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August 26, 2015, 7:15 PM

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Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Facebook testing M, an AI-based, human supervised virtual assistant inside Messenger that can complete tasks such as purchasing on your behalf  —  Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana  —  Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant  —  It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills.  The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014.  At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
YouTube Gaming launches on the web, Android, and iOS  —  Meet YouTube Gaming, Twitch's Archenemy  —  YouTube just launched YouTube Gaming on the web, Android and iOS.  As expected, YouTube Gaming goes head-to-head against Twitch, mirroring many popular features of the existing gaming streaming giant.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Ina Fried / Re/code:
AT&T Says Injecting Ads Into Airport Wi-Fi Was a Test That Is Now Over  —  AT&T said on Wednesday it has ended an experiment that had the company serving ads to those using its free Wi-Fi at two Washington, D.C.-area airports.  —  “We trialed an advertising program for a limited time in two airports …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: More than 75 million devices now running Windows 10  —  Microsoft officials say Windows 10 is now installed on more than 75 million devices, ust less than a month after its rollout began.  —  Windows 10's adoption is continuing at a strong pace, according to the latest data shared by Microsoft.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Adobe's new mobile Photoshop app, dubbed Project Rigel, will launch in October free on iOS, integrate with Creative Cloud subscription  —  Adobe aims to bring Photoshop to mobile masses with upcoming app  —  Dubbed Project Rigel, the mobile app will let people retouch photos on iPhones and iPads.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Autoplay Puts Twitter, Facebook In Uncomfortable Place After Video Of Virginia Shooting Spreads  —  Unwitting distribution channels for violent footage.  —  YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, and their peers have built communications tools that have empowered everyday people …

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