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August 26, 2015, 5:00 AM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
YouTube Gaming launches Wednesday on iOS, Android, and web to compete with Twitch  —  YouTube Gaming—Google's Twitch.tv competitor—launches tomorrow  —  Twitch.tv finally gets some real competition in the game live streaming market.  —  One year and one day after Google lost Twitch.tv to Amazon, YouTube Gaming is going public.
Phil Wahba / Fortune:
Best Buy to sell Apple Watch in all 1,050 stores instead of planned 300 by October amid strong demand; will begin selling AppleCare this quarter  —  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 .
IDC:
Worldwide Smartphone Growth Expected to Slow to 10.4% in 2015, Down From 27.5% Growth in 2014, According to IDC  —  According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% in 2015 to 1.44 billion units.
Brett Howse / AnandTech:
Windows 10 review: worthy upgrade for both Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users, better for desktops as well as tablets  —  The Windows 10 Review: The Old & New Face of Windows  —  Let's flash back to 2012.  About three years ago, Windows 8, the last major release of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system, was released to manufacturers.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg Business:
‘Spam King’ Sanford Wallace pleads guilty to sending 27M+ unsolicited Facebook messages, faces up to three years in prison, $250K fine  —  Facebook ‘Spam King’ Guilty for Sending 27 Million Messages  —  A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million unsolicited …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
VMWare updates Fusion and Workstation with graphics boost, support for Windows 10, Cortana, and El Capitan  —  VMware brings Windows 10 and graphics boost to Fusion and Workstation  —  Virtualization software upgraded, but you might have to watch out for bugs.
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
PayPal's One Touch checkout service now available across Europe and Australia  —  There's no argument that mobile is the most promising frontier for commerce.  Delivering on that potential, however, very much depends on making payment as fluid as possible.  —  Today PayPal One Touch …
Johanna Beyenbach / Etsy News Blog:
Etsy Local lets iOS and Android users find nearby Etsy items, sellers, and select retailers  —  Shop in Your Backyard with Etsy Local, Now on Mobile  —  Etsy is an online platform, but it is also a network of offline communities around the world, from Etsy Teams, to craft fairs, to wholesale retailers.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Uber will partner with University of Arizona for self-driving car research  —  Uber is setting up a new self-driving car project at the University of Arizona, according to an email sent out today to university employees.  The new project will focus on self-driving car technology …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's New Moments App Now Automatically Creates Music Videos From Your Photos  —  Facebook Moments, the social network's recently launched photo-sharing app that aims to address the problem of getting friends to send each other the photos they've been hoarding on their own phones, is expanding to video.

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