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February 19, 2014, 1:10 PM

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Wheeler unveils new proposed rules for network neutrality, will try to stop “improper blocking”  —  The FCC announced its response to an explosive court decision that ended “net neutrality” last month: it will not appeal the decision, but scramble to impose new rules.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The FCC has a plan to save net neutrality, but no one likes it  —  The FCC has announced its intention to pursue a new version of the Open Internet order that was struck down by a judge last month.  In a statement, agency chair Tom Wheeler says that he will begin taking public input on an updated set of net neutrality rules.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Capital Invests $40M In Learning Analytics Firm Renaissance Learning At $1B Valuation  —  Renaissance Learning, one of the leading cloud-based K-12 assessment and learning analytics companies, today announced that it has raised a $40 million investment from Google Capital.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, gets camera backup for Android, real-time co-authoring, and easier video sharing  —  Microsoft today officially relaunched SkyDrive as OneDrive, giving its existing users access to their files on the new service by simply logging in at onedrive.com.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members  —  To date, LinkedIn has allowed a small, editorially selected group of “Influencers” like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Barack Obama to publish their thoughts and advice to its network as long-form blog posts.
Digits:
Apple's smartphone market share in China grows to 7%, now back in top 5 smartphone vendors  —  Apple Gains Some Ground in China Smartphone Market  —  Apple seems to be gaining some ground in the world's largest smartphone market.  —  In China, Apple's market share rose slightly …
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Target, CEO Gregg Steinhafel Struggles to Contain Giant Cybertheft  —  How Target Is Working to Manage Crisis After Theft of Credit and Debit Card Numbers From Millions of Customers  —  When hackers broke into the database of department store Target, it affected an estimated 100 million customers.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple bringing iTunes Festival to the US for the first time at SXSW, for five nights in March  —  Apple has announced that it is bringing the iTunes Festival to the United States for the first time, after being a UK-only event since it began in 2007.  The festival will be held at SXSW …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Glove for Android launches in SF and NY to track your mobile usage and recommend the best carrier  —  If you're unhappy with your current mobile service, the new Glove app for Android wants to find you something better.  Launching today in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City …
Dan Farber / CNET:
Artemis aims to eliminate congestion, dead zones and unreliable connections in cellular networks using pCell technology  —  Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?  —  Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Yandex offers apps-and-services bundle to help others build non-Google Android devices  —  The Android Open Source Project, or AOSP, allows anyone to build a device using the basic Android operating system, without Google's permission.  However, that also means forgoing all of the Google services …
Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
This machine kills trolls: how Wikipedia's robots and cyborgs snuff out vandalism  —  At midnight on February 13th, 2014, a Wikipedia user named Lightningawesome added to the list of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters a lengthy biography of Lightning Dash, a capricious, lovable filly existing only in fan fiction.
Kate Kaye / AdAge:
Amazon and Apple struggle with ad growth because they're “slow, cocky and downright stingy” according to media buyers  —  Why Can't Amazon And Apple Catch a Break on Madison Ave?  —  Advertising Sales Are a Tough Slog for Both — And for A lot of the Same Reasons  —  Goodby, Silverstein and Partners
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Nokia Treasure Tag is a $30 Lumia accessory to help keep valuables safe - goes on sale in April  —  Nokia is introducing a new way to keep valuables safe on the go using your smartphone.  Nokia Treasure Tag is a smart peripheral that syncs with Lumia devices to help keep track of keys …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Silent Circle gets its first telco distributor, as KPN prepares to offer encrypted communications  —  The Dutch telecoms giant KPN has partnered up with Silent Circle, the U.S. security firm that boasts privacy veterans Phil Zimmermann (pictured above) and Jon Callas among its founders …
More: ZDNet and InfoWorld
Nick Summers / Businessweek:
New Tinder Security Flaw Exposed Users' Exact Locations for Months  —  Internet security researchers in New York say that a flaw in Tinder, the super-popular hookup app, made it possible to find users' precise location for between 40 and 165 days, without any public notice from the company.
Alistair Barr / USA Today:
Sources: new Samsung Gear smartwatch to run on Tizen, not Android  —  Samsung's updated smartwatch to shun Android  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The new version of Samsung's Gear smartwatch will run on Tizen, not Google's Android operating system, the latest attempt by the South Korean electronics giant …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Upsetting the app cart: Asian messaging services challenge mobile order  —  (Reuters) - Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and telecoms carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer.
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