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February 2, 2014, 2:30 PM

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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.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Xperia Z1 Compact exceeds predecessor with smaller, better display and unmatched battery life  —  Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: when smaller is better  —  For the longest time, the prevailing trend with mobile phones was to take last year's handset and make it smaller.
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?
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 …
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.
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 …

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Microsoft:
Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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