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October 15, 2015, 2:05 PM

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TechCrunch:
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Facebook's iOS app continues to use data and drain battery in the background, even with Background App Refresh turned off; Facebook says it's working on fix  —  The Background Data and Battery Usage of Facebook's iOS App  —  Nick Heer, commenting on Facebook's battery usage on iOS in response to a piece by Matt Galligan:
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Dropbox unveils Paper, a web app for collaborative document editing, to-do management, currently in beta and invite-only  —  Paper is Dropbox's new vision for how teams can work together  —  Six months ago, Dropbox quietly announced a collaborative note-taking tool called Notes and launched it in an invite-only beta test.
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Yahoo Mail offers password-less login, which ties authentication to your smartphone with an Account Key app, and adds third-party email support to updated apps  —  Yahoo Mail drops passwords and adds third-party email support for new apps  —  It's Yahoo Mail's 18th birthday this month …
Wall Street Journal:
US Justice Department and FBI investigating whether fantasty sports sites should continue operating under “games of skill” exemption  —  FBI, Justice Department Investigating Daily Fantasy Sports Business Model  —  FBI agents have been contacting customers of DraftKings to ask them about their experiences
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Niantic, recently spun out from Google and known for Ingress, raises $20M from Google, Pokémon Company, and Nintendo  —  Niantic Raises $20M From Google, Pokémon Company, And Nintendo  —  Just about two months ago, the maker of the popular-with-nerds game Ingress, Niantic Labs, was spun out of Google.
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Civic Tech Startup OpenGov Raises $25 Million, Adds Marc Andreessen to Its Board  —  For a number of startups, government transparency isn't just a political talking point — it's a lucrative business opportunity.  —  Their public-interest pitch is that the antiquated technology governments use …
John Herrman / The Awl:
As news sites see traffic decline, Facebook tests new standalone mobile news app Notify, expected to launch later this month  —  Notes from the Platform's Edge  —  1. In recent weeks I've gotten a handful of notes from people letting me know that something or other is up with websites they work at or run.
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