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February 14, 2015, 5:45 AM

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
WSJ confirms Apple has several hundred employees designing a minivan-like electric vehicle, codenamed Titan, with former Ford exec Steve Zadesky leading team  —  WSJ: Tim Cook approved Apple electric car project a year ago, hundreds of employees working on it
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple hires head of Mercedes-Benz R&D, other auto experts for new secret research lab  —  Apple has hired former president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Johann Jungwirth to join the company as Director of Mac Systems Engineering.  The hire was confirmed by Jungwirth's LinkedIn page …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Kara Swisher Interviews President Barack Obama on Cyber Security, Privacy and His Relationship With Silicon Valley  —  President Barack Obama took the hot seat with Re/code's Kara Swisher Friday as the two talked about a range of tech-focused topics, including cyber warfare …
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Business Insider:
Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares  —  Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are going to sell about $4.4 billion worth of company shares, according to a new filing with the SEC (which we first spotted thanks to Footnoted).
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Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
Wink's promise of a simple, affordable smart home proves false; not one product worked as advertised out of the box  —  Why Is My Smart Home So F**king Dumb?  —  A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I were about to watch a surprisingly bad scifi movie in my crowded apartment.
More: Gigaom and Slashdot
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Galaxy S6 may have Microsoft's Skype, OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Mobile app preinstalled  —  Exclusive: Galaxy S6 software will bring some amazing changes  —  Software has always been the Achilles heel for Samsung.  The Korean manufacturer has always been at the forefront of making amazing hardware …
Christian Dolmetsch / Bloomberg Business:
Wrongfully convicted Goldman Sachs ex-programmer sues the FBI agents who arrested him for malicious prosecution  —  Goldman Sachs Ex-Programmer Sues FBI Agents Who Arrested Him  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer sued the FBI agents who arrested …
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Flickr beta-testing Camera Roll, a sleeker interface for browsing, editing, and organizing photos  —  Flickr Rolling Out Camera Roll: A New Way to Browse, Edit, and Organize Your Shots  —  Flickr is rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll that's designed to make it even easier for users to browse …
Chelsey Dulaney / Wall Street Journal:
Credit card companies boosting security; Visa expanding tokenization to devices beyond Apple; Mastercard to spend $20M on biometrics, fingerprint matching  —  Visa, MasterCard to Roll Out New Cybersecurity Features  —  Credit-Card Companies Beefing Up Security Amid Growing Concerns About Data Breaches

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