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February 23, 2015, 2:50 PM

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Shimrit Ben-Yair / YouTube Blog:
Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app—available on Google Play and the App Store  —  Like most parents, I love helping my kids learn more about something they're interested in.  For example, right now, I spend a lot of time on YouTube with my 3-year-old son …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hands On With “YouTube Kids,” Google's Newly Launched, Child-Friendly YouTube App  —  Late last week, news leaked that YouTube was poised to release a new, kid-friendly version of its YouTube service for mobile devices.  Today, much to the delight of families everywhere, that app has now arrived …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Google strikes a deal with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to pre-install Wallet on Android phones, buys some Softcard technology and IP  —  Google Strikes Mobile Payments Deal With Big Wireless Carriers, Buys Softcard Technology  —  Google has inked a distribution deal with the biggest wireless carriers …
Apple:
Apple to invest €1.7B for new data centres in Ireland and Denmark running on 100% renewable energy  —  Apple to Invest €1.7 Billion in New European Data Centres  —  State-of-the-art facilities in Ireland and Denmark will run on 100 percent renewable energy
Will Carty / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter announces that it is backing the FCC's net neutrality proposal  —  Why Twitter faves #NetNeutrality  —  The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to act on a “net neutrality” proposal that will put vital consumer and competitive protections back on the books …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in a dozen more apps  —  “What all these applications have in common is that they make people less secure.”  —  The list of software known to use the same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has risen dramatically …
New York Times:
Android Auto and CarPlay-enabled cars are coming, but some auto manufacturers are slow to adopt either platform  —  Rivals Google and Apple Fight for the Dashboard  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When Google hosted a boot camp here this month for its Android operating system, there were some new faces in the room: auto manufacturers.
Gemalto World leader in Digital Security:
Despite NSA hacking claims, Gemalto says initial conclusions indicate SIM products are secure  —  Update on the SIM card encryption keys matter  —  Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO) pursues its investigations following the article mentioning that in 2010 and 2011 …
Andrew McLaughlin / Medium:
Snapchat's unusual interface confuses some, but it fosters privacy, intimacy, and creativity  —  The Snapchat and The Platypus  —  Scissor-testing A New Branch of the Mobile Evolutionary Tree  —  Image by Juan Torres: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ santoplacido/8626628186
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Architect Eli Attia claims Google X stole his idea for Flux Factory in new lawsuit  —  The moonshot that missed  —  For decades, architect Eli Attia has been filling notebook after notebook with ideas for a new way to think about constructing buildings.  He developed a process …

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