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August 18, 2015, 5:50 PM

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David Pierce / Wired:
Google partners with TP-LINK on OnHub, an easy to use $199 Wi-Fi router that makes sure your devices are connecting efficiently  —  Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router  —  It's actually pretty easy to deal with your wireless router.
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for the Google On smart home ecosystem, which will soon have its own app  —  Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for Google On  —  Google OnHub was revealed today by Google as the first doorway to a full smart home ecosystem.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: New Apple TV will run a full-blown iOS core, specifically a TV-optimized version of iOS 9  —  What will September's new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring to the living room?  —  Apple plans to hold one of its annual fall media events on Wednesday, September 9th to introduce the new iPhone 6S …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Verizon Edges AT&T in Network Quality, While Sprint Makes Improvements  —  Price competition is intense in the cellular business, and increasingly, so is the competition for top ratings in network quality.  —  Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, for example, said at Code Conference that his company …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Amazon set to launch new ‘Amazon Flex’ package pickup service with Prime Now in Seattle area … GeekWire has discovered a “confidential” new Amazon facility that's getting ready to launch Prime Now one-hour delivery in the Seattle area, as well as a completely new service called “Amazon Flex.”
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO  —  There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman's to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO.  Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk's CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring.
More: The Next WebTweets: @adamjbarton
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Paul Maritz steps down as Pivotal CEO, to be succeeded by Rob Mee, co-founder of Pivotal Labs  —  Paul Maritz Steps Down as Pivotal CEO  —  Paul Maritz is stepping down as CEO at Pivotal Software Inc., a data analytics, cloud computing and software-development services company spun out of EMC Corp. and VMware Inc.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Study: 11% of iOS users report using Apple Music, 64% of those who use it now say they're likely to subscribe after free trial  —  Early Apple Music stats show major opportunities for growth, user retention, conversion from rival services  —  A new study from research firm MusicWatch shares …
Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed gets $200M from NBCUniversal to expand its reach to TV and film, and partners with Yahoo Japan  —  Big News  —  I'm very excited to share that NBCUniversal has agreed to invest $200M in BuzzFeed and partner with us to extend our reach to TV and film.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Intel teams with Google to bring depth-sensing RealSense camera to Project Tango, Google's platform for 3D motion tracking on mobile devices  —  IDF 2015: Intel teams with Google to bring RealSense to Project Tango  —  Intel suggests wearable devices could be the game changer and final death blow to passwords we've all been seeking.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Top game developers launch Fig, a highly curated reward and equity crowdfunding platform just for games  —  Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun  —  A conspiracy has been hatched by the world's top Triple-A and indie developers to change the way computer games are financed.
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Midroll relaunches Howl podcast app: get access to recent episodes for free, or pay $4.99/mo to access archives of Midroll podcasts, WTF With Marc Maron, more  —  Is Howl The “Netflix Of Podcasts” We've Been Waiting For?  —  There's no true one-stop, all-you-can-eat shop for podcast distribution.
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