February 28, 2015, 3:40 PM

February 28, 2015

2:40 PM  •
Nick Bilton / New York Times:  Strippers and porn stars use Snapcash to charge Snapchat users for photos and videos
1:20 PM  •
Andrew Martonik / Android Central:  Huawei posts ads for unannounced Android Wear watch at Barcelona Airport
11:05 AM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge version, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet expected to debut at MWC
10:15 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Sources: Airbnb is in the process of raising close to $1B at a $20B valuation
9:05 AM  •
Nikita Richardson / Fast Company:  BuzzFeed launches Tinder-like Cute or Not to rate pet photos, plans to launch more experimental apps, saying it will be “year of apps” for company
5:30 AM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  IBM to invest $4B in cloud services, mobile, and data analytics businesses; CEO says those businesses will reach $40B in annual revenue by 2018
1:55 AM  •
James Kendrick / ZDNet:  Amazon Echo beta SDK coming for developers, content providers
12:00 AM  •
Nate Swanner / SlashGear:  Chromecast support (finally) comes to Vimeo on iOS

February 27, 2015

10:05 PM  •
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:  LinkedIn plans for new office, plus retail promenade in Mountain View development plans
8:30 PM  •
David Bredan / aBlogtoWatch:  Swatch announces Touch Zero One smartwatch targeted at beach volleyball players and fans
7:15 PM  •
Andy / TorrentFreak:  Cloud-storage service Mega claims PayPal shut down its account after Visa and Mastercard were pressured by Senator Patrick Leahy
6:20 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Tinder building out ad product, approaching potential partners including Facebook, Twitter
5:20 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Dropbox partners with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400M wireless customers
4:50 PM  •
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
4:40 PM  •
Adi Robertson / The Verge:  White House releases draft of consumer privacy bill that requires firms to provide “concise” explanations of how data will be used, option to remove information
3:45 PM  •
Cody Toombs / Android Police:  YouTube App Now Has Built-In Video Trimming And Inline Previews, Turns Long Home Videos Into Great Shareable Moments
3:00 PM  •
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:'s wearable device startup hires former Sony exec Phil Molyneux as President and COO
2:30 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform
1:55 PM  •
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg Business:  IBM Forms Partnership With Juniper on Data-Networking Analysis
1:40 PM  •
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:  Google submits master plans for Mountain View campus featuring moveable, canopied structures
1:10 PM  •
Brian P. Rubin / ReadWrite:  Pebble releases SDK v3.0 with software emulator for Pebble Time
12:45 PM  •
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:  Lenovo promises to stop bundling crapware on PCs
12:15 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Opens Up ‘iWork for iCloud’ to Everyone, No Apple Device Required
12:00 PM  •
Reuters:  China's draft counterterror law would require that technology firms hand over encryption keys, install backdoors; Obama administration has conveyed concerns
11:35 AM  •
Andrew Chung / Reuters:  Smartflash LLC sues Apple again over use of same patents in iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPad Air 2
11:20 AM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  Silent Circle raises $50M, buys out Geeksphone's stake in JV to get full control of Blackphone
10:55 AM  •
Ariel Adams / aBlogtoWatch:  Swiss watchmakers Mondaine, Alpina, Frederique-Constant debut luxury smartwatches with embedded activity tracker based on modules by Jawbone-supplier MotionX
10:40 AM  •
Allister Heath / Telegraph:  Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook
10:20 AM  •
Paul Carsten / Reuters:  China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts
9:55 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV
9:20 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Spyware firm Gamma failed on human rights, says OECD
7:05 AM  •
Miles Brignall / Guardian:  UK ISP TalkTalk suffers massive data breach, subscribers' information used in scams
6:40 AM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  PopCap Games co-founder emerges with virtual reality startup Pluto VR
4:45 AM  •
Matt Brian / Engadget:  Google won't ban adult content on Blogger after all
4:30 AM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Ericsson Sues to Block Apple IPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat
1:50 AM  •
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:  Twitter adds “report dox” option, makes some users verify contact info
12:55 AM  •
Frank Bi / Forbes:  3D Robotics raises $50M Series C led by Qualcomm, the largest amount raised by any US consumer drone company to date
12:00 AM  •
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:  Facebook adds custom entry to gender selection list, with free-form field for those who don't identify with pre-set options

February 26, 2015

11:55 PM  •
Richard Lawler / Engadget:  Google exec hints at Photos, Hangouts and G+ split
11:30 PM  •
Russ Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:  Google Ventures and Michael Dell invest $60M in Kobalt, which handles music publishing rights
10:50 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Twenty20, formerly Instacanvas, exits beta and raises $8M series A led by Canaan; launches photo licensing service with 45M crowdsourced images
10:05 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  Google pays $25M for top level domain .app, the most expensive TLD ever sold
9:20 PM  •
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:  Spotify adds lyrics to its desktop player, while phasing out App Finder
8:35 PM  •
Alison Griswold / Slate:  Lack of notifications on password changes and slow customer service put Venmo users at risk for fraud
8:15 PM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Webnic Registrar Blamed for Hijack of Lenovo, Google Domains
8:10 PM  •
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:  Net neutrality's next chapter: How experts saw today's milestone and next steps
8:05 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Verizon mocks FCC ruling with Morse code response dated 1934, despite using Title II to its benefit
7:30 PM  •
Kevin McSpadden / TIME:  Facebook launches new suicide prevention features linking users posting troubling messages to trained experts
6:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google makes mobile-friendliness a ranking signal, ranks apps with indexed deep links higher
6:00 PM  •
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg Business:  Aereo assets bring less than $2M at auction, firm hoped for $4M-$31.2M; TiVo buys trademark, customer lists, other assets
5:25 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple to live stream ‘Spring Forward’ Apple Watch event on March 9 at 10am PT
4:35 PM  •
Owen Williams / The Next Web:  Vurb is a mobile search engine that helps you get things done without jumping between apps
4:05 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  iOS grows to 73% enterprise share in Q4 2014, Android drops to 25%, and Windows Phone stays flat at 1%
3:20 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Disqus relaunches to turn your comments into a Reddit-like social network
2:55 PM  •
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:  Mobile news app startup Circa launches fully featured responsive website
2:35 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  EFF unearths evidence of possible Superfish-style attacks in the wild
2:10 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  AT&T, Verizon, Obama, lobbyists, advocates, and others react to net neutrality ruling
1:45 PM  •
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:  FCC's enforcement of net neutrality rules confirms the Internet is a mainstream political issue
1:30 PM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Deep-linking startup Branch Metrics raises $15M Series A led by New Enterprise Associates
1:05 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  FCC enforces net neutrality, voting to regulate broadband providers as common carriers under Title II and ban paid fast lanes
1:00 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home
12:40 PM  •
David Pierce / Wired:  Motorola to launch Moto Maker tool for customizing Moto 360 watches in March
12:25 PM  •
Toby Wolpe / ZDNet:  Docker publicly launches Machine, Swarm, and Compose tools for orchestrating distributed apps
12:10 PM  •
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:  Apple announces media event on March 9 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; more Apple Watch details expected
11:55 AM  •
Mike Allen / Politico:  Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs
11:30 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  FCC overrules state laws to help cities build out municipal broadband
11:20 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Apple's iOS grabbed a record 88.7% of smartphone profits in Q4 2014, Android fell to a new low of 11.3%
10:55 AM  •
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:  Google is working on a Chrome reading mode, try it out
10:40 AM  •
Miguel Helft / Forbes:  Interview with Sundar Pichai on Android, Play ads, Google+, Apple, China, and more
10:40 AM  •
Miguel Helft / Forbes:  Exclusive: Pichai On Google's Vision, Mobile Revenue, Apple and China
10:30 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google Calendar for Android gets 7-day week view, pinch-to-zoom, Drive integration for events, and more
10:20 AM  •
Mariella Moon / Engadget:  Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz reveals more on company's plans in Reddit AMA
10:05 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Facebook paid 321 security researchers $1.3M in 2014; adds Oculus and Moves to bug bounty program
9:50 AM  •
MSDN Blogs: brings a human face to telemedicine with Kinect-powered nurse avatar named Molly, who can respond to patients' speech and body movements
9:30 AM  •
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:  Google to Bring Paid Search Results to Google Play Apps
9:05 AM  •
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:  Notation Capital, a new, “pre-seed” stage firm founded by former Betaworks colleagues Nicholas Chirls and Alex Lines, closes debut fund with $8M
8:40 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  W3C finalizes Pointer Events web API spec, but Apple and Google's lack of support is a deal-breaker
8:15 AM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today's vote
7:50 AM  •
TechCrunch:  Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals
7:15 AM  •
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:  Broadcom has an Android Wear platform with 3G, NFC and more
6:10 AM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Chat App Viber Opens Its Games Service To All Users Worldwide
5:15 AM  •
David Kravets / Ars Technica:  Revenge porn boss wants Google to remove his “identity related” info
4:20 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Following Google deal, Softcard is shutting down its Android and Windows Phone apps
1:55 AM  •
Moxie Marlinspike / Moxie Marlinspike's Blog:  GPG, with its old technology, bad design, and small userbase, is dead; it's time for a more usable encryption system
1:00 AM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Yo Tries To Make Itself Useful With Photo And Link Alerts From 150 Sources
12:25 AM  •
Joshua Barrie / Business Insider:  Uber partners with Starwood Hotels to offer reward points for rides
12:15 AM  •
Brian Steinberg / Variety:  Viacom's Nickelodeon will launch Noggin, a subscription video service aimed at pre-schoolers, on March 5 for $5.99/month

February 25, 2015

11:30 PM  •
Sam Byford / The Verge:  LG's ‘luxury’ Watch Urbane LTE doesn't use Android Wear
10:45 PM  •
Reuters:  IronSource raises additional $20M, led by Access Industries, closing funding round at $100M+
10:00 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Candy House announces Sesame smart lock with knock pattern recognition, remote access, 500 day battery life for $89; on Kickstarter now, shipping late April
9:15 PM  •
Amir Michael / Coolan Blog:  Former Facebook employees launch Coolan, a startup providing predictive analytics for data centers; currently in private beta
8:30 PM  •
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:  Google Play increases free music storage limit from 20,000 to 50,000 songs
7:45 PM  •
Re/code:  Google Mulling ‘Strategic Investment’ in Device Maker Jawbone
7:10 PM  •
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:  Google researchers have created an AI system that taught itself to play and win 49+ 1980s games; could be used for robots, driverless cars in future
6:35 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  WSJ: YouTube remains unprofitable, breaking even with revenue of $4B in 2014
6:05 PM  •
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:  Source: Google to announce new payments API, Android Pay, at I/O in May
5:15 PM  •
Julie Bort / Business Insider:  Salesforce Q4 sales and earnings in line; stock up about 9% in after-hours on raised guidance
4:40 PM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge: has been hacked, possibly by Lizard Squad
4:10 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  HP in Talks to Buy Aruba Networks for Wi-Fi Infrastructure
3:45 PM  •
Niall Kennedy / The Twitter Blog:  The official Twitter plugin for WordPress is here
3:10 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Lytro Cuts Jobs, Raises $50M in Shift Toward Virtual Reality and Video
2:25 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Android for Work shapes up with new enterprise program launch
1:45 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Q&A with Dick Costolo on Twitter's lack of broad appeal and plans to handle harassment
1:20 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google now automatically converts Flash ads to HTML5
1:00 PM  •
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:  Google to propose new headquarters in Mountain View this week but the city fears being overrun
12:45 PM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  Gemalto hack may have given NSA and GCHQ power to remotely install spyware on any phone
12:30 PM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:  As Gemalto downplays breach by NSA and GCHQ, experts say six day investigation was likely insufficient
12:15 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Layer launches to the public with the aim of unifying mobile messaging in all apps
11:45 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Target Says Credit Card Data Breach Cost It $162M In 2013-14
11:20 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft Garage incubator delivers new Windows Phone, Android productivity apps
10:55 AM  •
Paul Carsten / Reuters:  Since Snowden leaks, China has dropped Cisco, Apple, McAfee, and others for government purchases
10:40 AM  •
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Android Central:  Ting launches open beta for GSM service on T-Mobile's network
10:30 AM  •
Steven Davidoff Solomon / New York Times:  Dish Network saved $3.25B by bidding for spectrum as a “very small business” using loopholes
10:25 AM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Motorola's new Moto E has LTE and a bigger screen for just $149
10:20 AM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Hortonworks falls short with $12.7M in revenue in its first earnings report
10:05 AM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Perceptiv introduces SHIFT, a plug-in accessory for drones that lets filmmakers track and frame subjects; available fall 2015 for $600
9:45 AM  •
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:  Source: Top-end 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 priced at $1,189, curved model facing supply constraints
8:10 AM  •
Facebook:'s 2014 State of Global Connectivity report: Internet adoption growth slows to 6.6%, just 32% of people have Internet access in emerging economies
6:15 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  Firmware is vulnerable because vendors rarely sign or authenticate the software
4:00 AM  •
Gemalto:  Gemalto confirms probable hack by NSA and GCHQ, but says there was no massive theft of SIM encryption keys, only a breach of its office network
1:55 AM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Apple told to pay $532.9M to Smartflash LLC for patent infringement in iTunes, will appeal
1:00 AM  •
Inside BlackBerry:  Blackberry Classic will launch on Verizon Feb. 26; $100 with $50 rebate on two-year contract
12:05 AM  •
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:  Twitter's “While You Were Away” Feature Launches On Android

February 24, 2015

11:30 PM  •
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:  Google turns annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest into year-round program with unlimited rewards
10:55 PM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Opera launches App Pass zero-rating tool for carriers; testing to begin with Norwegian carrier Telenor in Asia
10:20 PM  •
Paul Smith / The Australian Financial Review:  Xero lands $100M backing from Accel Partners for US expansion ahead of expected IPO
10:00 PM  •
Guardian:  US offers $3M reward for Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev for his role in GameOver Zeus botnet
9:30 PM  •
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:  Wall St. and Law Firms Plan Cooperative Body to Bolster Online Security
9:05 PM  •
Joab Jackson / PC World:  IBM brings location awareness to MobileFirst apps
8:15 PM  •
Caroline Humer / Reuters:  Anthem says breach may have also affected up to 18.8M Blue Cross Blue Shield customers
7:20 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Juniper CIO Bask Iyer to become next VMware CIO, replacing Tony Scott
6:45 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft removing Google Talk integration and discontinuing support for Facebook chat in Outlook
6:40 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Google Acquires Facebook Marketing Startup Toro
6:06 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Net neutrality order could get last-minute change on peering classifications as FCC Democrat Mignon Clyburn reportedly questions Wheeler's plan
5:50 PM  •
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:  Medium adds tags, simplifies posting, and redesigns presentation of posts as it aims for shorter, off-the-cuff content
5:35 PM  •
BBC:  Internet of things starter kit unveiled by ARM and IBM
5:15 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Former Kleiner Perkins partner Trae Vassallo to testify she was harassed by same partner as Ellen Pao
5:05 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Google Tests Live Chat With Businesses From Search Results
4:55 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Twitter's global head of developer and platform relations, Jeff Sandquist, is departing after less than 18 months
4:37 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  HP posts mixed Q1 results as revenue slipped 5% year-over-year to $26.8B; strong US dollar cited as culprit
4:15 PM  •
Brian Ellin / Medium:  Medium adds tags, simplifies posting, and redesigns presentation of posts as it aims for shorter, off-the-cuff content
4:00 PM  •
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:  Snapchat's “Our Stories” are generating tens of millions of views
3:40 PM  •
Mark Hachman / PC World:  AMD claims Carrizo chip offers substantial performance, battery life boosts
3:20 PM  •
Brandon Walkin / Facebook Code:  Facebook releases Origami Live, a new app for testing app prototypes designed with Origami on iPhone or iPad
3:05 PM  •
IDC:  Android and iOS take 96% of smartphone OS market in Q4 and calendar year 2014
2:45 PM  •
Owen Williams / The Next Web:  Sense sleep tracker now available for purchase, shipping to backers today
2:35 PM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  Kaspersky Labs Launches Online Bootcamp To Eye Security Startups
2:00 PM  •
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:  Facebook Passes 2 Million Advertisers, Launches Ads Manager App For iOS
1:40 PM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  Reddit now prohibits posting nude photos or videos of sex acts without prior consent from the people depicted in them
1:35 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Microsoft launches new OneDrive API with change tracking, resumable uploads, and customizable thumbnail images
1:15 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Waffle House partners with “sharing economy” delivery service Roadie to provide pickup and drop-off locations for packages
1:00 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple to overhaul Genius Bar, changing appointments and using phones as pagers
12:45 PM  •
Toby Wolpe / ZDNet:  Mirantis and Google ease Kubernetes Docker cluster manager onto OpenStack
12:30 PM  •
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:  Pebble Time sells out at lowest $159 tier on Kickstarter, passes $3M in pre-sales in under two hours
12:25 PM  •
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:  Pebble Time smartwatch: color display, 20% thinner body, microphone, new “Timeline” interface, to retail for $199 with pre-sale on Kickstarter now
12:00 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Firefox 36 arrives with full HTTP/2 support and a new design for Android tablets
11:35 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy
11:20 AM  •
Natt Garun / The Next Web:  Plex for Roku gets updated with flat design for smoother, faster access to your library
10:55 AM  •
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:  FTC fines marketers of two apps that claim to detect melanoma
10:40 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  eBay launches Pulsar, an open-source, real-time analytics and stream-processing framework
10:25 AM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Pebble Hits Its $500K Kickstarter Target For Pebble Time In Just 17 Minutes
10:20 AM  •
Steven Levy / Backchannel:  How Pebble built Pebble Time amidst looming competition from Android Wear and Apple Watch
10:06 AM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Pebble Time smartwatch with color display launches exclusively on Kickstarter for $159
9:40 AM  •
Facebook:  Facebook counts 2M businesses as advertisers, launches Ads Manager app on iOS
9:20 AM  •
Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation:  EFF Outlines Plan to Fix the Broken Patent System
8:45 AM  •
Mic Wright / The Next Web:  Visa announces credit card tech that could speed up Apple Pay's arrival in Europe
7:05 AM  •
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:  Majority of health sites send troves of data about your medical searches to third-party companies
6:01 AM  •
Alex La Ferla / The Daily Dot:  Microsoft developing real-time location sharing app People Sense for Windows Phone with Bing integration, messaging and calling
4:55 AM  •
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:  Marketing firm Adnear experiments with drones in LA to determine location of mobile devices
3:51 AM  •
Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal:  At $765B+, Apple's market cap is double any other publicly traded US company
1:55 AM  •
Joey-Elijah Sneddon / OMG!:  Google says Chromebook Pixel 2 is coming soon, pulls video of announcement made at an event
1:20 AM  •
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:  Artemis is building 4G network using its pCell technology on Dish spectrum to cover most of SF
12:30 AM  •
Google:  Google updates adult content policy for Blogger, states public sharing of sexually explicit images and video will not be allowed after March 23
12:05 AM  •
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:  Debate between Yahoo chief ISO and NSA director over backdoors illustrates growing disconnect between Washington and Silicon Valley

February 23, 2015

11:55 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Acquires Popular Instrument and Effect Plug-In Maker Camel Audio [Updated]
11:05 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  MLB considers spinning off its powerful streaming business
8:55 PM  •
Christian Nutt / Gamasutra:  Valve to show SteamVR hardware, final version of Steam Controller, and new Steam devices at GDC
8:05 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Chegg Will Outsource All Its Print Textbooks to Remake Itself as a Digital-Only Company
7:10 PM  •
Palash Volvoikar /  Samsung Galaxy Core Prime coming to Verizon February 26 for $29.99 with two-year contract; 64-bit, quad core 1.2 GHz chipset, 1 GB RAM, 4.5-inch display
7:00 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius apologizes for Superfish vulnerability, promises new security policy going forward
6:10 PM  •
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:  HP reorgs cloud biz as Marten Mickos cedes key responsibilities
5:25 PM  •
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:  Behind three-day-old service Magic, which aims to fulfill any request sent via SMS “like magic”
4:50 PM  •
Vindu Goel / New York Times:  LinkedIn settles class-action suit over weak password security for $1.25M
4:10 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  Gmail's autocomplete recommending infrequently used contacts, leading to missent emails
3:45 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release w/ latest Photos app version, new Emoji, more
3:40 PM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Edward Snowden just did a Reddit AMA. Here's what we learned
2:55 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Siri learns Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai and Turkish for iOS 8.3 beta 2
2:45 PM  •
Paul Thurrott /  Microsoft updates Band with Cycling tile, virtual keyboard, web dashboard, releases SDK preview
2:05 PM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Mac:  New wider color-screen smartwatch appears on Pebble's website
1:30 PM  •
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:  Dish founder and chairman Charlie Ergen will take over as CEO to lead company's wireless push
12:55 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Hands On With “YouTube Kids,” Google's Newly Launched, Child-Friendly YouTube App
12:27 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Google strikes a deal with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to pre-install Wallet on Android phones, buys some Softcard technology and IP
12:10 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Launches Invite Program To Bring Inbox To Google Apps For Work Customers
11:55 AM  •
Luke Edwards / Pocket-lint:  LG brings G3 design and features to mid-tier with four new smartphones: Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy
11:30 AM  •
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:  Facebook is violating European consumer protection law despite January privacy policy update, according to Belgian privacy commission study
11:05 AM  •
Gemalto World leader in Digital Security:  Despite NSA hacking claims, Gemalto says initial conclusions indicate SIM products are secure
10:55 AM  •
Will Carty / The Twitter Blog:  Twitter announces that it is backing the FCC's net neutrality proposal
9:45 AM  •
Shimrit Ben-Yair / YouTube Blog:  Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app—available on Google Play and the App Store
3:45 AM  •
Apple:  Apple to invest €1.7B in new data centres in Ireland and Denmark running on 100% renewable energy

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