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August 26, 2015, 1:05 PM

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Jonathan Mayer / Web Policy:
AT&T hotspot at Dulles Airport tampers with HTTP traffic to inject third-party ads from WiFi monetization firm RaGaPa  —  AT&T Hotspots: Now with Advertising Injection  —  While traveling through Dulles Airport last week, I noticed an Internet oddity.  The nearby AT&T hotspot was fairly fast—that was a pleasant surprise.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: More than 75 million devices now running Windows 10  —  Microsoft officials say Windows 10 is now installed on more than 75 million devices, ust less than a month after its rollout began.  —  Windows 10's adoption is continuing at a strong pace, according to the latest data shared by Microsoft.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant  —  It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills.  The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014.  At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Google now lets US Cloud Storage customers mail tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups; service expanding to Europe and Asia soon  —  Google Cloud Storage now swallows posted tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups  —  Businesses on poor internet connections have a new postal option for moving large volumes of data to Google Cloud Storage.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Amazon launches Underground app for Android to promote free apps and games, pays developers on per-minute played basis, ends Free App of the Day program  —  Amazon launches Underground to promote free apps and games  —  Amazon launched a new shopping app on Android called Underground …
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
YouTube Gaming Android app launches in Google Play for US and UK  —  YouTube Gaming app goes live in Google Play, download it now  —  Good news, fans of live-streamed gaming: YouTube Gaming is now available for Android from Google Play.  YouTube announced that it would be releasing …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix is licensing films from YouTube stars and developing new shows to appeal to teens  —  Netflix to Add Films and TV Series for Teenagers  —  Netflix is entering the awkward teenage years, at least with its latest programming push.  —  The company is adding to its streaming service …
IDC:
Worldwide Smartphone Growth Expected to Slow to 10.4% in 2015, Down From 27.5% Growth in 2014, According to IDC  —  According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% in 2015 to 1.44 billion units.

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