Top Stories of the Day // August 8, 2015

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Apple’s Next iPhone Rumored To Debut On September 9th | Verizon Kills Off Subsidies And Contracts, Simplifies Data Plans | Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Customer Records In July | Cities As Platforms | How Consumer-Focused AI Startups Are Breaking Down Language | Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month | Watch This Human-Controlled Robot Crush Cans And Punch Through Drywall |

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Apple’s Next iPhone Rumored To Debut On September 9th

I'm not a betting man — but if someone were to say “Quick! When will Apple announce the next iPhone?!”, I'd say September. It's… just what they do. Sure… Read More…

Verizon Kills Off Subsidies And Contracts, Simplifies Data Plans

Verizon announced a brand new line-up of monthly plans for new customers. Following T-Mobile's model, plans are now a bit cheaper and easier to understand. But… Read More…

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Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Customer Records In July

Perhaps to counter concerns over iPhone sales and China, Apple this week released numbers related to the App Store’s growth that demonstrate the very… Read More…

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Apple To Hold Event On September 9th?

Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca endorses Jack Dorsey as Twitter’s permanent CEO, Google Maps iOS app gets a new night mode feature, Apple.com boots “store” tab in redesign, Time Magazine cover features a silly picture of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey. Watch Now

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Cities As Platforms

Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first… Read More…

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How Consumer-Focused AI Startups Are Breaking Down Language

Language is a distinctly human trait. Or is it? A new wave of consumer-focused startups are now developing artificial intelligence programs that can mimic,… Read More…

Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month

An NPD survey is suggesting that the Apple Watch has pushed watch sales to the lowest point since 2008. NPD has found that watchmakers sold $375 million worth… Read More…

Watch This Human-Controlled Robot Crush Cans And Punch Through Drywall

“The way I like to think about this project is that we’re trying to put a humans brain inside of the robot” Don’t worry: it’s less… Read More…

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