Kif Leswing / Gigaom:
Samsung's Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+ — Samsung's Gear S smartwatch will come with a Nike+ Running app pre-installed that will take advantage of the device's large screen and cellular connection. — The Samsung Gear S was only announced earlier this week and it's already compiling a nice library of apps.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
An inside look at Apple's media strategy, its earlier control-obsessed regime, and the transformation with the departure of Jobs disciple Katie Cotton — Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple's Mastery of the Media — “Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Microsoft's iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains — Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic 15-year-old Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active.
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Valve sued by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over Steam's no-refund policy — Valve Taken To Court Over Its Refund Policy — The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country's consumer and regulatory watchdog, is taking Valve to court …
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple wearable to be revealed September 9 won't ship until early 2015 — Code/red: Apple Wearable Won't Ship Until Next Year — // HAPPENING TODAY — The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. — Beloved cryptographer Hal Finney is being cryopreserved following his recent, tragic death from ALS.