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February 2, 2014, 10:20 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.
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Dag Kittlaus / Variety:
Siri Co-Creator Ponders the Future of the ‘Her’ Operating System  —  Siri, meet Scarlett.  —  Hollywood has always shown the way to the future.  It's a little known fact that, for decades, the bigscreen inspired many forward-looking technologies long before their day.
More: The Verge
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.
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?
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.
More: Inc.com
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 …
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.
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 …

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