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January 22, 2015, 9:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple targets Watch battery life of 2.5 hours heavy use and 3.5 hours standard use; pure standby battery life likely to be 2-3 days; CPU said to be A5-caliber  —  Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside  —  Although Apple has said that the Apple Watch …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces Office 2016 universal apps for Windows 10 will arrive in the second half of 2015  —  Microsoft announces Office 2016, coming in the second half of 2015  —  At its Windows 10 event yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the touch-optimized version of Office.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Kim Dotcom Launches Skype Competitor MegaChat  —  Kim Dotcom, the infamous entrepreneur behind Megaupload, has released his latest product.  Currently in beta, MegaChat is a browser-based encrypted video calling and file-sharing platform that is being positioned as a Skype competitor.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Facebook enabling advertisers to target people posting on Super Bowl topics in near real time  —  Facebook Packages Own Super Bowl Audience for Ad Dollars  —  Company Will Track Status Updates for Game-Related Keywords  —  2015 Marketing Fact Pack  —  Facebook is creating …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Journalist and Anonymous advocate Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison on charges stemming from Stratfor hack  —  Barrett Brown has been sentenced to 63 months in prison  —  After years of legal battles, Barrett Brown's legal saga has finally come to a close.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Spotify updates iOS app with Touch Preview, a quick way to sample and discover music using gestures  —  Spotify unveils Touch Preview, a beautiful new music discovery tool  —  An audible solution for a visual problem  —  Last year was a busy one for Spotify.  It hit 10 million paid subscribers.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
Ravello raises $28M round led by Qualcomm and SanDisk Ventures for nested cloud virtualization  —  Ravello Funding Hits $54M for Nested Cloud Virtualization  —  Ravello Systems announced on Jan. 20 that it has raised $28 million, bringing its total funding to date to $54 million.

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