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February 2, 2016, 11:55 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 & Apple Watch updates  —  Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources.  We previously reported that Apple …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
YouTube stars Fine Brothers kill plans to trademark the word “react” and license their videos' “format” after backlash  —  Fine Bros back down, rescind trademark claim on the word “react”  —  This is as much of React World as you're likely to see after the “react video” …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
T-Mobile has fastest US 4G network, closely followed by Verizon, with AT&T and Sprint lagging behind, says crowdsourced mobile data company OpenSignal  —  T-Mobile is fastest U.S. 4G network, according to crowdsourced mobile data company OpenSignal  —  A new report from OpenSignal shines …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
After blockbuster earnings, Alphabet passes Apple as the world's most valuable public company  —  Google passes Apple as most valuable company  —  Google-parent Alphabet passed Apple as the most valuable company in the world.  At current after-hours levels, Alphabet's market cap is roughly $570 billion …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp passes 1B monthly active users, says 42B messages and 1.6B photos are shared daily, and users send 250M videos every day  —  WhatsApp passes 1 billion monthly active users  —  WhatsApp has joined a growing club of services that can now count having more than 1 billion monthly active users …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: Tablet shipments decline 10.1% in 2015, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share  —  The tablet market is still in decline.  —  Q4 2015 is the fifth straight quarter in a row to see a decrease year over year: 65.9 million units shipped, down 13.7 percent from the 76.4 million units …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Review of popular email client Airmail that launched on iPhone with iCloud Sync, filters, snooze, third-party app integrations, and more for $4.99  —  Airmail for iPhone Review: Power User Email  —  If you want to drive an average tech nerd crazy, try to talk about email clients.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Evernote Will Shut Down Market, Its E-Commerce Effort, On Wednesday  —  Some more news from Evernote — the note-taking app and startup of the same name — that speaks to the company's current rough patch: today it announced that as of Wednesday at 6pm Pacific, it will shutter Market …
Jeremy Kirk / PCWorld:
FireEye acquires automated response platform provider Invotas  —  FireEye acquires Invotas for faster incident response  —  Invotas' platform consolidates information from many security products  —  FireEye said Monday it has acquired Invotas, a company that develops a platform …
Dee Lockett / Vulture:
Recording Industry Association of America starts counting on-demand streaming audio and video toward certifying albums as gold or platinum sellers  —  The RIAA Finally Bows to Streaming, Making 17 Artists' Albums Go Gold and Platinum  —  This is huge.  —  Call it the Anti effect, or just call it getting hip to the times.
Michel G. / SamMobile:
Report says Samsung Gear 360 VR spherical camera with two 180 degree fisheye lenses to debut February 21 alongside Galaxy S7  —  Exclusive: Gear 360 virtual reality camera is real, to accompany the Galaxy S7  —  Only a few weeks ago, the first hints pointing to a new 360 degree camera named Gear 360 surfaced.

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