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August 31, 2015, 2:30 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches Android Wear app for iOS on iPhone 5 and later with support for LG Watch Urbane and all future Android Wear watches  —  Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone  —  In a nondescript conference room at Google's headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Life Sciences and Sanofi partner to develop devices for diabetes monitoring and treatment  —  Google, Sanofi Join Forces on Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment  —  Google Inc. said its health-care-research unit agreed to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat diabetes.
Deepali Gupta / The Economic Times:
Indian competition commission charges Google with rigging search results; Flipkart, Facebook, and others corroborate complaints  —  CCI charges Google with rigging search results; Flipkart, Facebook corroborate complaints … MUMBAI: Flipkart, Facebook, Nokia's maps division …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google OnHub review: looks great, very user-friendly, but performance and functionality aren't worth the $200 price  —  Google OnHub review—Google's smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith  —  Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router.  Tomorrow?  We have no idea.  (Ok, maybe some idea.)
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 4: near universal Siri control, focus on gaming, support for third-party game controllers, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi  —  Apple TV 4: Gaming and Siri will be major focuses, expect Bluetooth game controllers + enhanced wireless  —  New Apple TV will look similar, but thicker (image via Michael Steeber)
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Ashley Madison fires back, says ratio of men to women is 1.2 to 1 with thousands still signing up  —  Hacking victim Ashley Madison wants you to know that reports of its demise are premature, and that reports that there are no women on the site are totally bogus.
Xperia Blog:
Video of Sony Xperia Z5 with 4K display leaks, confirms Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact too  —  Three minute video shows off the Xperia Z5 family in all its glory [Update]  —  All of the Sony Xperia Z5 information leaked earlier today came from a French hands-on video …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a 23-karat gold smartwatch for $1,200  —  The LG Watch Urbane's vanilla model was already huge, but for people who want their Android Wear smartwatch to be really eye-catching, the company is now offering a limited-edition 23-karat gold version for the low low price of $1,200.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
LTE over Wi-Fi spectrum sets up industry-wide fight over interference  —  Big Cable and Wi-Fi Alliance cry foul over cellular interference with Wi-Fi.  —  A plan to use Wi-Fi airwaves for cellular service has sparked concerns about interference with existing Wi-Fi networks …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs  —  AOL is announcing another acquisition — Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps.  —  An AOL spokesperson told me that the company will continue to offer the existing Kanvas Labs products.  Those include photo editing app Kanvas …
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