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September 8, 2021, 3:00 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces a “California Streaming” virtual event on September 14 at 10am PT, where new iPhones and Apple Watches are expected  —  Apple today announced that it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater …
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge:
Twitter says it is testing edge-to-edge pictures and videos in tweets on iOS to better support visual and text-based conversations  —  An Instagram-like focus on visuals  —  Twitter has announced that it's testing edge-to-edge media in tweets on iOS, creating a more full-screen …
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge:
Twitter has begun testing a “remove this follower” tool on the web which will allow users to remove followers without blocking them and without their knowledge  —  Remove a follower without unfollowing them  —  Twitter has begun testing the first of its proposed suite of new privacy tools …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Microsoft Start, a personalized news product via MicrosoftStart.com, Windows integrations, new mobile apps, and its Edge browser new tab page  —  Microsoft today is introducing its own personalized news reading experience called Microsoft Start, available as both a website and mobile app …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Coinbase says SEC threatened to sue over its yet-to-be-launched Lend program, following discussions with them for almost six months  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong responded Tuesday evening to planned enforcement by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pertaining …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft says it has acquired in-browser video editing software startup Clipchamp, which had 17M registered users across 390K+ companies as of July  —  - Microsoft is buying Clipchamp, whose video-editing app has over 17 million registered users.  — The deal comes weeks after Adobe …
Jamie Feltham / UploadVR:
Ray-Ban and Facebook's VP of AR and VR Andrew Bosworth appear to be teasing smartglasses with a point-of-view recording feature that could be announced Thursday  —  It looks like we'll be getting the first details about Facebook's collaboration with Ray-Ban on a pair of smartglasses later this week.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu is raising the prices of its two on-demand plans by $1/month October 8; Hulu with ads will now cost $6.99/month and Hulu without ads will cost $12.99  —  On Tuesday, Hulu began notifying subscribers that as of Oct. 8, the price of Hulu's two on-demand plans — with ads and without commercials …
Saikat Chatterjee / Reuters:
Bitcoin fell 17%+ to ~$43K before rising to $47K as El Salvador adopts it as legal tender, where high demand led to the Chivo wallet being temporarily unplugged  —  The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags …
Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
Financial Times:
Michael Wayland / CNBC:
Ford announces it has hired former Tesla and Apple executive Doug Field as its chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer  —  DETROIT - Ford Motor has hired former Tesla and Apple executive Doug Field to lead its emerging technology efforts, a key focus for the automaker under its new Ford+ turnaround plan.
Phillip Tracy / Laptop Mag:
Lenovo unveils the 14-inch IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and 16-inch Slim 7 Pro laptops, powered by AMD, both expected by October and priced from $1,290  —  The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and Slim 7 Pro are two premium ultra-portable laptops  —  IdeaPad laptops have long been overshadowed by ThinkPads and Yogas …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Crypto exchange FTX lands an endorsement deal with NBA star Stephen Curry, who has 15M+ Twitter followers, joining football stars Tom Brady and Trevor Lawrence  —  The operator crypto exchange FTX has struck its latest endorsement deal, this time with NBA star Steph Curry.
Elizabeth Byrne / ABC:
Australia's High Court affirms earlier rulings that media companies can be held responsible for Facebook comments posted under stories on their Facebook Pages  —  The High Court has dismissed an appeal by some of Australia's biggest media outlets including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian …
Wall Street Journal:
Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger says the company plans to spend up to $95B on two new chip-making facilities in Europe  —  Semiconductor maker pledges to dedicate production capacity in Ireland to car chips to help mitigate shortages  —  Intel Corp. plans to build new chip-making facilities …

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