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September 9, 2020, 3:40 AM

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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
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 …
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).
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.
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:
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!
Shannon Vavra / CyberScoop:
Behind the US cybersecurity defense led by DoD's Defense Digital Service of Operation Warp Speed, meant to protect vaccine research from nation-state attacks  —  Six months ago, as professional sports were postponed indefinitely, schools were shuttering, Tom Hanks was the poster boy for COVID-19 …
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.
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
Three Senate Republicans introduced a new bill aiming to narrow the scope of Section 230, modifying platforms' protections through more restrictive language  —  Republican Sens. Roger Wicker (Miss.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) introduced legislation Tuesday aimed …
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.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Optimize.health, formerly called Pillsy, raises $15.6M for its end-to-end remote patient monitoring service, says its revenue recently increased by 800%+ YoY  —  Seattle startup Optimize.health raised $15.6 million to help meet demand for its remote patient monitoring technology as investor interest …

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