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August 29, 2014, 12:45 PM

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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years  —  Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program  —  A zipping comes across the sky.  —  A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia.
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple wearable to be revealed September 9 won't ship until early 2015  —  Code/red: Apple Wearable Won't Ship Until Next Year  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters.  — Beloved cryptographer Hal Finney is being cryopreserved following his recent, tragic death from ALS.
Bloomberg:
Google X VP Megan Smith is top candidate for US CTO role  —  Google's Smith Is Top Candidate for U.S. Chief Technology Officer  —  America is close to getting a new chief technology officer: Megan Smith, a longtime executive at Google Inc. and most recently a vice president at its secret lab, Google X.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Nokia announces HERE maps for Android, launching exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with offline access  —  Samsung unveiled its new new smartwatch yesterday, the Tizen-powered Gear S that's capable of making calls and going online without relying on a smartphone.
Kevin Rawlinson / Guardian:
Apple tells developers they may not sell personal health data to advertisers  —  The company has tightened its privacy rules in run up to announcements of new technology expected in September  —  Apple has tightened its privacy rules relating to health apps ahead of next month's product launch …
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
JustFab raises $85M at what sources say is a $1B valuation  —  JustFab has closed an $85 million round of funding, the company's co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg confirmed to Pando today.  The round was led by new investor Passport Special Opportunity Fund, and included participation …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11  —  Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns.  Today, the Japanese company announced two new 3DS models, simply called the “new” 3DS and “new” 3DS LL.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In  —  A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year …
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Valve sued by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over Steam's no-refund policy  —  Valve Taken To Court Over Its Refund Policy  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country's consumer and regulatory watchdog, is taking Valve to court …

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