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August 25, 2015, 2:00 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Leaked Ashley Madison emails suggest CTO hacked competitor nerve.com and exfiltrated its entire user database  —  Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors  —  Hacked online cheating service AshleyMadison.com is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals …
Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
Phil Wahba / Fortune:
Best Buy beats quarterly earnings expectations, plans to expand Apple Watch availability to all 1,050 stores by October, start selling AppleCare  —  Best Buy deepens links to Apple, says watch has been a smash hit  —  Best Buy BBY continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple AAPL .
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Tests show it is easy to insert Galaxy Note5's S Pen backwards; doing so may damage device's stylus detection mechanism  —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck  —  We try not be hyperbolic here at Android Police …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product  —  Salesforce.com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product.  As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces.
Allison Linn / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft Research unveils MobileFusion, a new technology that turns any mobile device into real-time 3D scanner  —  MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner  —  A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time …
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Google Map Maker reopens in 45 more countries including the US  —  Google Map Maker, the tool which allows anyone around the world to contribute information to Google's worldwide map, has re-opened in 45 countries after going live again in 6 countries two weeks ago.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Profile of PCH CEO Liam Casey, the supply chain expert of hardware manufacturing in China  —  Meet the tech industry's China fixer  —  His name isn't well-known in elite business circles, but in the tech hardware scene, Liam Casey is “the guy.”  He's the one you call for a factory connection …
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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Aerosense, Sony's joint venture company with ZMP, unveils drone prototype that can carry 22 lbs. and travel 106 mph  —  Sony Venture Unveils Drone Prototype  —  Aerosense, Sony Corp.'s joint-venture drone company, Monday unveiled a prototype of the flying machines it will use to serve business customers.

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