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Weekly Tech Highlights: Apple's Big Event, Facebook Hits 1B Users In 24 Hours And More

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Apple Inc. NASDAQ:AAPL, Avago Technologies Limited NASDAQ:AVGO - Weekly Tech Highlights: Apple's Big Event, Facebook Hits 1B Users In 24 Hours And More

August came to a close with a highly anticipated event announcement and a social media milestone.

Apple Confirmed Its September 9 Event, Teased Siri Announcement

Apple Inc. AAPL 0.33% confirmed its event this week when it began to send out invitations for the September 9 extravaganza. As always, the invitation was light on words, but it did offer up one notable tagline:

"Hey Siri, give us a hint."

"That was just a play in with Siri," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives told Benzinga.

Apple expert

wondered why Apple would mention Siri without any plans to talk about it at the conference.

"Why would they promote Siri [and] call it out especially?" Udall questioned.

Facebook's Newest Milestone Is The Real Deal

For the first time in history, one billion people used Facebook Inc FB 1.43% in 24 hours.

Contrary to what some analysts assumed, that milestone was not reached by combining the total daily users from Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. That number referred entirely to...


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