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September 1, 2015, 11:55 AM

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Sources: Apple escalates talks with Hollywood execs, seeking to have development and production teams ready by 2016 to compete with Netflix  —  Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon Lets Apple, Android Users Download Prime Videos  —  Amazon's Prime Video is a lot like Netflix: Both of the video streaming services have a lot of old TV shows, some old movies and some new stuff the companies make themselves.  —  Now Amazon gets to boast that it has something Netflix doesn't have …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL  —  PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it's calling PayPal.Me.  For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up their own user profiles …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Third-generation Nest Thermostat launches today with a bigger, brighter screen for $249  —  Nest's Smart Thermostat Gets Updated With A Bigger, Brighter Screen  —  Back in June, Nest overhauled just about every product they make... save for one curious exception: the smart thermostat that most know them for best.
Annalee Newitz / Gizmodo:
Ashley Madison created 70K female bots which sent fake messages to 20M of 31M men in the database; 11M of them were chatted up by automatic ‘engagers’  —  Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots  —  After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week …
New York Times:
Hotels Fight Back Against Sites Like Expedia and Priceline  —  For years, travelers have been drawn to online sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline to find and reserve hotel rooms, flights and rental cars.  —  Hotels welcomed the system — or at least learned to live with it …
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Nextbit launches Kickstarter seeking $500K for Robin, a $400 32GB Android phone with 100GB of cloud storage  —  Nextbit's Robin Is An Android Smartphone That Taps The Cloud For Bonus Smarts  —  A little over a year ago, we broke the news that Nextbit, a company founded by early Android veterans …
Official Google Blog:
Google reveals new logo  —  Google's look, evolved  —  So why are we doing this now?  Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC.  These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day.

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