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August 24, 2015, 5:30 PM

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Susan Hendrich / Windows Blog:
Cortana Now Available on Android in Public Beta  —  In May, we announced that Cortana, the first personal digital-assistant who works across your PC & your phone, will be coming to Android and iOS devices.  Today, we're pleased to make the beta of the Cortana app available to all Android phone users.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple dropped 2.5%, Google 3.7%, Facebook 4.6%, Microsoft 3.2%, as most tech stocks close down for the day after morning sell-off and midday recovery  —  Apple Ends Down 2.5%, Netflix off 7% as Nasdaq Rout Continues  —  Apple (AAPL) shares ended Monday's wild session down $2.61, or 2.5% …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Apple stock recovers after Tim Cook reassures investors, other tech stocks reclaim most early morning losses too  —  Apple leads technology stock recovery amid China fallout  —  An email from Tim Cook to “Mad Money” television host Jim Cramer helped save Apple nearly $80bn in its market value amid …
Mike Dano / FierceCable:
Comcast to upgrade all of its cable network with 10 Gbps-capable DOCSIS 3.1 technology within next 2-3 years, offering 1 Gbps speeds initially  —  Comcast: We'll cover our entire footprint with 10 Gpbs-capable DOCSIS 3.1 tech as soon as 2018  —  A top Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) …
Open State Foundation:
Twitter suspends API access for Diplotwoops and Politwoops, which displayed deleted tweets of politicians, in all remaining 30 countries  —  Twitter cuts off Diplotwoops and Politwoops in all remaining 30 countries  —  Popular web service that tracked politicians' deleted tweets shut down in 30 countries
BBC:
Ashley Madison offers C$500K reward as police investigate reports of two suicides possibly connected to leak  —  ‘Suicides’ over Ashley Madison hack  —  Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada.
Steven Johnson / New York Times:
How creative work in music, TV, movies, and books persists and often thrives in the post-Napster era, contrary to initial fears by some  —  The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't  —  In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
New Google Maps notification encourages users to share restaurant food photos  —  Google's Foodie Photo Ambitions Live On In New Maps Feature In Testing  —  Back in February, we told you about a new experimental service at Google called Tablescape.  The app, which at the time served …

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