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Micah Singleton / The Verge: FCC redefines broadband: minimum download speed raised from 4 to 25 Mbps, minimum upload from 1 to 3 Mbps  —  The FCC has changed the definition of broadband  —  The Federal Communications Commission has voted to change the definition of broadband by raising the minimum download speeds needed …

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: iTunes Connect offline after issue presented developers with wrong username and apps  —  Widespread iTunes Connect issue presenting wrong user name and apps for developers (Update: Offline)  —  iTunes Connect, Apple's portal where developers manage software published on the App Store …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Quantum computing company D-Wave raises an additional $23.1M, bringing total to $138.7M  —  D-Wave keeps dreaming of quantum computers everywhere, takes $23.1M more  —  D-Wave Systems, a company building what it calls quantum computers, is announcing today that it has taken on around $23.1 million …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M  —  Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it's a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space.  Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013.

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Rich McCormick / The Verge: Fitness app RunKeeper integrates Spotify to stream music for your workouts  —  Spotify is continuing its push for ubiquity.  A day after Sony confirmed it had killed its Music Unlimited service and inked a deal with the Swedish company to bring the music streaming service to PlayStation …

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Stephen Barrett / AnandTech: Intel Announces Broadwell vPro Processors: Wireless Docking and More  —  While Intel formally announced availability of Broadwell-U processors at CES this year, vendors did not actually have any devices available for purchase containing Intel vPro technology.

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Owen Williams / The Next Web: Samsung's Gear VR will provide in-flight entertainment for first-class Qantas passengers  —  A new partnership between Samsung and Australian airline Qantas means passengers flying on the airline will be able to use a Gear VR on long-haul flights.  —  A limited number of Gear VR devices …

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Hannah Breeze / CRN UK News: Symantec gives Veritas name to new info-management arm  —  Vendor outlines strategy for soon-to-be spun-off arm  —  Symantec has settled on the name Veritas for its newly established information-management (IM) arm which was created when the company split in two in October.

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Alden Kroll / Steam Community: Valve has paid out $57M+ to 1.5K creators across 75 countries through Steam Workshop since 2011; announces curated workshops for non-Valve games  —  Content Creators Earn Over $50M Through Steam Workshop, Can Now Earn Money in More Games  —  When we launched the Workshop late in 2011 …

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Tony Romm / Politico: White House privacy bill empowers FTC to levy steep fines on privacy violators, strengthen oversight of data brokers  —  White House preps expansive online privacy bill  —  The White House is preparing to send a sweeping online privacy proposal to Congress that would restrict how companies …

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Michael Sippey / Medium: Snapchat's Discover feature for news could also function more broadly as an app platform  —  theory: snapchat launched an app platform  —  And then go through the list of capabilities they can bring...  - Interaction?  Check.  You may not have all the tools of Swift or Java at your disposal …

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Vlad Dudau / Neowin: Spectra Wireless and Microsoft launch first commercial broadband network using TV white space, in Ghana  —  Microsoft launches first TV white space network in Africa  —  Microsoft, partnering with Spectra Wireless has launched the first network that utilizes TV white spaces to bring internet in new markets.

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: LG's Annual Profit Doubles To $475M After Shipping 59.1M Smartphones In 2014  —  Samsung may be stumbling after posting its lowest annual profit for three years.  The same can't be said for fellow Korean company LG, which just revealed that it posted an improved $475 million profit for 2014 …

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Sarah Spickernell / City A.M.: CylonLab cyber security incubator launches in London, aims to link startups with UK government  —  Cyber London: Startup scheme hopes to make UK the centre of cyber security technology  —  GCHQ estimates that eight out of 10 of the UK's biggest businesses have been victims (Source: Getty)

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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Armed With A Push-Bike And $25 Million, Europe Beckons For Premium Take-Out Service Deliveroo  —  “I was actually the first delivery driver, I still do deliveries for 4 hours a week,” Deliveroo CEO and co-founder William Shu tells me during a call.  “I don't do it on the scooter anymore, I do it on the bicycle.

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Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg Business: Alibaba Q3 net income fell 28% to $964M, misses estimates as Jack Ma invests in apps, shares fall 8% in pre-market trading  —  Alibaba Profit Misses Estimates as Jack Ma Boosts App Spending  —  Don't Miss Out — … (Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. posted profit …

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: Sky plans to launch a mobile voice and data service in the UK through a partnership with Telefónica  —  Sky has today announced that it will begin offering mobile voice and data services to customers for the first time following an agreement with Telefónica UK.

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Travis Green / Google Commerce: Now available in the UK: Send and request money right from Gmail  —  Since we announced Send Money in Gmail, paying back your friends has never been so simple, whether you're chipping in for lunch or reimbursing your housemate for your share of the rent.  Today, we're excited to make this feature available for Gmail users in the UK.

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Office Blogs: A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android  —  Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android.  If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, chances are that you're using the built-in email and calendaring capabilities of your device.

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Julia White / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft launches Office for Android tablets, new Outlook mail apps for iOS and Android  —  Office everywhere: More great news for Office on iOS and Android  —  Last week, we saw the new experiences coming with Windows 10, including how Office universal apps for Windows 10 will deliver …

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Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed: Peeing My Way Around New York City With Airpnp, The App For Bathroom Emergencies  —  Airpnp is the worst-designed app I've ever used.  It's also the most profound.  —  Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed News  —  My bladder is the Murphy's Law of organs.  —  It's not that it's small, exactly; rather, it's disagreeable; neurotic.

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Mark Hachman / PC World: Microsoft adds smart search of document text and photos with OCR in OneDrive for web and iPad  —  Microsoft OneDrive adds super-intelligent searching of document text, photos  —  Microsoft just made it easier to upload more photos and files to its OneDrive cloud service.

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Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code: Samsung sold 71-75M smartphones in the holiday quarter, on par with Apple's 74.5M iPhone sales  —  Apple and Samsung in Dead Heat for Smartphone Dominance  —  Apple, which years ago ceded the top spot in the global smartphone market to rival Samsung, appears to have pulled into a dead heat.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More  —  Starting today, Tumblr is rolling out a series of updates to its online blogging platform designed to make the service more attractive and useful for content creators, and specifically for those writing long-form content.

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Eric Johnson / Re/code: App Annie 2014 Index: Google Play saw 60% more downloads than iOS App Store, but App Store generated about 70% more in revenue  —  Google Play Downloads Are Growing Faster, but Apple Is Still Winning the Money Race  —  2014 was a big year for Android apps and games; Google Play outpaced Apple's App Store …

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