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August 23, 2016, 5:37 PM

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Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
PlayStation 3 games come to PC via PS Now streaming service and DualShock 4 adapter  —  PlayStation 3 games are coming to PC.  —  Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that it is bringing its PlayStation Now game-streaming program to Windows PCs.  This service broadcasts PlayStation 3 games …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's Daydream service is launching “in the coming weeks” as the company pays YouTube stars for VR content and helps promote some Hulu projects  —  Company to release Daydream virtual reality service in weeks  —  Google said to back games, short films with YouTube celebs
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instapaper has been acquired by Pinterest and will continue to operate as an independent app  —  It will continue to operate as an independent app  —  Instapaper, a pioneering app for saving articles to read later, has been acquired — again.  The app, which was created by developer Marco Arment …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google plans to lower search rankings of publishers' mobile pages that use intrusive interstitial ads starting January 10  —  Google has announced that it will begin cracking down on “intrusive interstitials” on January 10, 2017, because this type of ad “can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller.”
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Lenovo will preload Microsoft Office, Skype, and OneDrive on its Android devices as part of a new patent cross-licensing agreement  —  Microsoft has announced that its software will be soon be preloaded onto some of Lenovo Android devices.  Productivity apps including Microsoft Office …
Philip Michaels / Tom's Guide:
Parrot's $1.3k fixed-wing Disco drone can sustain 50 mph for 45 minutes, comes with new driver assist system and CockpitGlasses FPV headset, ships in September  —  PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone caught our eye when we spotted it at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.
More: TechCrunch and Engadget
Bloomberg:
Data shows Pokémon Go DAUs, downloads, and engagement on downward trend since July launch  —  A number of important metrics have Pikachu'd, says Axiom Capital Management.  —  Pokemon Go is starting to lose the battle for mobile mindshare, according to Axiom Capital Management.
Ariel Bogle / Mashable:
Facebook is testing video with autoplay sound on mobile, which can be toggled in settings  —  Facebook has made no secret of its love for video, challenged only perhaps by its affection for bots.  —  The re-creation of Facebook as a video platform is well underway: Facebook Live experiments abound …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger is testing “Add Contact” request to include non-Facebook friends  —  Facebook is testing an “Add Contact” feature in its Messenger app, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News today.  —  The feature allows people to connect on the popular messaging app …
More: SlashGearThanks:@kantrowitz

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