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Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal: Data virtualization firm Primary Data comes out of stealth, announces $63M funding, brings on Steve Wozniak as chief scientist  —  Primary Data emerges from stealth at Demo with Woz as chief scientist  —  The Los Altos company raised about $63 million in funding to help in their plan …

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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: Apple partnering with Rubicon Project to sell iAds through company's automated marketplace  —  Apple Is Planning To Turn Around iAd By Venturing Into Programmatic For The First Time  —  Apple's mobile advertising unit iAd is moving into programmatic advertising for the first time by partnering …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Salesforce Slips On Weak Guidance, Despite Beating On Both Revenue And Profit In Its FQ3  —  In its fiscal 2015 third quarter, Salesforce reported revenue of $1.383 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.14, a GAAP net loss of $38.92 million, and a GAAP loss per share of $0.06.

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo  —  Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop.  The agreement also sets the stage …

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Billy Steele / Engadget: Barnes and Noble debuts Nook Audiobooks app on Android  —  For those times you'd rather have someone else read to you, Barnes and Noble is outfitting Android devices with an app that does just that.  Nook Audiobooks taps into the retailer's library of over 50,000 titles via the aforementioned phones …

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Mark Hearn / 9to5Google: Motorola's $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced smartphone with the push of a button  —  Between the release of the Moto X, Droid Turbo and taking on a new taskmaster, Motorola Mobility has been extremely busy.  With no signs of slowing down, the former Google company just announced …

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Andrew Grush / Android Authority: Report: Google hopes to launch Play app store in China, moderating its approach with Beijing  —  Google Play may be coming to China  —  For those in major markets like the United States, we tend to think of Android as a Google-powered OS that is centered around the search giant's services like Maps, Google Play and many others.

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Shara Tibken / CNET: Samsung shifts gears again with Tizen, now targeting $100 phone market, taking on Android One  —  Tsk, tsk, Tizen: How Samsung's OS stumbled — and aims to rise again  —  The Korean electronics giant is shifting gears again with its troubled mobile operating system, now aiming for affordability …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple Relabels “Free” Download Buttons On iTunes And Mac App Store To “Get” Following Pressure from EC  —  Across the iTunes and Mac App Stores today, a minor but also notable change is taking place with regard to how Apple is marketing its iOS and Mac applications.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: RelativeWave acquired by Google, makes its mobile app prototyping software free for Mac  —  RelativeWave, the company behind the mobile app prototyping software Form, today announced it's joining Google.  The company made an announcement on its website noting that it will continue working …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google's New Bookmarking Interface, Formerly Called “Stars,” Goes Live In Chrome Beta  —  Last month, Google quietly launched its new bookmarking service previously called Stars on the Chrome Web store as a free download.  Today, the company says it's integrating the feature into the Google Chrome browser.

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Tim Higgins / Bloomberg: Apple still committed to bringing jobs to Mesa, Arizona, plans to repurpose the sapphire plant  —  Apple Sticking With Arizona Plan After Supplier Falters  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) has told officials in Mesa, Arizona, that it's committed to bringing jobs and manufacturing to the area …

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service  —  As part of Apple's revamp of its recently acquired Beats Music streaming service, the company plans to bundle Beats directly into iOS, reports Financial Times.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Viber messaging app launches Public Chats to let you follow live conversations of celebrities  —  Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public Chats Feature  —  A lot of messaging apps have been highlighting how their services are a great way for people …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: BitTorrent plans mobile app for sending large files, unveils Sync 2.0 with $40/year pro tier  —  BitTorrent unveils Sync 2.0 and three new paid products coming in 2015, including Pro version for $39.99/year  —  BitTorrent today outlined the company's plans for its file synchronization tool Sync.

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Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land: Google News Displaying “Suggested For You” Stories Customized To Match Your Interests  —  Google News founder Krishna Bharat used his Google+ account to announce a new “Suggested for you” feature in Google News.  —  According to his post, Google News will now include a “Suggested for you” …

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Maya Kosoff / Business Insider: Uber investor Ashton Kutcher defends digging into “shady” journalists' private lives  —  Ashton Kutcher Defends Uber Against ‘Shady Journalist’  —  Ashton Kutcher Lenovo's newest ‘product engineer’  —  One day after Uber's SVP of business suggested his company spend millions …

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Samsung launches video aggregation app Milk Video, only works on Galaxy devices  —  Samsung's new Milk Video app is all about taking on YouTube  —  Samsung took the next step in its quest to revamp its media services Wednesday with the launch of Milk Video11, a mobile video aggregation app …

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Dennis Fisher / Threatpost: Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome  —  Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.  —  When the POODLE attack was disclosed …

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Joab Jackson / PC World: Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs  —  Easing what has traditionally been a difficult programming task, Facebook has released as open source a debugging tool for JavaScript, called Flow, designed to highlight problems caused by the misuse of data types.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Amazon's $39 Fire TV Stick starts shipping today, but new orders won't arrive before January 15  —  As expected, Amazon today started shipping its $39 Fire TV Stick to fill preorders.  Yet if you preordered the streaming device in the last few days or want to order it now, don't expect to see it before January 15, 2015.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus & iPad Air 2 lose out to Samsung & Surface in detailed color accuracy analysis  —  Following its detailed reports on displays used in the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, today DisplayMate published a scientific analysis of color accuracy for the six best mobile displays it's tested this year.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Kik Messenger Takes $38 Million in Funding, Buys GIF Startup Relay  —  Messaging app Kik has raised $38.3 million in new funding and acquired Relay, a messaging network focused on sending and receiving GIFs.  —  The round was led by Valiant Capital Partners, and included new investors Millennium Technology …

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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police: Android Lollipop's Trusted Places removes need to unlock device in select geographical areas  —  Google Play Services Update Adds Trusted Places Feature To Lollipop's Smart Lock  —  Smart Lock in Lollipop encompasses both trusted face and trusted devices, but a new option is joining the party—trusted places.

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Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge: Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows  —  Microsoft launched a command line interface for Docker that runs on Windows.  Until now, users could only manage Docker containers using a Linux machine or a virtualized Docker environment on a Windows machine.

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