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August 17, 2015, 6:55 PM

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Jamal Eason / Android Developers Blog:
Google reveals Android M, version 6.0, is named Marshmallow; SDK and final preview released  —  Develop a sweet spot for Marshmallow: Official Android 6.0 SDK & Final M Preview  —  By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android  —  Whether you like them straight out of the bag …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads  —  The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a recent report on the workplace culture at Amazon.com has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos …
Carl Elkin / Google Green Blog:
Google launches Project Sunroof, a tool that uses Google Maps data to estimate your roof's solar energy potential  —  Project Sunroof: mapping the planet's solar energy potential, one rooftop at a time  —  The cost of solar power is at a record low.  A typical solar home can save hundreds …
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Facebook tests Medium-like appearance for Notes  —  Facebook Notes revamp set to battle Medium and Twitter  —  Facebook Notes has been one of the sprawling social network's least looked after features.  It has sat there for years largely unloved and useless, like Facebook's appendix …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
IRS says cyberattacks more extensive than previously reported, with more than 300K taxpayer accounts potentially affected  —  IRS Says Cyberattacks More Extensive Than Previously Reported  —  The Internal Revenue Service said identity thieves' penetration of one of its computer databases …
Serena Ng / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Interactive, owner of home shopping TV network QVC, to acquire online retailer Zulily for $2.4B in stock and cash deal  —  QVC to Acquire Online Shopping Site Zulily for $2.4 Billion  —  The owner of home shopping network QVC is acquiring five-year-old Internet retailer Zulily for $2.4 billion in cash and stock.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Google Delays Test of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone, Until 2016  —  Google confirmed on Monday that it is delaying until 2016 the first test of Project Ara, its take on a modular smartphone made up of components that connect in Lego-like fashion.  —  Google had been planning a test launch for later this year in Puerto Rico.
Grace Caffyn / CoinDesk:
Former Bitcoin lead developer Gavin Andresen, others launch Bitcoin XT fork amidst heated community discussions over how to avoid 1MB block “capacity cliff”  —  Bitcoin ‘Forked’ in Controversial Bid to Resolve Scalability Question  —  Two of bitcoin's best-known developers …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast will offer content creators 70% of ad revenue on its new Watchable platform, more than Facebook and YouTube  —  Comcast's ‘Watchable’ Streaming Portal to Give Creators a Bigger Cut of Ad Revenue  —  Comcast is offering Web content partners for its new …

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