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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for Mac with real-time collaboration features and more, alongside the launch of macOS Sierra  —  Alongside its public release of macOS Sierra, the latest major operating system release for Mac, Apple today updated its Pages, Keynote …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: macOS Sierra review: Siri and Optimized Storage features add convenience but can frustrate, as Siri lacks third-party tie-ins, and iCloud storage is too limited  —  For the last few years, nearly all of OS X's biggest updates have come in response to iOS.  First, the Mac got iOS's apps.

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Amelia Heathman / WIRED UK: WhatsApp adds @-mention support in group chats, will notify even if the chat is muted, expands group sizes from 100 up to 256 participants  —  You can now [email protected] a user in a group chat to make sure they see the message  —  An update to the messaging tool WhatsApp now allows users to tag people …

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Josh Smith / Official Google for Work Blog: Google adds natural language search, improved spell checking to Drive and enhances multi-column support in Docs  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Drive Blog)  —  Innovation is critical for business success, so we're constantly trying to build tools that enable our customers to do more.

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Kirsten Korosec / Fortune: Vroom raises $50M Series E to expand its online used-car business, bringing total raised to $218M since its founding in 2013  —  Vroom, an online used-car sales startup, has raised $50 million in its latest funding round as the company prepares to push into new markets, as well as expand inventory and staff.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Tinder integrates with Spotify and lets potential matches view users' favorite songs and artists  —  Tinder has revealed the next step in its mission to help users meet their perfect match, as Spotify opens up its catalog of songs to the perennially popular dating app.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Comcast CEO says the company plans to debut a wireless service by mid-2017, using leased Verizon airwaves and Comcast's 14M+ Wi-Fi hot spots  —  It'll run on top of the Verizon network and lean heavily on Wi-Fi  —  Comcast just solidified long-rumored plans to launch its own MVNO cellular service.

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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal: Comcast to Launch Wireless Service by Mid-2017  —  Comcast service will be based on Wi-Fi and leased Verizon airwaves  —  Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts said Tuesday the cable giant is aiming to launch a wireless service by mid-2017, creating a new line of business that could help …

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: RIAA report: US music streaming revenue grew 57% to $1.6B in the first half of 2016 and accounted for almost half of industry sales  —  Popularity of online listening offsets plunging album revenue  —  U.S. industry poised for second straight year of sales growth

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies to bring AI to its search  —  It's not just gigantic search engines that are looking to acquire tech and talent around emerging areas like speech recognition.  Even design and craft marketplaces can use a little machine learning and artificial intelligence to make their wheels turn a little better.

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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk: New York federal judge rules Bitcoin is money in case involving defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx connected to a broader investigation into JPMorgan hack  —  A federal judge in New York has ruled that bitcoin constitutes a form of money.  —  The ruling comes from the ongoing case involving …

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Bloomberg: In China, women launch 55% of Internet companies, and make up 17% of investing partners in VC firms  —  Photographer: Wang Zhang/AFP/Getty Images  —  Downtown Beijing.  —  The largest venture capital fund ever raised by a woman isn't in Silicon Valley or even the U.S. It's in Beijing …

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Craig Cannon / The Macro: Interview with Dropbox's first employee, Aston Motes, on life at MIT, OkCupid before joining the company and on being a startup advisor, investor after leaving  —  A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox's first employee.  —  Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing …

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard: ICANN to change DNSSEC master key for the first time; new 2048 key will appear in DNS July 11, 2017  —  Soon, one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet will be changed for the first time.  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) …

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Agam Shah / PCWorld: Interview with Intel's second-in-command Venkata Renduchintala on drones, cars, and the death of mobile Atom chips  —  Intel's second-in-command Venkata Renduchintala is feeling at home with his new company after he switched over from Qualcomm  —  Intel is now more than just a PC company.

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Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot: Police records show Denver police spent $30K on social media surveillance tools for at least a dozen networks in May  —  In May, Denver police spent at least $30,000 on surveillance software designed to monitor and collect social media posts across at least a dozen networks, according to police records obtained by the Daily Dot.

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Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg: ARM announces Cortex-R52, a safety-critical processor design for devices such as automated cars and healthcare devices  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  New Cortex R-52 will compete with Intel Yogitech designs  —  First major design debut since Softbank's $32 billion purchase

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Grab, Uber's southeast Asia rival, raises $750M Series F led by SoftBank; source says post-money valuation is $3B  —  Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital.  —  This is the company's Series F round …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Books launches “Discover”, a personalized suggestions feature, to better challenge Amazon's Kindle app  —  Google today is launching a new feature for Google Books which aims to offer a better challenge to Amazon's Kindle app when it comes to helping you find new things to read.

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Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge: New federal rules for autonomous vehicles arriving Tuesday, call for 15-point “safety assessment”, aiming to avoid inconsistent patchwork of state laws  —  The White House vs. robot cars  —  So far, manufacturers of self-driving cars have operated in uncharted waters …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Google sends out invites for October 4 “made by Google” hardware event in San Francisco, will livestream it on YouTube  —  Google today tweeted out an indication that it will unveil new devices on October 4.  People have been expected Google to show new mobile devices …

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Intermittent and random glitch with iPhone 7's new Lightning EarPods stops volume controls from working; Apple says fix coming soon  —  Some iPhone 7 users have found an annoying glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods that come with the iPhone 7.  —  The issue, which I've also experienced …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Google buys API.ai, a startup with dev tools for speech recognition and a conversational assistant app with 20M+ users  —  Google today said that it's acquired API.ai, a startup with tools for speech recognition and natural language understanding.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press: Walmart completes deal to buy Jet.com for $3B in cash plus $300M in stock  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it has completed its deal to buy fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock.  —  The announcement late Monday came from Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon via his Instagram account.

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BBC: GoPro to launch foldable Karma quadcopter for $799 on October 23, new Hero5 action cameras and GoPro Plus $5/month sharing service on October 2  —  Camera-maker GoPro has unveiled a foldable drone that fits in a backpack.  —  The Karma aircraft also features a detachable stabiliser that can be used to make handheld shots more steady.

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