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August 17, 2015, 4:35 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 …
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 …
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 …
Serena Ng / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Interactive Corp., owner of home shopping TV network QVC, buys online retailer Zulily for $2.4B  —  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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Photo of LG's Nexus 5 leaks online, after renders of both LG and Huawei Nexus devices surfaced over the weekend  —  This could be Google's new Nexus 5 smartphone, built by LG  —  We waved goodbye to the Nexus 5 when Google stopped selling its 2013 flagship Android smartphone earlier this year …
Curt Woodward / BetaBoston:
DraftKings heading to UK, hires gambling-industry veteran to lead expansion  —  Fantasy sports provider DraftKings, which recently raised a $300 million round of investment, is delivering on its promise to expand overseas.  —  The Boston-based company said it has been licensed to operate …
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Bloomberg Business:
Sources: French music-streaming service Deezer is seeking funds at about €1B valuation, roughly $1.1B  —  Spotify Rival Deezer Said to Seek Funds at $1 Billion Valuation  —  Deezer is seeking funds from investors in a transaction that could value the French music-streaming service …

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