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August 25, 2015, 11:20 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Leaked Ashley Madison emails claim CTO hacked competitor nerve.com and exfiltrated its entire user database  —  Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors  —  Hacked online cheating service AshleyMadison.com is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals …
Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
Lack of company support and tech knowledge increase anxiety for those affected by Ashley Madison hack, based on hundreds of users' emails  —  Here's what Ashley Madison members have told me  —  I found myself in somewhat of a unique position last week: I'd made the Ashley Madison data searchable …
Allison Linn / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft Research unveils MobileFusion, a new technology that turns any mobile device into real-time 3D scanner  —  MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner  —  A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Tests show it is easy to insert Galaxy Note5's S Pen backwards; doing so may damage device's stylus detection mechanism  —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck  —  We try not be hyperbolic here at Android Police …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product  —  Salesforce.com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product.  As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber tests bus-style “Smart Routes” in San Francisco, discounting $1+ off the UberPool price for riders who request pickup on specific routes  —  Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”  —  Uber lets us trade money for time.  But the cheaper the rides, the more people who will use Uber.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India  —  Coursera wants to accelerate its global expansion, so it went out and raised some more cash.  The online education service has raised $49.5 million in the first closing of its Series C round.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Tunein adds $8/month Premium subscription with access to over 40K audiobooks, 600 ad-free music stations, and live MLB broadcasts  —  TuneIn takes the ads out of your on-the-go real radio  —  TuneIn, long the Internet's main spot for AM/FM radio, adds an $8 subscription that swaps commercials …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Profile of PCH CEO Liam Casey, the supply chain expert of hardware manufacturing in China  —  Meet the tech industry's China fixer  —  His name isn't well-known in elite business circles, but in the tech hardware scene, Liam Casey is “the guy.”  He's the one you call for a factory connection …
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Andrew Brust / ZDNet:
Hortonworks introduces DataFlow, acquires Apache NiFi-backer Onyara  —  Hortonworks is betting big on Apache NiFi, acquiring Onyara, the commercial entity behind it, and releasing DataFlow, a separate subscription alongside the Hadoop-based Hortonworks Data Platform.

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