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August 29, 2015, 9:50 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Sources: new Apple TV's remote will contain motion sensors likely on par with a Nintendo Wii remote  —  Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards  —  Some of us have been waiting for Apple to drop its proverbial hammer on television for what seems like forever.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google to app developers: iOS 9 privacy feature that forces HTTPS can break ads, so add an exception to allow ads to be delivered over HTTP  —  Google Tells Developers How to Get Around Apple's New Security Rules So They Can Keep Selling Ads  —  Apple says it cares a lot about privacy.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android  —  Google Rolling Out A Gorgeous New ‘Apps’ Results Layout For Mobile  —  In an apparent effort to boost app discoverability and engagement, it looks like Google is rolling out a beautiful new layout for “apps” search results on mobile.
Alexander Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Japanese mobile game and Internet company DeNA launches Mirrativ for Android to let users livestream anything on their screen  —  DeNA Goes Live Streaming With Mirrativ  —  Japanese mobile game and Internet company DeNA Co. is joining the global live streaming race with a new app …
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules  —  Don't want to hear the kid's hip-hop on your Echo?  Just add another Amazon account and tell Alexa to use it for music and audiobooks.  —  The Amazon Echo got a little more useful on Friday both for families …
Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter sets diversity goals for 2016: 35% women in workforce, 16% women in tech roles, 11% underrepresented minorities in US workforce  —  We're committing to a more diverse Twitter  —  We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Post-Roll Video Ad Test With the NFL and Verizon Quietly Ends  —  Late last year, Facebook inked a unique partnership with one of the more discerning and coveted media partners out there: the National Football League.  —  The deal featured NFL clips being promoted in people's Facebook news feeds.
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
ITC clears Microsoft phones of infringing on two InterDigital patents  —  U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement  —  Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined …
 

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