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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Infinit's New Mobile Apps Might Be The Best Way To Transfer Those Pesky HD Videos  —  French startup Infinit just released its mobile app for both iOS and Android.  In addition to providing a simple way to send files to your friends and colleagues, it is now a full-fledged AirDrop replacement as well.

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Richard Nieva / CNET: Google announces an Asus-made Chrome OS HDMI stick called Chromebit for less than $100 and new ARM Chromebook laptops starting at $149  —  Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks  —  Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing new device called the Chromebit …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google announces new advertising options for Android app developers aimed at increasing installs, including the mobile Google Display Network  —  Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs  —  Google announced this morning a range of new advertising options …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Sprinklr raises $46 million to become latest billion-dollar unicorn  —  Sprinklr, a New York-based marketing startup, has raised $46 million in new funding from existing investors Intel Capital, Battery Ventures and Iconiq Capital.  The round, which brings Sprinklr's total funding to $123.5 million …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets  —  Twitter this morning is publicly launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time.

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Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal: Raptr Launches Instagram for Gamers, Raises $14 Million to Expand Service … Raptr Inc. has 46 million gamers using its technology to optimize graphics and processing speeds on their PCs.  It has partnerships with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to ensure its software leverages the newest chip technologies.

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Amazon's new Dash Button hardware offers instant orders for staple products; Prime members can request an invite to get the hardware for free  —  Amazon's New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products  —  Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows …

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: Andreessen Horowitz invests another $52M in security startup Tanium at a $1.75B valuation, bringing the total invested by the VC firm to $142M  —  Andreessen Horowitz Invests Another $52 Million in Tanium at $1.75 Billion Valuation  —  Security and systems management startup Tanium said today …

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Mike Rogoway / Oregonian: Jama Software secures $20 million venture round, begins hiring surge  —  Anticipating growth, Jama Software has just moved into bigger downtown offices, occupying 35,000 square feet in the former Bally's Total Fitness site at Southwest Second and Taylor in downtown Portland.  (Mike Rogoway/The Oregonian)

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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg Business: HP Sues Autonomy Co-Founder Lynch in U.K. for $5.1 Billion  —  (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co. escalated its more than two-year-old battle with Michael Lynch, suing the Autonomy Corp. co-founder, as well as a former chief financial officer, for $5.1 billion.

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Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: WhatsApp for Android now allows all users to make voice calls, iOS coming soon  —  If you've been wondering when, oh when, someone will ring you via WhatsApp so you'll get its new voice calling feature, you won't have to sit by the phone any longer.  —  Updating to WhatsApp version 2.12.5 via Google Play does the trick.

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Kim Zetter / Wired: US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them  —  Around the same time the US and Israel were already developing and unleashing Stuxnet on computers in Iran, using five zero-day exploits to get the digital weapon onto machines there, the government realized it needed a policy …

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J.J. McCorvey / Fast Company: How Drew Houston ensures that Dropbox keeps thriving while competing with Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Tencent  —  Dropbox versus the world  —  The new tech war is a battle to own your digital data.  Dropbox's 32-year-old CEO thinks he can thwart the world's most formidable titans.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft's Surface 3 is a $499 tablet that could be a full Windows laptop  —  Microsoft is back with a brand new Surface 3 tablet, but this time things are a little different.  While the original Surface RT and Surface 2 tablets didn't let you run traditional Windows applications …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's new Atom-based Surface 3, starting at $499, to hit in May  —  Summary:Microsoft's coming Surface 3, an Intel Atom x7-based Surface, is the new little sister to the Surface Pro 3.  —  Microsoft is adding a new Surface tablet to its line-up — one aimed at students …

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Handy raises $15M and hires CTO Ken Little, former VP of product at Tumblr  —  Handy sweeps up $15M to grow its home maintenance platform, hires Tumblr VP as new CTO  —  On-demand house cleaning service Handy just raised another $15 million in funding and hired a new chief technology officer to grow its platform.

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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian: Belgian data regulator finds Facebook tracks all users, thus breaching EU privacy law  —  Facebook ‘tracks all visitors, breaching EU law’  —  Exclusive: Social network even sets a new cookie to track untracked EU users who have explicitly opted out of tracking, report says

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: Hollywood turns to new encryption tools, monitoring systems, and secure collaboration software after Sony hack  —  Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Lulu Zezza has played one of the toughest roles in Hollywood.

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John Cook / GeekWire: IBM plans $5B Internet of Things push, lures The Weather Channel away from AWS … IBM is betting big on the Internet of Things — the idea that connected devices (everything from refrigerators to toasters to automobiles) will be able to provide real-time data that makes our lives easier.

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Dan Gillmor / Slate: Neither of the Steve Jobs biographies gives enough attention to uglier episodes like the anti-poaching conspiracy, and attacks on journalism  —  The Cult of Steve  —  Why Apple insiders are so worked up over two admiring Steve Jobs biographies.  —  Someday, someone will write the definitive book …

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: AT&T launches gigabit fiber in parts of Cupertino, with prices from $110/month, $40 more than it charges in cities where it competes with Google Fiber  —  AT&T's newest fiber customers to pay $40 more than Google Fiber users  —  There's no $70 Google Fiber in Cupertino, so AT&T can charge what it wants to.

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Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter: Tidal is dead on arrival because listeners are cheap, it lacks a critical mass of both users and musicians, and the market is crowded  —  Tidal  —  Now let me get this straight...piracy can be eradicated if artists just band together in the name of money?  That's what this is all about, cash.

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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal: Huawei's 2014 net profit rises 33 percent to $4.5B, revenue rises 21% YoY  —  Huawei Technologies 2014 Net Profit Jumps 33%  —  Sharp rise seen in smartphone sales in emerging markets  —  China's Huawei Technologies Co. said Tuesday that its net profit rose 33% last year …

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Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat: SEC filing shows Fitbit likely paid at least $17.8M to acquire Fitstar  —  Fitbit likely paid at least $17.8M to acquire Fitstar (updated)  —  Correction 6:15PM PST: This story has been significantly updated to clarify the intent and terms of the Fitbit SEC filing.

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Rachel King / ZDNet: Google Cloud Platform launches mobile console for Android; iOS console in the works, but release date not yet revealed  —  Google Cloud Platform launches mobile console for Android  —  Summary:An iOS console for Google Cloud Platform is promised to be in the works, but an exact release date has not been revealed yet.

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