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February 4, 2015, 2:35 PM

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Tom Wheeler / Wired:
FCC Chairman Wheeler proposes using Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality  —  Federal Communication Commission(FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler waits for a hearing at the FCC December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans all-new Beats-based music service integrated into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV, develops Android app in-house, considers charging $8/month  —  The Next Episode: Apple's plans for Beats-based music service revealed  —  Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music …
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
The Next Android Revision Is Indeed ‘Android 5.1 Lollipop’, Shipping On Android One Phones, Coming To Nexus Devices  —  A few hours ago, we spotted no less than five mentions of “Android 5.1” on Google's Indonesian Android One page.  Considering that 5.1 is quite a jump from 5.0.2 …
AppleInsider:
Apple is reportedly testing camera-equipped minivans in the Bay Area, possibly for a Street View-like mapping system  —  Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in the Bay Area  —  A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Verizon Cuts Most Data Plan Costs by $10 Per Month  —  Verizon on Wednesday announced a series of price cuts, chopping $10 per month off most of its monthly data plans.  —  A monthly shared data plan with 1GB of data will now start at $30 per month, rather than $40, with other rate plans getting a similar cut.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple's iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012  —  Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it's passed another significant milestone …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches preview of universal Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Windows 10  —  Microsoft today launched the first part of its Office for Windows 10 in preview.  You can download the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps now from the Windows Store Beta that ships with the latest Windows 10 build.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Twitter developed its revenue model, even as user growth disappointed  —  While Twitter struggles to get new users, its revenue side is killing it.  —  In 2009 Twitter was a 50-person company punching way above its weight in cultural impact, its micro-blogging platform blasting its way into the public imagination.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Fast-Growing Zoom Raises $30 Million for Online Video Conferencing … Video conferencing companies have attracted millions of dollars in venture capital, as everyone from startups to large established companies like Cisco Systems Inc. try to make this technology work in the cloud.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
What Satya Nadella has done in his first year as Microsoft CEO  —  In just one year, Satya Nadella made Microsoft so much better  —  One year ago, Microsoft appointed long-time Microsoftie Satya Nadella as the company's historic third CEO, and by all accounts, it's been a helluva ride for the company ever since.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Instagram introduces endlessly looping videos to please advertisers  —  Instagram has tweaked its video settings so that clips automatically replay in users' streams — a change that will be mainly welcomed by #brands keen to get as many views for their ads as possible.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter is testing a new landing page featuring curated tweets for people without accounts  —  Another Twitter Update!  This One's a New Homepage, Designed to Lure New Users.  —  Twitter is experimenting with yet another new product tweak — a homepage designed for people who visit Twitter but don't have their own account.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Stealthy enterprise data storage startup Qumulo raises $40M, adds Isilon founder to board … Hang around the Qumulo office long enough, and you'll certainly see someone whizzing by on a Razor scooter.  The two-wheelers are spread throughout the 16th floor of the Century Square building in downtown Seattle …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
OnePlus and Cyanogen put SwiftKey on the One by default  —  In the spirit of bloatware—which oddly goes against basically everything the company stands for—OnePlus has decided that SwiftKey is an absolute necessity for every user of its One smartphone.  The company has partnered with SwiftKey …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
California becomes first state to convict someone for operating a revenge porn website  —  A California jury has convicted the operator of a revenge porn website in what the state believes is the first conviction of its kind nationwide.  The operator, Kevin Bollaert, was found guilty …
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Alibaba is testing drone delivery in China with a 3-day pilot program  —  Alibaba is now in the testing phases of delivering packages by drone, according to a post on Taobao's website (h/t 36kr).  Bringing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' dream into reality, Alibaba's major online marketplace Taobao …
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews:
Toshiba releases super-secure Encrypted USB Flash Drive with hardware-based encryption  —  In a cloud-focused world, more and more people are shunning physical storage.  It's hard to blame them, as cloud services are very convenient.  Best of all, services like Dropbox and OneDrive store …
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Obama wants $105M in budget to replicate the US Digital Service at 25 agencies  —  Obama wants $105M to improve agencies' digital footprint  —  President Obama's budget request includes $105 million to expand a digital strike force modeled on the team that turned around HealthCare.gov.

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