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August 26, 2015, 2:15 PM

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Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Facebook testing M, an AI-based, human supervised virtual assistant inside Messenger that can complete tasks such as purchasing on your behalf  —  Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana  —  Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant.
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.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
YouTube Gaming launches on the web, Android, and iOS  —  Meet YouTube Gaming, Twitch's Archenemy  —  YouTube just launched YouTube Gaming on the web, Android and iOS.  As expected, YouTube Gaming goes head-to-head against Twitch, mirroring many popular features of the existing gaming streaming giant.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
AT&T Says Injecting Ads Into Airport Wi-Fi Was a Test That Is Now Over  —  AT&T said on Wednesday it has ended an experiment that had the company serving ads to those using its free Wi-Fi at two Washington, D.C.-area airports.  —  “We trialed an advertising program for a limited time in two airports …
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 …
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.
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 …

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