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iPhone 6S and 6S Plus sales set an opening weekend record



Apple is finally giving hard numbers again — and they’re fairly impressive

Apple announced early Monday that it sold “more than” 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices in its opening weekend, setting a new launch record for the company

Last year, Apple said opening weekend sales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus topped 10 million.

“Sales for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said…

Google launches Android Pay, its new mobile payment platform



Google’s answer to Apple Pay has arrivedAndroid Pay, the company’s new mobile payments platform, is beginning to roll out in the United States, Google announced Thursday.

The platform is live at more than one million restaurants, stores and other locations in country, Google said, adding that it will be expanding the platform more in the coming weeks and months

Like Apple Pay, Android Pay relies on near-field communication (NFC) to…

Instagram Ads Go Global, Including New 30-Second Commercials

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Dismaland frenzy: Website buckles as thousands try to visit Banksy’s theme park



LONDON — It’s been billed, by its creators, as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction,” and it’s already causing widespread dismay online.

Banksy’s Dismaland opens to the public tomorrow and, thanks to huge demand from visitors and a potential wry joke thrown in by the subversive artist, it’s making a lot of people downcast.

Tickets for the “bemusement park” in Weston-super-Mare went on sale Friday at

Best Buy leak hints at iPhone 6S release day



Best Buy and Apple are taking their friendship to the next level — Apple Care — — and that may provide our strongest hint yet for when Apple will begin selling its next iPhone.

Best Buy is reported to begin selling the AppleCare and AppleCare+ insurance products at its stores beginning the week of Sept. 14, according to 9to5Mac. Given what else Apple is launching right around then, it seems an auspicious date

Facebook is testing an online marketplace in Sydney and Auckland



In a move that could make eBay and Craigslist management lose sleep, Facebook is testing a new regional online marketplace feature in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

A new “Buy & Sell” button is currently being rolled out in the platform’s lefthand navigation panel, which will take users to a searchable marketplace of items available in their groups and local area. This marketplace, which looks a little like Pinterest, offers for-sale categories such as “Clothing” and “Computer…

Disgruntled soccer fan puts his team up for sale on Gumtree



A Brisbane soccer fan has taken his disappointment with his team public

The fed-up supporter of Brisbane Roar football club has put his team up for sale on classifieds site, GumtreeThe ad posted by “C Fong” — a stab at the struggling chairman Chris Fong — initially went up for sale for a low “$3.50 Negotiable”

The bargain giveaway is a sad joke playing on the club’s current financial woes, with revelations the…

Flipboard Confirms Its $50M Funding Round


Apple will have to explain today how it will survive a slowdown in China



Apple has two big questions to answer for Wall Street as it reports third quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday: what happens to its growth if China’s market collapses and what the heck is going on with the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch first went on sale in late April, near the beginning of the quarter, setting off many frothy estimates among analysts for sales of Apple’s first completely new shiny gadget in five years. But expectations have been dulled in recent weeks in the…