• Apple will unveil its smartwatch on Sept. 9, acc to @Recode; the co will debut the wearable alongside the next 2 iPhone devices, & it will use both the health/fitness platform HealthKit & the connected device controller framework HomeKit - Link
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    @jason: For the love of God, let's get this party started!
     
  • P2P loan marketplace @LendingClub files for a $500M IPO, @dealbook reports; the co offers an online platform that connects lenders w/ potential borrowers via algorithms; it has financed $5B in loans & paid out $494M in interest to investors - Link
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  • Uber's Operation SLOG supplies brand ambassadors w/ burner phones & credit cards to book Lyft rides & attempt to recruit drivers, The Verge reports; in some cases, driver kits, incl iPhones, are provided for rapid/instant conversion; Uber has also employed evasive tactics to avoid ambassador blacklisting by Lyft; Uber admits the program's existence but denies allegations of sabotage, incl the booking & canceling of 5,560 Lyft rides; Uber CEO @travisk confirmed the legitimacy of internal docs leaked to The Verge - Link

    (Note: @Jason is an investor in Uber)


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  • Apple is denied its bid for a @Samsung smartphone sales ban, @Bloomberg reports; Apple sought a ban on multiple older Samsung devices after, earlier this yr, a jury found both co's infringed on patents - Link
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  • @pandora_radio releases a @googleglass app; users can control the app via voice control or touchpad, & listen via the built-in speaker & bone conduction, the single earbud that's incl w/ Glass, or a micro USB, double earbud accessory; the app is a result of an internal Hack-a-thon event - Link
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  • @Square is raising ~$200M @ a $6B valuation, CNBC reports; the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation will reportedly participate; Square was valued @ $5B earlier this yr & has raised $440.5M to date - Link

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  • Tech training site @pluralsight raises $135M B led by @insightpartners w/ participation from ICONIQ Capital & Sorenson Capital; CEO @skonnard says the valuation is close to $1B; the site offers individual & business plans; Pluralsight has raised $165M to date - Link

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  • @Twitter opens its analytics dashboard to all users; the dashboard, which was previously only available to advertisers & verified users, lets users see the performance of sent tweets - Link
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  • @reddit co-founder @alexisohanian chats w/ the @nerdist podcast; he talks the original ideas behind the founding of Reddit, his thoughts on what makes a successful AMA, his opinion on the future of the Internet, net neutrality, & more - Link
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  • @Google is opening a startup Campus in Seoul; the Campus, the 1st of its kind in Asia, will provide a spot for entrepreneurs to build their co's w/ access to Google mentors; it will also incl an exchange program for founders to go to other Campuses around the world - Link
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