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February 2, 2016, 3:10 PM

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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 …
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 …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
US, Europe reach safe harbor data deal, includes ombudsman in State Dept. for quick response to grievances; privacy rights advocates may file legal challenges  —  U.S. and Europe in ‘Safe Harbor’ Data Deal, but Legal Fight May Await  —  European officials on Tuesday agreed to a deal …
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” …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AR Startup Magic Leap Raises $793.5M Series C At $4.5B Valuation Led By Alibaba  —  Magic Leap has been successful in keeping a lot of its technology under wraps — the augmented and virtual reality technology company has yet to release a product — but its fundraising has been an open secret.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg Business:
Nintendo quarterly profit down 36% as Wii U and 3DS sales drop; first smartphone game on track for March release  —  Oh No Mario: Nintendo Profit Dives as Buyers Await Mobile Games  —  Wii U, 3DS hardware sales languish despite Splatoon, Mario  —  President Kimishima affirms first smartphone game in March
Travis Kalanick / Uber Global:
Uber announces major rebranding with icons designed to reflect regional colors and patterns, as well as a new logotype  —  Celebrating Cities: A New Look and Feel for Uber  —  Have you ever looked at someone's hairstyle and thought “oh my, you peaked in the 1990s?”  Well that's a bit how I feel about Uber's look today.
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.
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 …

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