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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Salesforce vice chairman and president Keith Block is now also Chief Operating Officer  —  Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block's List Of Executive Titles  —  Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant.

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Jeremy Kirk / PCWorld: FireEye acquires automated response platform provider Invotas  —  FireEye acquires Invotas for faster incident response  —  Invotas' platform consolidates information from many security products  —  FireEye said Monday it has acquired Invotas, a company that develops a platform …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: OutSystems raises $55M round, led by North Bridge Growth Equity for its rapid application delivery platform  —  OutSystems Raises $55M For Its Rapid Application Delivery Platform  —  OutSystems, an Atlanta-based service that helps enterprises quickly build line-of-business apps …

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Mark Scott / New York Times: Sources: US and Europe reach safe harbor data deal, privacy rights advocates may file legal challenges  —  U.S. and Europe in ‘Safe Harbor’ Data Deal, but Legal Fight May Await  —  European officials on Tuesday agreed to a deal with the United States that would let Google …

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Federico Viticci / MacStories: Review of popular email client Airmail that launched on iPhone with iCloud Sync, filters, snooze, third-party app integrations, and more for $4.99  —  Airmail for iPhone Review: Power User Email  —  If you want to drive an average tech nerd crazy, try to talk about email clients.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 & Apple Watch updates  —  Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources.  We previously reported that Apple …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: AR Startup Magic Leap Raises $793.5M Series C At $4.5B Valuation Led By Alibaba  —  Magic Leap has been successful in keeping a lot of its technology under wraps — the augmented and virtual reality technology company has yet to release a product — but its fundraising has been an open secret.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: T-Mobile is fastest U.S. 4G network, according to crowdsourced mobile data company OpenSignal  —  A new report from OpenSignal shines a light on the current state-of-play among mobile networks in the U.S.  —  Looking at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, the State of Mobile Networks: USA …

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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Rocket Internet's Spotcap Raises Further €31.5M To Lend To Small Businesses  —  Spotcap, the Rocket Internet-founded fintech startup that operates an online lending platform for small businesses, has beefed up its coffers with €31.5 million in new funding.

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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica: YouTube stars Fine Brothers rescind plans to trademark terms and license assets related to their “react” videos after backlash  —  Fine Bros back down, rescind trademark claim on the word “react”  —  This is as much of React World as you're likely to see after the “react video” …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: IDC: Tablet shipments decline 10.1% in 2015, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share  —  The tablet market is still in decline.  —  Q4 2015 is the fifth straight quarter in a row to see a decrease year over year: 65.9 million units shipped, down 13.7 percent from the 76.4 million units …

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Dee Lockett / Vulture: Recording Industry Association of America starts counting on-demand streaming audio and video toward certifying albums as gold or platinum sellers  —  The RIAA Finally Bows to Streaming, Making 17 Artists' Albums Go Gold and Platinum  —  This is huge.  —  Call it the Anti effect, or just call it getting hip to the times.

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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Time Warner urges Hulu to remove current-season episodes from the service amid renewed talks  —  Hulu in Talks to Sell Stake to Time Warner  —  Hulu is seeking to sell a stake to Time Warner Inc. as part of a deal that would value the streaming-video service at more than $5 billion …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: FCC Allows Further Testing of LTE Service in Unlicensed Spectrum Used by Wi-Fi  —  Today, cellphones often have the ability to grab data over Wi-Fi or over LTE.  But if Verizon and Qualcomm have their way, phones may soon use the same LTE technology even when they are operating over airwaves typically occupied by Wi-Fi.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Evernote Will Shut Down Market, Its E-Commerce Effort, On Wednesday  —  Some more news from Evernote — the note-taking app and startup of the same name — that speaks to the company's current rough patch: today it announced that as of Wednesday at 6pm Pacific, it will shutter Market …

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Michel G. / SamMobile: Report says Samsung Gear 360 VR spherical camera with two 180 degree fisheye lenses to debut February 21 alongside Galaxy S7  —  Exclusive: Gear 360 virtual reality camera is real, to accompany the Galaxy S7  —  Only a few weeks ago, the first hints pointing to a new 360 degree camera named Gear 360 surfaced.

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: WhatsApp passes 1B monthly active users, says 42B messages and 1.6B photos are shared daily, and users send 250M videos every day  —  WhatsApp passes 1 billion monthly active users  —  WhatsApp has joined a growing club of services that can now count having more than 1 billion monthly active users …

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Edgar Alvarez / Engadget: Dish's 4K-ready Hopper 3 DVR is now available  —  Although the Hopper 3 was supposed to arrive at the end of January, Dish isn't too late on its promise.  The company's third-generation DVR, which supports 4K and up to six Joey receivers simultaneously, is now available to subscribers.

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Gmail now has more than 1B active users, up from 900M in May 2015  —  Gmail now has more than 1 billion active users  —  Gmail, Google's email service, now has more than 1 billion active users, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said during today's Alphabet (GOOG) earnings call.

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Ari Levy / CNBC: After blockbuster earnings, Alphabet is set to pass Apple as the world's most valuable public company Tuesday  —  Google passes Apple as most valuable company  —  Google-parent Alphabet passed Apple as the most valuable company in the world.  At current after-hours levels …

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal: Alphabet announces Q4 results, beats expectations with revenue of $21.33B, up 18% YoY, profit of $8.67 per share  —  Alphabet Reports Rising Profits at Core Google Businesses  —  Operating income from search, YouTube and Android rose 23% in 2015  —  Alphabet Inc. reported new numbers showing …

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Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider: Alphabet's moonshots lost $3.6B in 2015, compared to $1.9B in 2014, while revenue rose to $448M from $327M  —  Google-parent Alphabet's moonshots lost $3.6 billion in 2015  —  Moonshots are not cheap.  —  Google parent-company Alphabet lost $3.6 billion on moonshot projects in 2015.

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Alphabet Investor Relations: Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results  —  Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.  —  “Our very strong revenue growth in Q4 reflects the vibrancy of our business …

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Re/code: Sources: Magic Leap has raised a new round of at least $827M, intends to announce in the next few days  —  Mysterious Magic Leap Wraps Up Its Mega-Funding Round  —  Magic Leap, the company that's working on an “augmented reality” device that promises to blow your mind, has finished up a giant funding round.

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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google expands presidential candidate cards in search results and Now with info about candidates' positions on issues, will also offer primary voting reminders  —  Google Expanding Candidate Cards, Will Also Offer Primary Voting Reminders  —  Building on an experiment following …

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