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August 28, 2015, 12:25 PM

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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Apple loses Ian Rogers, ex-CEO of Beats Music and architect of the Beats1 radio service, two months after its launch  —  Apple loses key music streaming executive  —  The architect of Apple's online radio strategy has resigned two months after the launch of its Beats1 radio service, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Over 1B people used Facebook on Monday for the first time in the company's history  —  We just passed an important milestone.  For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.  —  On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Noel Biderman, CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, steps down  —  Ashley Madison parent company CEO stepping down  —  Noel Biderman, formerly CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, is stepping down.  Avid Life Media released the news in a short statement this morning.
Andrew J. Hawkins / Crain's New York Business:
NYC taxi industry has been developing Uber-like smartphone app, Arro, with no surge pricing and integrated with taxi screens, plans launch in a couple of weeks  —  Meet the taxi industry's last, best hope to survive Uber age  —  New smartphone app Arro lets users hail and pay for yellow and green cab rides.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Snip, a free screen capture app for Windows that lets users annotate with digital ink and voice  —  Microsoft Snip brings Windows screenshots to life with voice and ink  —  Microsoft has a new Office tool that's really useful if you regularly take screenshots.
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
US court of appeals for DC Circuit throws out ruling that would have blocked NSA's phone metadata collection  —  U.S. court rules for government over NSA metadata collection program  —  A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Sources: EU will launch a study of Uber in September to explore whether the company is a transport service or just a digital service  —  To regulate or not to regulate?  EU to launch study on Uber  —  Brussels will launch a study in September of the taxi-hailing app Uber …
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Google debuts a beta version of its local home services product today in the Bay Area; service professionals prescreened by Google now found directly in search  —  Google's Home Services Product Finally, Officially Launches Today  —  You can find a plumber on Yelp, book a cleaning person on Amazon …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Obama Administration, Department of Defense team up with Apple, HP, General Motors, Stanford, Boeing, others on Silicon Valley wearable tech hub  —  Obama Administration teams with Apple, HP, Boeing on new wearable tech hub in Silicon Valley  —  The Obama Administration …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6S will come in Apple Watch-like Rose Gold rather than Pink, lack sapphire, and have renamed Force Touch  —  Earlier this year, reports began to suggest that Apple would launch the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in an additional color beyond the Space Gray, Silver, and Gold options …

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