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Matthias Schaefer / The Jawbone Blog: Jawbone launches marketplace for third-party devices and apps in the US  —  Experience the Internet of You: Introducing the Jawbone Marketplace  —  “At Jawbone, we embrace the promise of the Internet of Things.  We can only put all this together if we work with others …

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Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg Business: China accuses Alibaba of bribery and lax oversight of illegal operations on its platforms in report withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's IPO  —  China Accuses Alibaba of Lax Oversight of Merchants  —  Don't Miss Out — … (Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has a …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Facebook video views hit 3B per day, up from 1B daily views in September 2014  —  Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day, Partly Thanks To Autoplay  —  If it's starting to feel like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone.

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Garett Sloane / Adweek: Facebook mobile ad revenue accounts for 69% of total ad revenue in Q4, up from 53% Q4 2013; 1.19B mobile MAUs  —  Facebook Just Shared Insane Q4 Mobile Numbers and Ad Sales  —  Its smartphone promos alone did $2.5 billion  —  Facebook's mobile sales continue to skyrocket …

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Signe Brewster / Gigaom: Meta raises $23M Series A to refine its augmented reality glasses  —  The Meta 1 develop kit.  —  The Meta 1 develop kit.  —  Meta, an early startup in the augmented reality industry, has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Horizons Ventures, Tim Draper, BOE Optoelectronics and Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian of Y Combinator.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Qualcomm Cuts Outlook, Warning Its Snapdragon 810 Dropped From a Flagship Device  —  Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm said Wednesday that it is cutting its financial outlook for the next two quarters as its Snapdragon 810 chip was dropped by a large customer.  —  The company also blamed continued concerns …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Beats Estimates In Q4 With $3.85B Revenue, User Growth Up To 2.9% QOQ To Hit 1.39B  —  Facebook met the street's estimates in its Q4 2014 earnings.  It now has 1.38 billion users, up 2.2% quarter over quarter, which was a little slower than in Q4.  The company brought $0.48 EPIS on $3.77 billion in revenue.

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Facebook: Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.  —  “We got a lot done in 2014.  Our community continues to grow and we're making progress towards connecting the world …

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Andrew Grush / Android Authority: Evleaks reveals render showing off One M9 in two sizes, with improved aesthetics  —  With HTC set to unveil its next flagship in March, we're already hearing quite a few rumors on what to expect from the One (M9).  In addition to talk of specs, there have also been several leaked images …

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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: UserTesting raises $45.5M Series C led by Accel Partners to expand usability testing business  —  Accel Chooses “A” And “B” With UserTesting's $45.5 Million Round  —  When rolling out a new product, or making changes to an old one, companies can spend thousands of dollars on testing to ensure …

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Washington Post: Google says it fought gag orders in WikiLeaks investigation  —  Google has fought all gag orders preventing it from telling customers that their e-mails and other data were sought by the U.S. government in a long-running investigation of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: FCC fines TracFone Wireless $40M for throttling customers after advertising “unlimited” data  —  FTC Says Unlimited Data With Throttling Doesn't Count as Unlimited  —  In a case that could have broad implications, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday ordered prepaid mobile provider TracFone …

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Eric Johnson / Re/code: Nintendo turns a profit despite reduced revenue year-over-year, slashes 2015 profit forecast  —  Nintendo Back in Black, but Halves Full-Year Forecast  —  Japanese video game icon Nintendo turned in a solid holiday quarter and reiterated today that it expects this fiscal year …

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Ben Kepes / Forbes: Amazon to introduce WorkMail, a cloud email and calendar service aimed at Microsoft Exchange's market, in Q2 2015  —  Amazon Changes The Game Again—AWS Introduces WorkMail  —  Amazon Web Services, Amazon's cloud computing business unit, continues to surprise industry commentators with both its growth and its incessant innovation.

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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: TechStars Ventures Raises $150 Million As It Expands Into Series A Investments  —  Techstars has raised $150 million for its latest vehicle, Techstars Ventures (formerly known as Bullet Time Ventures) as it expands from seed into Series A investment.  —  “The $150 million third fund is focused …

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Ben Popper / The Verge: Firmware update prevents DJI drones from flying over Washington, DC after White House crash  —  Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash  —  Rookie pilots will get a little extra help determining what's a no-fly zone

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Facebook: Facebook Super Bowl hub collects posts and videos from friends, news outlets, players, and teams  —  Introducing a New Super Bowl Experience on Facebook  —  By Alex Himel, Engineering Director and Dan Reed, Head of Global Sports Partnerships  —  More than 50 million people joined …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform  —  Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Metromile Launches Uber Car Insurance Where Drivers Only Pay For Personal Miles  —  Uber covers drivers with $1 million of insurance when they're on the job, but they still have to buy personal car insurance even if they hardly drive off-the-job.  But now, Metromile and Uber have developed …

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Silent Circle fixed bug in privacy-centric BlackPhone that let hackers remotely decrypt texts and stalk users  —  Bug in ultra secure BlackPhone let attackers decrypt texts, stalk users  —  Silent Circle purges remotely exploitable “type confusion” flaw.  —  A recently fixed vulnerability …

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business: Snapchat original series “SnapperHero” to be made by YouTube and Vine stars, sponsored by AT&T  —  YouTube Stars Expand to Snapchat  —  Don't Miss Out — … (Bloomberg) — Snapchat Inc. is getting its own superhero series, the latest sign that the ephemeral-messaging startup …

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John E Dunn / Techworld.com: World's largest DDoS attack reached 400Gbps, says Arbor Networks  —  NTP amplification fuelling era of super-massive DDoS  —  Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus Email this article  —  Some time in December 2014 an unnamed ISP experienced an NTP reflection DDoS attack that peaked …

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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog: Spotify and Sony team up to launch Playstation streaming music service, closing Music Unlimited  —  PlayStation, Meet Spotify  —  Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled today to introduce a new music destination called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner.

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Allison Schiff / AdExchanger: Facebook expands Conversion Lift tool that helps measure ad impact on online and offline sales to any advertiser who works directly with Facebook  —  Facebook Expands Its Conversion Lift Tool, Reviles Last-Click  —  Just because someone didn't click on an ad doesn't mean that ad didn't have an effect.

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CBC News: Canada's electronic spy agency tracks millions of online movie, photo, music, and other downloads worldwide  —  CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents  —  Global sites for sharing movies, photos, music targeted in mass anti-terror surveillance

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