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August 5, 2015, 6:00 PM

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Official Android Blog:
Google announces it will provide monthly OTA security updates to Nexus devices, starting today with Stagefright fixes  —  An Update to Nexus Devices  —  Security has always been a major focus for Android and Google Play: Android was built from day one with security in mind.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
How the Stagefright bug changed Android security  —  It's been 10 days since Zimperium's Joshua Drake revealed a new Android vulnerability called Stagefright — and Android is just starting to recover.  The bug allows an attacker to remotely execute code through a phony multimedia text message …
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Samsung announces new Android security update process, will roll out patches once a month  —  Samsung to Deliver Monthly Over the Air Security Updates for Android  —  Samsung to Deliver Regular Security Updates Around Once a Month to Android-based Galaxy Devices
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches “Live” Streaming Video Feature, But Only For Celebrities  —  Before Periscope and Meerkat jumpstarted the mobile live-streaming craze, Facebook was already quietly working on its own way to let public figures broadcast live videos to their fans.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg Business:
Apple defeats bid for lawsuit alleging iMessage interfered with delivery of texts after switching to non-Apple devices  —  Apple Defeats Bid for Group Suit Over Texts Lost in Phone Swap  —  Apple Inc. won a ruling beating back a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung Kills Top-Secret Plan to Reinvent the Remote Control, Lays Off Boxee Staff  —  Samsung's ambitious plan to replace the TV remote is dead.  —  The Korean consumer electronics giant quietly shuttered an ambitious initiative last month that was internally known as “Perfect Experience,” or PX, Variety has learned.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Adidas acquires mobile fitness company Runtastic for $239M  —  Sporting giant Adidas has acquired Runtastic, a European mobile fitness startup known for its GPS fitness-tracking app of the same name, in a deal worth €220 million ($239 million).  —  Founded out of Austria in 2009 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
EMC Considers a Buyout by Its Own Subsidiary VMware  —  Data storage and IT giant EMC is contemplating a deal under which it would be acquired by VMware, the software company in which it is a majority owner, according to sources briefed on the discussions.  —  That is one of several options EMC's board …
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Leaked internal documents show Uber lost $20.4M in 2012, $56M in 2013, and more than $160M in the first half of 2014  —  Here Are the Internal Documents that Prove Uber Is a Money Loser  —  Uber, Silicon Valley's prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's licensing deals include permission to create up to five additional radio stations like Beats 1  —  Apple's music deals allow for new Beats stations at any time  —  While Apple Music may have gotten off to a less than stellar start, Apple's 24/7 radio station Beats 1 has lived …
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
IBM, Apple's Rival-Turned-Partner, Plans to Help Other Companies Adopt Macs  —  Big Blue, set to be the world's largest corporate user of MacBooks, expands collaboration in rapidly shifting tech landscape  —  International Business Machines Corp. and Apple Inc. used to be bitter rivals …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google Fiber plans service in San Antonio, its biggest city yet  —  Google will compete against AT&T, which plans gigabit service for San Antonio.  —  Google today said it is beginning design work on a fiber network for San Antonio, Texas.  With 1.4 million residents, it will be the biggest Google Fiber city so far.
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
China to put security teams in major Internet firms, websites  —  China is planning to set up “network security offices” in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Fastly Raises $75M For Its Real-Time CDN  —  Fastly, a content delivery service (CDN) service that focuses on helping companies deliver dynamic content to their users faster, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series D round led by ICONIQ Capital.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
How MLBAM emerged as the most reliable name in streaming video, on pace to earn $900M in 2015  —  How baseball's tech team built the future of television  —  It was the first week of April, 2015, and New York's Chelsea Market, typically packed with hordes of noisy tourists, was quiet.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Graava is an action camera that automatically edits your video and prepares highlights, on preorder for $249, to eventually retail for $399  —  Graava Is A $249 Action Camera That Edits Highlight Videos For You  —  Your GoPro is great until you have to edit all those hours of footage to find the cool moments.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Data-analysis firm Tableau Software acquires Infoactive, a startup that turns data into infographics  —  Tableau makes first acquisition ever, swoops up startup that turns data into infographics … For the first time in its 13-year history, Tableau Software is acquiring another company.
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