huawei on September 15, the day US Commerce Department limits take effect  —  SK Hynix is also reportedly dropping Huawei  —  Samsung and SK Hynix will reportedly stop selling components to Huawei as the Trump administration tightens sanctions on the Chinese phone maker.
Camila Russo / The Defiant:
A primer on SushiSwap, which in less than two days will attempt to drain liquidity from DeFi's largest exchange Uniswap with untested code and $1.3B at stake  —  Read this to get caught up on the latest in one of DeFi's most dramatic moments.  —  8 hr  —  Hello Defiers!
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Source: digital advertising platforms Taboola and Outbrain have ended merger talks after failing to agree on revised deal terms, a year after announcing merger  —  - Nearly a year after announcing a deal to unite, merger talks between digital advertising platforms Taboola and Outbrain have ended.

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