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February 15, 2014, 1:55 AM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Office reportedly coming to iPad in first half of this year, ahead of touch-friendly Windows 8 version  —  Microsoft Office on iPad: It's alive and coming sooner than most think  —  Summary: Microsoft's Office for iPad, codenamed Miramar, isn't dead.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Major League Baseball Completes iBeacon Installation at First Two Ballparks  —  Major League Baseball is set to announce on Friday morning that it has finished outfitting its first two ballparks with iBeacon sensors that will shoot messages to baseball game attendees' phones this upcoming season.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ronny Conway Closes His Over $51 Million Early Stage Fund  —  Solo investor Ronny Conway has closed the early-stage fund he had left Andreessen Horowitz last year to raise.  Last September, Dan Primack had reported that the fund was at least $30 million in size, but it's $51 million, according to this SEC filing.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
The New Normal: 200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks  —  Over the past four years, KrebsOnSecurity has been targeted by countless denial-of-service attacks intended to knock it offline.  Earlier this week, KrebsOnSecurity was hit by easily the most massive and intense such attack yet …
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Hackers circulate thousands of FTP credentials; New York Times among those hit  —  A list of compromised FTP credentials is circulating in underground forums  —  Hackers are circulating credentials for thousands of FTP sites and appear to have compromised file transfer servers at The New York Times …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
UrbanSitter Raises $15M To Harness The Power Of Social Recommendations In Child Care  —  UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by DBL Investors with participation from Match Group, a division of IAC …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Uber, Chauffeur-Privé And Others Can't Recruit New Drivers In France For The Next Two Months  —  The conflict between taxi drivers and urban transportation startups in France is not over — the French government has put a stop to new limo driver licenses for the next two months.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple and Samsung headed back to court after mediation talks fail, say reports  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung's mobile chief and co-CEO JK Shin reportedly met last week to try and thrash out a settlement to their long-running intellectual property dispute.
Shane Cole / AppleInsider:
Court grants Apple's motion to dismiss Siri misrepresentation lawsuit  —  After two years of legal maneuvering, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken on Friday dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit alleging that Apple's iPhone 4S advertisements had misrepresented the capabilities of the company's Siri personal digital assistant.
Peter Sayer / Computerworld:
Google discloses details of E.U. antitrust settlement bid  —  Google reveals how it plns to settle an antitrust case over search result ranking  —  Google has done what the European Commission declined to do: publish the details of the latest commitments Google made in a bid to settle …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft extends date for OEM preloads of Windows 7 for business users  —  Summary: Business users will be able to buy PCs with Windows 7 Professional preloaded beyond October 2014, according to a new change in Microsoft's lifecycle policy.  —  Microsoft is going to allow OEMs to continue …

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