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February 5, 2015, 1:50 PM

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter Reaches Deal for Tweets in Google Search Results  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.  —  In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google's search results …
Corinne Gretler / Bloomberg Business:
Swatch to sell smartwatch within 3 months that will allow mobile payments, work with Windows and Android, use the internet “without having to be charged”  —  Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete With Apple Watch's Debut  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Swatch Group AG plans …
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment  —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Fourteen of 23 top US hospitals have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service  —  Exclusive: Apple's health tech takes early lead among top hospitals  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service  —  Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business.  Now it may be ready to try again.  —  Industry executives say Apple is in talks with TV programmers about deals …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
13M downloads later, FiftyThree bets on stylus sales as its ‘Paper’ drawing app goes completely free  —  Mobile executive?  Join us February 23-24, for our fifth annual Mobile Summit.  This exclusive gathering brings together the top 180 executives at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito …
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Hackers obtain account information of as many as 80M customers of Anthem, nation's 2nd largest health insurer; medical info not stolen  —  Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second largest health insurance company …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Bill Gates says mobile banking solutions like M-PESA will revolutionize the lives of the poor within 15 years  —  Can mobile banking revolutionize the lives of the poor?  —  We're excited to have Bill Gates as our guest editor in February.  Throughout the month, Bill will be sharing …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint's customer growth returns, but Q3 loss doubles on charges  —  The carrier lost $2.38 billion in the quarter thanks to charges related to its wireline assets and its brand.  —  Sprint is showing faint signs of life.  —  The nation's third-largest wireless carrier …
Bloomberg Business:
BT Agrees to Buy U.K. Wireless Carrier EE for $19 Billion  —  (Bloomberg) — BT Group Plc agreed to buy British mobile carrier EE Ltd. for 12.5 billion pounds ($19 billion) to create a wireless and broadband giant set to shake up the country's telecommunications industry.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter restricts employee access to MAU metrics, making them only available on a need-to-know basis  —  Twitter Cuts Off Employee Access to Its Metrics  —  At Twitter, size matters.  —  There's no metric more important to the social network than the number of people that use the service …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google adds dynamic mortgage calculator to search results  —  Google's Mortgage Calculator Quick Answer Now Live  —  Google has quietly launched their dynamic mortgage calculator quick direct answer in the search results for variations of queries around [mortgage calculator].

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