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AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi has been hired by Apple

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Anand Shimpi announced that he was retiring from writing earlier this week. Now the journalist is joiningApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), according to Re/Code. Shimpi worked on building AnandTech for 17 years, which focused primarily on hardware reviews. It is unknown what Shimpi’s job will be at Apple, but it is likely going to be something related to product development. AnandTech will continue to publish articles, but it will now be headed by the new editor-in-chief Ryan Smith.

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Google may reveal Android One on September 15

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In India, Google is hosting an event on September 15th — we suspect that it may involve the announcement of Android One. Android One is a platform that will enable Google to bring higher quality Android devices to far regions.

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Google announces Project Wing, a drone delivery system

Google[x] has built self-driving cars and Google Glass. Now the Google X team has been working on a drone-based delivery system over the last couple of years. The drones can be used to deliver goods. It could also be used for disaster relief scenarios like delivering supplies to places in need.

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Google shuts down Authorship program

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Google is shutting down the Authorship program. Google Authorship launched in June 2011 as part of the Agent Rank patent of 2007. Google stopped displaying authorship in Google Search. It will no longer track data from content with the rel=author markup also.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) iWatch is expected to be released in early 2015

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We know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to launch its wearable device at a press event on September 9th. However, it will not be available until next year reports Re/code. “It’s not shipping any time soon,” said a source with Re/code. It is unknown when Apple will launch the wearable, but most likely it will be after the holiday season in early 2015. It is rumored that Apple may compromise on the battery life of the device in favor of higher image quality on an AMOLED display.

Facebook Inc (FB) is testing a tool to search for posts using keywords

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is working on a tool that will let users search for posts using keywords, according to Bloomberg. Some Facebook users on the mobile app have been given an option to search for old posts from their Facebook friends.

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Google is launching a startup accelerator in Korea

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Google is launching an office in Seoul, South Korea. Google has similar bases in London and Tel Aviv. It will allow entrepreneurs utilize company resources and support. Google said “that Campus Seoul will supercharge tech entrepreneurs, strengthen the startup ecosystem and encourage even more innovation in Korea.”

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is reportedly launching a 12.9-inch iPad

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According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly preparing a 12.9-inch iPad, which will be launching early next year. Bloomberg’s sources said that Apple has been working with suppliers for the past year on it and it will begin production as soon as Q1 2015.
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