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February 1, 2015, 2:00 AM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay is now back online after December 9th raid by Swedish police  —  The Pirate Bay Is Back Online!  —  Early December The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.  —  After being down for two weeks …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Newsweek's cover sexualizes and degrades women in tech, perpetuating the problems its article denounces  —  What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek  —  I have thoughts on this Newsweek article.  —  Tech has some issues.  You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often its absurd.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Twitter founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams unite to defend CEO Dick Costolo from activist shareholders  —  Could Activist Investors Take Aim at Twitter's Costolo?  It's a Good Question.  —  Two weeks ago at a “tea time” at Twitter, co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo update adds Pandora, iTunes, and Spotify voice control  —  Summary:Alexa, Amazon's two-pound assistant in the room, now does more with music services, improves speed and accuracy.  —  The Amazon Echo that I found to be a perfect 10 just got even better, as an update adds useful new features and improvements.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Under new 25Mbps broadband definition, Comcast has 56% market share  —  Under new 25Mbps broadband definition, Comcast has 56% market share.  —  Comcast's broadband market share just got a huge bump.  —  Yesterday, the FCC decided to raise minimum broadband speeds from 4Mbps downstream …
Andy Baio / Medium:NEW
As Google leaves archival projects in limbo, the Internet Archive steps in to preserve digital history  —  As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory  —  Google wrote its mission statement in 1999, a year after launch, setting the course for the company's next decade:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Super Bowl Halftime: Katy Perry to Pitch Merch on YouTube, Twitter, Roku and Connected TVs  —  Katy Perry will use her time in the spotlight of the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show as a launchpad to flog limited-edition products to her fans.  —  The songstress, in partnership with Universal Music Group …
Zoho:
Zoho Books says Hello to the UK  —  When we say Zoho Books is truly built for UK businesses, we aren't kiddin' mate!  —  We're not talking mere language here.  We know you favour your ‘S’ over your ‘Z’, and you'll rather organise than be organized.  We're talking about full-blown accounting software …
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Amit Chowdhry / Forbes:
Google Earth Pro now available for free, down from $399 a year  —  Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free  —  Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free.  Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year.  Google Earth is a geospatial software application …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
BT plans to provide 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes by 2025, deployment to start 2016  —  U.K. Telco BT Sets Out ‘500Mbps’ Broadband Plan By 2025  —  As the U.K.'s political parties sweat their policy wonks to come up with voter-friendly manifestos ahead of the General Election in May …

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Microsoft:
Office everywhere: More great news for Office on iOS and Android  —  Starting immediately, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablet will be available in the Google Play store as free downloads, joining the highly rated OneNote for Android.
HP:
THE ACCIDENTAL DISRUPTOR: Medical Billing Software in the Cloud  —  Jonathan Bush didn't set out to upend healthcare.  But Athenahealth's CEO embraces the role in pursuit of his cloud-based medical records vision.
Zoho:
Zoho Books says Hello to the UK  —  When we say Zoho Books is truly built for UK businesses, we aren't kiddin' mate!  —  We're not talking mere language here.  We know you favour your ‘S’ over your ‘Z’, and you'll rather organise than be organized.
500 Startups:
500 Global Startup Series: Enter the Middle East  —  The 500 Global Startup Series brings insights from new tech regions and puts a spotlight on talented entrepreneurs in every corner of the world.

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