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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supporting 1 Gbps downloads and 150 Mbps uploads  —  Qualcomm promises gigabit LTE speeds with its new Snapdragon X16 modem  —  And there are new low-end phone and wearable Snapdragon chips for later in 2016.  —  Qualcomm's lead in the mobile SoC …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: PayPal launches Commerce, a toolkit for integrating buy buttons into apps, in closed beta  —  PayPal Commerce Matches Stripe With PayPal's Own Native Shopping Toolkit For Apps  —  PayPal's first acquisition after it separated from eBay in 2015 was of a young startup called Modest …

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Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge: Netflix shuttered its last data center in January after a seven-year migration to the cloud, now everything runs on AWS  —  Netflix Shuts Down Final Bits of Own Data Center Infrastructure  —  It's done and dusted.  Since someday last month, everything Netflix does runs on Amazon Web Services …

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Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Soundcloud files financial results showing $44.27M loss in 2014 with revenue of $19.7M; board forecasts it will need more capital investment in 2016  —  SoundCloud financial results show €39.1m loss in 2014  —  SoundCloud's revenues rose 54% to €17.4m in 2014 …

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Katie Roof / TechCrunch: Groupon stock jumps as much as 20% after hours as company reports revenue of $917.2M against expectations of $845.9M  —  Groupon Soars 23% On Favorable Earnings  —  Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release.

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Zillow Group Q4 revenue up 7% YoY to $169.4M, net loss of $25.7M includes $8.1M for ongoing litigation with News Corp over Move Inc.  —  Zillow Group revenue up 7% to $169.4M, but News Corp suit cuts into profits, and shares dip 10% … Real estate media giant Zillow Group …

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Mike Isaac / New York Times: Uber agrees to pay $28.5M to 25M riders in US and rename its “safe ride fee” to settle class-action lawsuit over safety claims  —  Uber Settles Class-Action Suit Over Safety Background Checks  —  Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that took issue …

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Facebook is testing SMS integration in Messenger on Android, launches multiple account support  —  Facebook has confirmed that it is looking to bring back SMS support in Messenger and has also launched multiple account support.  At least for now, both features are only for Android users.

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William Alden / BuzzFeed: Zenefits created software tool to let sales reps fake completion of legally required course  —  Zenefits Program Let Insurance Brokers Fake A Mandatory Training Course  —  A secret software program inside Zenefits made it seem that brokers were completing a legally required 52-hour online training course …

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TechCrunch: Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners  —  Amidst rumors that it's trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 million a year ago.

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William Alden / BuzzFeed: Zenefits is under investigation by the California Department of Insurance to see if the company complies with regulations  —  Zenefits Is Under Investigation By Regulators In California  —  Authorities are examining whether the $4.5 billion startup, whose CEO resigned this week, complied with California law and regulations.

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Aaron Smith / Pew Internet: 15% of US adults have used dating sites or apps; usage by 18- to 24-year-olds has nearly tripled since 2013  —  15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps  —  Usage by 18- to 24-year-olds has increased nearly threefold since 2013, while usage by 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled

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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Google developing stand-alone VR headset that won't require smartphone, computer, or game console, uses Movidius chips to track users' motion  —  Google Developing Stand-Alone Virtual-Reality Headset  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that doesn't rely …

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New York Times: Sources: Pandora has held preliminary discussions about selling itself; shares halted briefly  —  Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling Itself  —  Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks.

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Agam Shah / PCWorld: Qualcomm bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform  —  With LTE connectivity, Qualcomm is trying to break the pattern of tethering wearables with smartphones  —  Wearables today are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches.  Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity …

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Noah Kulwin / Re/code: Report: Airbnb removed 1K illegal listings shortly before releasing its NYC dataset in December  —  Did Airbnb Purge Potentially Illegal NYC Listings Ahead of Its Own Data Dump?  —  Airbnb quietly removed 1,000 listings in New York City — potentially illegal rentals of entire units …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Instagram Reveals Video View Counts To Score Creators And Ad Dollars  —  Video is booming on Instagram with watch time up 40% in 6 months, so now it's trying to lure the best video makers and marketers from competitors like Vine and YouTube.  Over the next few weeks, Instagram will begin showing …

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Eyefluence's Eye-Tracking Interface Lets You Navigate Virtual Reality Hands-Free  —  When it comes to virtual reality tech, seeing is always believing.  —  Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco.

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Sean O'Kane / The Verge: Quartz launches iPhone app with curated news delivered through messaging interface and push notifications  —  Quartz's new app wants to text you the news  —  For a brief moment during development, the first app from Quartz — the four-year-old business news publication owned by The Atlantic …

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Mike Isaac / New York Times: Delivery startups like DoorDash and Postmates struggle with driver churn, high operating costs in quest to capture untapped market  —  Delivery Start-Ups Face Road Bumps in Quest to Capture Untapped Market  —  DoorDash, one of a multitude of start-ups with a mobile app that lets people order …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network  —  It looks like Myspace is becoming a big-media property once again.  Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a profitable company that has built a large ad tech business …

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Michael Crider / Android Police: LG Announces A Fancy Touch-Enabled Cover For The G5 Before The Phone Itself  —  LG is really excited about the G5.  So excited, in fact, that they just can't wait until Mobile World Congress later this month.  To tide themselves over for the next few weeks, the PR folks have officially announced …

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Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets360.com: Microsoft Says 74 Android OEMs Now Pre-Installing Its Apps; Acer Joins List  —  Microsoft's Windows Phone may have lost the battle to Android in capturing substantial market share, but it doesn't mean that there won't be footprints of the company's services and apps on your Android device.

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Inside Airbnb: New report claims Airbnb manipulated statistics when it released NYC dataset in December  —  How Airbnb's Data hid the Facts in New York City  —  On December 1 2015, Airbnb made data available about its business in New York City, with much fanfare.  This report shows that the Airbnb data release misled the media and the public.

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Jake Fisher / Consumer Reports: Tesla to update Summon software in Model S in response to safety concerns raised by Consumer Reports  —  Tesla to Fix Self-Parking Feature After Consumer Reports Raises Safety Concern  —  Summon mode now to come with additional protections

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