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February 7, 2014, 5:30 PM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits:
Apple's Tim Cook Discusses Emerging Markets and Plans for Cash  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company's best days are still ahead.  It's not a particularly unusual message coming from a CEO.  But Apple is facing pointed questions that the iPhone's growth will slow and that the company's innovative run is coming to an end.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
California Bill Would Require Antitheft Technology for Cellphones  —  A smartphone is sleek, compact and valuable, which makes it a perfect target for a thief.  Californian lawmakers want to require cellphone companies to fix that problem.  —  In the last year, officials in San Francisco …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public  —  Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning and confirmed by GoPro to TechCrunch.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Now Lets You Edit Your “Look Back” Movie  —  Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook would soon let you edit the automatically-generated “Look Back” videos the company had made to celebrate Facebook's 10th anniversary.  —  Sure enough: they just launched the editor.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
New Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak reveals boot-to-desktop and UI changes  —  A near-final version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online today, revealing what appear to be final changes that Microsoft is making to its upcoming update.  While Microsoft has been testing changes during the beta phase …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Deploys Robots to Save Blu-ray From Extinction  —  One day, your Facebook photos will sit in the hands of robots.  —  Behind the scenes at Mark Zuckerberg's social networking giant, Facebook engineers have already built these robots, and one of them was on display last week in downtown San Jose …
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Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Russia bans bitcoins  —  If you're going to the Sochi Olympics in Russia, don't bring bitcoins.  Yesterday the Russian Prosecutor General's office released a statement that clearly prohibits Russians from using the new digital currency.  —  “Bitcoin is a money substitute and cannot be used …

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