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February 28, 2015, 8:50 AM

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Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Uber discloses one of its databases was breached in May 2014; personal info, including drivers' license numbers, of up to 50K drivers at risk  —  Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers  —  Thousands of Uber driver names and driver's license numbers may be in the hands …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Google submits master plans for Mountain View campus featuring moveable, canopied structures  —  Exclusive: Google campus plan would explode the concept of buildings, workspace (renderings)  —  When Google Inc.'s engineers need a certain kind of workspace, they come to David Radcliffe with a question.
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
LinkedIn plans for new office, plus retail promenade in Mountain View development plans  —  LinkedIn Corp., long hemmed in by its larger corporate neighbor Google Inc., believes it has finally found the way to settle down and expand in Mountain View.  —  On Friday, the company submitted plans …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Dropbox partners with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400M wireless customers  —  Dropbox Taps Vodafone for International Growth  —  Dropbox is partnering with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400 million wireless customers.
David Bredan / aBlogtoWatch:
Swatch announces Touch Zero One smartwatch targeted at beach volleyball players and fans  —  Swatch Introduces A Smartwatch: Touch Zero One (For Volleyball)  —  Today, as news both expected and unexpected, Swatch has introduced what will be its first widely available smartwatch: the Swatch Touch Zero One.
Allister Heath / Telegraph:
Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook  —  Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives  —  Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back.
Nate Swanner / SlashGear:
Chromecast support (finally) comes to Vimeo on iOS  —  Consuming video on your mobile device is awesome, but sometimes you want more.  Some videos just need to be seen on the bigger screen.  If you happen to be on the couch, the TV might appear to be mocking you with it's big display, which is just meant for video.
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo beta SDK coming for developers, content providers  —  Summary:The cloud and retail giant is preparing to expand its voice-activated assistant's capabilities with the launch of a beta software development kit to help outsiders to build apps.  —  A select few developers …
More: GeekWireThanks:@jkendrick
HP:
Shields, Spears, Digital Tattoos and Bionics: 6 Healthcare disruptions for 2020  —  As 2014 draws to a close, we can see that it was a year of rapid, accelerating change.  The relentless advance of technology is impacting nearly every aspect of our society in ways that are frequently unexpected.
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
Cloud-storage service Mega claims PayPal shut down its account after Visa and Mastercard were pressured by Senator Patrick Leahy  —  Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files  —  During September 2014, the Digital Citizens Alliance and Netnames teamed up to publish a brand new report.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Tinder building out ad product, approaching potential partners including Facebook, Twitter  —  Tinder Is Building Out Its Ad Product  —  Dating app Tinder is ready to make some money.  —  The Los Angeles-based startup, which doesn't currently generate any revenue, is building out its first ad product …
More: Gigaom

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Microsoft:
Tech Talent for Good launches  —  Microsoft launches a new volunteer program that matches tech expertise from Microsoft employees with nonprofit IT needs, while company employees raise a record-breaking $117M in 2014.
HP:
Shields, Spears, Digital Tattoos and Bionics: 6 Healthcare disruptions for 2020  —  As 2014 draws to a close, we can see that it was a year of rapid, accelerating change.  The relentless advance of technology …
Zoho:
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Building the Workplace We Want  —  We've talked a lot internally about the kind of workplace that we want at Slack.  Nolan Caudill, our Engineering Chief of Staff, first wrote about the principles and ideas behind …

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