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February 28, 2015, 2:40 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge version, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet expected to debut at MWC  —  10 things to expect at Mobile World Congress  —  Every year, tens of thousands of reporters, analysts, and suited-up businesspeople descend upon Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress trade show.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Airbnb is in the process of raising close to $1B at a $20B valuation  —  Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation  —  Airbnb — the platform that lets travellers book private spare rooms and entire homes as an alternative to traditional hotels — is doing some booking of its own.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @alexisohanian
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Uber discloses one of its databases was breached in May 2014; personal info, including drivers' license numbers, of up to 50K drivers at risk  —  Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers  —  Thousands of Uber driver names and driver's license numbers may be in the hands …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Google submits master plans for Mountain View campus featuring moveable, canopied structures  —  Exclusive: Google campus plan would explode the concept of buildings, workspace (renderings)  —  When Google Inc.'s engineers need a certain kind of workspace, they come to David Radcliffe with a question.
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
LinkedIn plans for new office, plus retail promenade in Mountain View development plans  —  LinkedIn Corp., long hemmed in by its larger corporate neighbor Google Inc., believes it has finally found the way to settle down and expand in Mountain View.  —  On Friday, the company submitted plans …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Strippers and porn stars use Snapcash to charge Snapchat users for photos and videos  —  Strippers Go Undercover on Snapchat  —  Porn, it has been said, is a driver of technology.  —  Pornography has spurred the adoption of most tech innovations of the last generation.
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo beta SDK coming for developers, content providers  —  Summary:The cloud and retail giant is preparing to expand its voice-activated assistant's capabilities with the launch of a beta software development kit to help outsiders to build apps.  —  A select few developers …
More: GeekWireThanks:@jkendrick
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Dropbox partners with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400M wireless customers  —  Dropbox Taps Vodafone for International Growth  —  Dropbox is partnering with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400 million wireless customers.

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