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August 25, 2015, 4:30 PM

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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 .
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 …
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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Tests show it's easy to insert Galaxy Note5's S Pen backwards, which may damage device's stylus detection mechanism; Samsung responds: “follow the instructions”  —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow  —  Back in June, YouTube announced that it would be getting into the gaming game and launch its own Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming.  Tomorrow will be that day (in the US and UK), we've learned.  —  The site sits at https://gaming.youtube.com.
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.
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.
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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