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February 7, 2014, 3:05 PM

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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Tim Cook Says Apple Working on ‘Some Really Great Stuff’ in New Product Categories  —  Apple will launch products in new categories and the company is working on “really great stuff”, according to an interview with CEO Tim Cook in The Wall Street Journal this evening.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Repurchases $14B of Own Shares in 2 Weeks  —  CEO Cook Says Company Wanted to Be ‘Aggressive’ and ‘Opportunistic’  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. has bought $14 billion of its own shares in the two weeks since reporting financial results that disappointed Wall Street, Chief Executive Tim Cook told The 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 …
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.
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 …
More: SlashGear
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
Mastercard and Visa to switch from swipe-and-sign credit cards to PIN based cards by Oct 2015  —  October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card … It's a payment ritual as familiar as handing over a $20 bill, and it's soon to go extinct: prepare to say farewell to the swipe-and-sign of a credit card transaction.
More: Business Insider and SkiftTweets: @frankluntz
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Google Asks French Court to Suspend Privacy Notification Order  —  Order Forces Google to Notify Users of a Privacy Fine on its French Home Page  —  PARIS—Google Inc. asked a French court Thursday to suspend an order forcing it to notify users of a privacy fine on its French home page …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Rdio teams up with Tesla for its first automotive integration  —  Music subscription service Rdio is getting into the automotive game, and it's got an interesting partner for its first integration: Tesla is going to use Rdio as its default dashboard audio service in Europe …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Alleged Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Pleads Not Guilty On All Charges  —  Last November, Ross Ulbricht's lawyer Joshua Dratel told reporters only hours after first meeting his client that he planned to show that Ulbricht is not the “Dread Pirate Roberts” who created the Silk Road anonymous drug site.
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