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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Yahoo Mail mobile app updated with Caller ID, ability to sync photos between phone and desktop  —  Yahoo may be a troubled company, with its multiple data breaches, SEC investigation, and delayed acquisition* proceedings, but its Yahoo Mail product still has 225 million monthly active users.

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Ben Popper / The Verge: Google cancels PewDiePie's original series following Nazi controversy, and removes him from the Google Preferred advertising program  —  PewDiePie also lost his preferred advertising status  —  YouTube's biggest star, PewDiePie, has always flirted with controversy.

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Nest adds automatic door detection and animated push notifications for subscribers  —  Nest has updated its mobile app with additional features designed specifically for subscribers of its Aware program.  On Monday, the Google-owned company announced that automatic door detection …

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform  —  IBM's Watson has ingested more than 1 million security documents and been tested by about 40 customers in a bid to make the cognitive technology a sidekick to cybersecurity analysts.  —  IBM said Watson will be at the core …

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times: How Amazon is using Seattle as a testing ground for its experiments in bricks-and-mortar retailing  —  SEATTLE — On a busy stretch of road in this city's Ballard neighborhood, a curious new grocery store is taking shape — and so begins another effort by Amazon to use the residents of its hometown as guinea pigs.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: T-Mobile adds HD video and 10GB of high-speed tethering to its unlimited plan in response to Verizon's new unlimited plan  —  HD video and 10GB of high-speed tethering starting Friday  —  It's been only a day since Verizon resurrected its unlimited data plan, and the company's competitors …

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Blair Hanley Frank / PCWorld: Amazon launches Chime, a video teleconferencing service for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, available for businesses in three pricing tiers  —  Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services.

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Apple's Eddy Cue says “Planet of the Apps” reality show will premiere this spring exclusively on Apple Music and will also have its own dedicated app  —  At the Code Media conference this evening, Apple's Eddy Cue sat down alongside Ben Silverman for an interview.

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Brett Williams / Mashable: Dubai to introduce EHang autonomous one-person taxi drones by July 2017; drone can fly about 31 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of about 100 mph  —  If you make it to Dubai this summer, you might have the chance to catch a brand new type of self-driving vehicle.  One that flies.

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Wall Street Journal: Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts  —  Disney said it was severing ties with Felix Kjellberg, a top star with 53 million subscribers to his “PewDiePie” YouTube channel, after he posted videos in which he makes anti-Semitic jokes or imagery.

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Holographic capture startup 8i raises $27M Series B led by Time Warner, will launch 3D app Holo this year on Google Tango-compatible devices  —  For the celebrity-obsessed, augmented reality may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture's most recognizable stars and performers.

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Yik Yak's lead mobile dev publishes group messaging app Hive to App Store and Google Play, could signal pivot for the company  —  Yak to the drawing board  —  In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track.

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Song Su-hyun / The Korea Heald: Sources: Samsung Display won an Apple order for 60M OLED panels, worth about $4.35B  —  Samsung Display has received a display panel order from Apple for an additional 5 trillion won ($4.35 billion) in organic light-emitting diodes.  Totaling 13 trillion won so far, Samsung Display has proved …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Counter-drone security firm Dedrone raises $15M Series B led by former Cisco CEO John Chambers and Felicis Ventures  —  Counter-drone security firm Dedrone has raised $15 million in a second round of funding led by John Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco, and Felicis Ventures.

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Sources: Facebook is in talks with record labels about licensing their music for the social network, positioning it as a competitor to YouTube  —  Social network seeks accord for user videos, and possibly more  —  Music clips could lure ads away from $70 billion TV industry

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TechCrunch: Sources: Twitter plans to pare down three ad products, including legacy TellApart business, the firm's direct response business, and aspects of Promoted Tweets  —  Feb 13, 2017, 11:23 amFeb 13, 2017, 11:37 am  —  Twitter continues to bleed cash and its advertising business has begun shrinking, so it's time for a change.

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Lauren Goode / The Verge: Microsoft debuts “spectator view” for HoloLens, a way to create video of peoples' experience with mixed reality holograms, requires camera with HDMI output  —  A way to show not just holograms, but people interacting with them  —  Virtual reality and augmented reality headsets …

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Joshua Goldman / CNET: Razer's 14-inch Blade laptop gets updated with Kaby Lake CPUs, starting at $1.8K in US; 4K UHD touchscreen option will be available in Q2  —  Razer made its slim 14-inch Blade into one of the smallest VR-ready PCs last September by dropping in Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.

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Bloomberg: Sources: large payouts awarded to veteran members of Google's self-driving unit in 2015 preceded a talent exodus  —  ‘F-you money’ awarded to veteran team members boosted parent Alphabet's R&D costs, prompting comment from the company's CFO  —  For the past year, Google's car project …

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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: Former members of Google News team remember how Google News accepted sites while mitigating spam and rejecting or de-ranking unreliable and biased sources  —  For the small team maintaining one of the world's most popular news sites, the job was straightforward: weed out liars and scammers.

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Kris Carlon / Android Authority: The Information: Huawei shipped 139M smartphones in 2016, up almost 30% YoY; consumer division revenues grew 42% to $26B as profits declined ~10% to $2B  —  We've already reported on Huawei's dramatic growth over the last year.  The company sold 30 percent more phones in 2016 than in the year previous …

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Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac: Apple joins the Wireless Power Consortium, which promotes the Qi wireless charging standard  —  Long-running rumors that Apple will add wireless charging to the iPhone 8 have been lent additional weight with the news that the company has joined an industry group devoted to wireless power.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists, which can be public, private, or shared with a link  —  Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends.

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Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica: Analysis of Wikipedia comments shows that under half of personal attacks in 2015 were made anonymously; 30% came from registered users with 100+ contributions  —  New study of Wikipedia comments reveals most attackers aren't anonymous.  —  We've all heard anecdotes about trolling on Wikipedia …

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Mark Hachman / PCWorld: With PC market in decline, Intel shifts its strategy to “data center first”, using newest manufacturing technologies for server chips like Xeon before PC CPUs  —  With Intel's forecasts projecting the PC could be the smallest moneymaker five years from now, the company has gone …

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