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September 1, 2015, 10:20 PM

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Tamar Yehoshua / 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.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
US district judge in San Francisco grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit against the company  —  Judge grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit  —  A US District Judge in San Francisco has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may continue …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google says it will penalize mobile pages with app install ads covering a “significant amount of content”  —  Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Use Annoying App Install Ads  —  There's nothing wrong with app install ads, but too often now, you click on a mobile search result …
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon lets iOS and Android users download some Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows for offline viewing  —  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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Direct's 85M Users Can Now Reply With Photos In Snapchat-Style Visual Convos  —  Instagram Direct felt half-baked when the in-app chat feature launched without the ability to send photo replies in December 2013.  Still, the private group messaging feature built an audience …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla will drop RC4 encryption in Chrome, Edge, IE, and Firefox next year  —  Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all made the same announcement today: They will drop support for the RC4 cipher in their respective browsers.  Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Sales automation startup Apptus raises $108M Series C at a valuation of more than $1B  —  Sales automation startup Apptus raises $108 million  —  Apptus is backed by Salesforce Ventures and makes a platform for configuring the quote-to-cash process.  —  Apptus, a maker of quote …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Yummly Raises $15 Million At $100M Valuation For Its Recipe Recommendation And Food Delivery Business  —  Yummly, the online recipe recommendation and food delivery service has raised $15 million in a new round of funding led by Bauer Venture Partners that values the company at $100 million.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Microsoft partners with VMware on Project A2, focusing on desktop virtualization and easier Windows 10 rollout for businesses  —  Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another one of its huge rivals: VMware  —  The kinder, softer, we-love-everybody Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella's helm just struck again.
Brandon Hill / HotHardware.com News:
Intel unveils Skylake Y, U, H, and S CPU series for desktops, notebooks, convertibles, and compute sticks  —  Intel Unleashes Onslaught Of Skylake CPUs For Next Gen Notebooks, Convertibles And Compute Sticks  —  When it comes to Intel's Skylake processors, we've already got you covered things …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
CyanogenMod gets Android 5.1 and Stagefright security fixes  —  If you've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for the community-focused CyanogenMod firmware to both make the leap to Android 5.1 and fix that nasty Stagefright MMS exploit, you can relax.  Hot on the heels of Cyanogen OS 12.1 …
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