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February 11, 2016, 4:20 PM

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Eyefluence's Eye-Tracking Interface Lets You Navigate Virtual Reality Hands-Free  —  When it comes to virtual reality tech, seeing is always believing.  —  Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco.
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New York Times:
Sources: Pandora has held preliminary discussions about selling itself; shares halted briefly  —  Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling Itself  —  Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Quartz's new iPhone app uses a chat interface and push notifications to deliver curated news stories  —  Quartz's new app wants to text you the news  —  For a brief moment during development, the first app from Quartz — the four-year-old business news publication owned by The Atlantic …
Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets360.com:
Microsoft Says 74 Android OEMs Now Pre-Installing Its Apps; Acer Joins List  —  Microsoft's Windows Phone may have lost the battle to Android in capturing substantial market share, but it doesn't mean that there won't be footprints of the company's services and apps on your Android device.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network  —  It looks like Myspace is becoming a big-media property once again.  Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a profitable company that has built a large ad tech business …
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Qualcomm bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform  —  With LTE connectivity, Qualcomm is trying to break the pattern of tethering wearables with smartphones  —  Wearables today are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches.  Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Reveals Video View Counts To Score Creators And Ad Dollars  —  Video is booming on Instagram with watch time up 40% in 6 months, so now it's trying to lure the best video makers and marketers from competitors like Vine and YouTube.  Over the next few weeks, Instagram …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
LG Announces A Fancy Touch-Enabled Cover For The G5 Before The Phone Itself  —  LG is really excited about the G5.  So excited, in fact, that they just can't wait until Mobile World Congress later this month.  To tide themselves over for the next few weeks, the PR folks have officially announced …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Chrome 49 for Android will notify users of nearby smart beacons, Google announces IoT research pilot  —  A part of Google's Internet of Things approach involves placing low-energy Bluetooth beacons in the world that can communicate with smartphones.  Starting with version 49, currently in beta …
Aaron Smith / Pew Internet:
15% of US adults have used dating sites or apps; usage by 18- to 24-year-olds has nearly tripled since 2013  —  15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps  —  Usage by 18- to 24-year-olds has increased nearly threefold since 2013, while usage by 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled

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