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February 2, 2014, 5:05 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
“Healthbook” app managing fitness and health data may come preinstalled with iOS 8, integrate with iWatch  —  iWatch + iOS 8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking  —  Apple has its sights set on another industry ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness world.
NYT Bits:
Apple Executives Met With F.D.A. to Discuss Mobile Medical Applications  —  Apple has signaled strong interest in health-monitoring technology, which could wind up in a widely anticipated smartwatch.  —  A group of senior Apple executives met with directors at the United States Food …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
AT&T's new family plan: two lines sharing 10GB for $130 a month, $15 per additional line  —  AT&T Sweetens Offer for Family Plans  —  AT&T, the second largest American phone carrier, on Saturday said it would offer a cheaper phone plan for families with multiple devices.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”  —  Social magazine Flipboard is rethinking how it organizes content for readers.  Today the company is revamping “Cover Stories,” the section within Flipboard that highlights the best and most popular content from across your subscriptions.
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Super Bowl Goal: More Ad Credibility  —  Company Works to Persuade Marketers That There Are Smarter Ways to Tweet  —  On Super Bowl Sunday, Twitter will again serve as a grand stage for advertisers to promote brands to millions of people captivated by gameplay, half-time shows and slick commercials.
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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
NFL deploys iBeacons at MetLife Stadium and Times Square to send ads and alerts to fans for Super Bowl  —  Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone  —  Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner?  Take a left in 15 feet.  Looking to buy some Super Bowl merchandise?
Valentina Palladino / The Verge:
ABC orders pilot for ‘Selfie,’ its latest attempt to turn a social media trend into a comedy  —  People always like to guess whether a new show will be a hit or miss — and newly-announced ABC pilot Selfie has the potential to be a huge miss. The show will be written by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek …
Nikhil Basu Trivedi / Medium:
Series A bifurcation: startups with momentum can raise $10-25M, those without raise much less  —  What's up with the Series A?  —  On the one hand, $10-25M rounds; on the other, a “Crunch”  —  A couple months ago, I was chatting with a first-time entrepreneur who had recently raised …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Pebble appstore to debut Monday February 3rd  —  Pebble will launch its appstore on Monday, January 3rd, the smartwatch company has announced today.  The download store, which we tried in beta with the new Pebble Steel, will go live at 10AM PT, and give Pebble's growing developer community …
Re/code:
Mockup by commerce site Fancy for Twitter shows ability to make purchases from tweets  —  Is This What Twitter Commerce Will Look Like?  —  Twitter is getting serious about commerce on its service.  So much so, that it looks as if soon you'll be able to buy goods for sale directly from a tweet.

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