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August 23, 2016, 2:00 AM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Android Nougat is out of beta, now available for select Nexus devices, Pixel C tablet, more; Google says the roll-out to all supported phones may take weeks  —  Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March.  Annual updates are nothing new for Android …
Nick Denton / Gawker:
Nick Denton's farewell post, detailing the rise and fall of Gawker, as the site shuts down today  —  Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties.  It is the end of an era.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Amazon hopes to launch unlimited, ad-free, $4-$5/month Echo-only music streaming service in September, has yet to finalize deals with labels  —  Spotify, Apple Music and everyone else cost $10 a month.  Amazon wants to charge half of that.  —  Amazon wants to launch …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires AI scheduling service Genee, will shut it down on September 1, says it will integrate the tech into Office 365  —  Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service.  The company is planning to integrate …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
A detailed look at Google Allo's incognito chat feature, which has Snapchat-like expiring messages, private notifications, and crypto key identity management  —  The nice graphic you see above is the background of all your incognito conversations on Google Allo.
Fast Company:
Apple acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse, which lets users collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data, earlier this year  —  In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.
TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 1: 44 startups and a focus on consumers, developer tools, security, hardware, marketplaces, and nonprofits  —  Josh Constine, Lucas Matney and John Mannes  —  Farm drones, autonomous security guards and next-generation tampons were among the products presented …
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung refreshes S Health app UI and makes fitness level sharing with friends easier, also debuts “Ask Experts”, a local health Q&A service, in South Korea  —  Samsung is giving its S Health app a minor overhaul, switching up the layout and making it easier for users to compare fitness levels with friends.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Netgear launches Orbi, a multi-unit WiFi router to cover whole home, which will go on sale this month at $400 for a two-pack and $250 for a single unit add-on  —  For as long as there have been Wi-Fi routers, setting up Wi-Fi has been pretty much the same.  You buy a router at the store, plug it into your modem, and that's it.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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