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February 17, 2014, 8:35 PM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Bound by 10-year Microsoft search deal, Yahoo's Mayer focusing on mobile and contextual search over web and keyword search  —  More on Mayer's Search Plans for Yahoo: The “Three S's” and Slipping Through a Microsoft Loophole  —  Since Re/code revealed in weeks ago that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer …
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iTunes Connect update brings modernized look, sales breakdowns by category, region and more  —  Sales data redacted.  —  Apple today updated the Sales and Trends section of iTunes Connect, giving developers more detailed information about the origin of their apps' sales as well as a modernized visual style.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Profile of Brian Krebs, who was first to uncover security breaches at Adobe and Target  —  Reporting From the Web's Underbelly  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the last year, Eastern European cybercriminals have stolen Brian Krebs's identity a half dozen times, brought down his website …
TechCrunch:
Basis Science, developer of health-tracking watch, said to be in acquisition talks with Apple, Google  —  Basis In Acquisition Talks With Everyone  —  Looks like Google might be ticking off a box on its wearables shopping list, or someone else might be.  Basis Science, the company behind …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone  —  Philips is already one of the biggest names in smart light bulbs, and now it's beginning to test a new unit that could be even smarter.  At a retailer in Düsseldorf, Philips is piloting a lighting unit …
Reuters:
Spotify seeks to hire U.S. filings expert as bankers eye IPO  —  (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing, which one banker said could value the firm at $8 billion.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
People don't always read the articles they share  —  You're not going to read this  —  But you'll probably share it anyway  —  Earlier this month, there was yet another lengthy public debate about Upworthy, the two-year-old publisher that has become one of the most popular sites …

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