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February 8, 2014, 10:10 AM

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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.
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google must post news of privacy fine after French court refuses to suspend order  —  A French court on Friday refused Google's last-minute plea to suspend an order imposed by a privacy watchdog, meaning the search giant will have to post a notice on its homepage for a period of 48 hours informing users …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
From fashion to fitness: the experts behind Apple's wearable future  —  Apple has been developing a sensor-laden, fitness- and medical-focused wearable computer as indicated by several notable recent hires and information we have received from sources.  —  New Apple hires on both the senior executive …
More: MobileSyrup.com, ZDNet, Fortune and BGRTweets: @markgurmanThanks:@justinkahnmusic
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Programmatic ad tech plaform PubMatic planning IPO, aiming for a valuation of over $1B  —  Ad Platform PubMatic Working on IPO  —  PubMatic Inc., which automates the buying and selling of digital advertising space, has tapped bankers for a potential initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.
More: Beet.TV and Bloomberg
Business Insider:
Meet Shingy, AOL's Self-Proclaimed ‘Digital Prophet’ Who Has The Internet Buzzing  —  The Internet went bananas earlier this evening, as people began spreading a picture from an interview that was on MSNBC featuring a man with quirky-looking hair. … The man is David Shing, and here's everything you need to know about him:
More: Valleywag, UPROXX and The Wire
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James Niccolai / Computerworld:
Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial  —  A U.S. judge has denied Samsung's request for a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, but she also chastised Apple's lawyers for making the Korean firm's “foreignness” an issue in closing remarks to the jury.
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 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
“Veep” for Geeks!  Here's the Teaser for HBO's Upcoming “Silicon Valley.”  —  On April 6, HBO will debut a new half-hour comedy show that takes on the high-tech world, titled “Silicon Valley.”  —  It's a rainy Friday in winter, so let's all pick our heads up from our smartphones …

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