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February 2, 2015, 6:25 PM

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Brad Stone / Bloomberg Business:
Google developing its own Uber competitor, likely in conjunction with driverless car project  —  Exclusive: Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor  —  The two companies are going to war over self-driving taxis  —  Don't Miss Out — … Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries …
Bloomberg Business:
RadioShack in Talks to Sell Half Its Stores to Sprint, Shutter the Rest  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — RadioShack Corp. is preparing to shut down the almost-century-old electronics chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell about half its stores to Sprint Corp. and close the rest …
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Apple plans to invest $2B in GT Advanced Arizona plant to convert it into a data center  —  Apple to Convert Failed Arizona Sapphire Plant Into Data Center  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. plans to invest $2 billion to convert an Arizona factory into a data center …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Pebble has now sold over 1 million smartwatches; new hardware and software are planned for this year  —  New hardware and software are planned for this year  —  While Google and Apple have been getting the lion's share of attention for smartwatches lately, indie darling Pebble …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating Internet Service as a Utility  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission this week is widely expected to propose regulating Internet service like a public utility, a move certain to unleash another round …
Kevin Dallas / Building Apps for Windows:
Windows 10 coming to Raspberry Pi 2, developers can use it for free  —  Windows 10 Coming to Raspberry Pi 2  —  This blog was written by Kevin Dallas, General Manager, Windows IoT Group.  —  Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the retail availability of their new board, the Raspberry Pi 2.
Lester Haines / The Register:
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter tests instant timeline, which shows tweets to new users who haven't followed anyone  —  Twitter Displays Its Value With Instant Timeline for New Users  —  Anyone who has created a Twitter account knows how difficult it can be to get value from the service.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Sony Sells MMO Publisher And EverQuest Creator Sony Online Entertainment  —  Sony has sold Sony Online Entertainment, the studio and publisher that created EverQuest (and, to a large extent, the modern MMO genre), in a deal that will see it owned by investment management firm Columbus Nova and rebranded as Daybreak.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Salesforce-backed Apttus raises $41M for contract management software  —  Summary:Along with Salesforce itself, Apttus serves over 300 of Salesforce's enterprise customers, including 70 Fortune 500 companies.  —  Salesforce.com's Internet of Things innovation fund is off and running …

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