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February 12, 2016, 11:25 AM

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Jason Jacobs:
Japanese sportswear company ASICS acquires Runkeeper  —  Runkeeper and ASICS are Joining Forces  —  I have some big news today!  I am proud and excited to announce that Runkeeper has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ASICS Corporation.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Zenefits created software tool to let sales reps fake completion of legally required course  —  Zenefits Program Let Insurance Brokers Fake A Mandatory Training Course  —  A secret software program inside Zenefits made it seem that brokers were completing a legally required 52-hour online training course …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
SoundCloud files financial results showing $44.27M loss in 2014 with revenue of $19.7M; board forecasts it will need more capital investment in 2016  —  SoundCloud financial results show €39.1m loss in 2014  —  SoundCloud's revenues rose 54% to €17.4m in 2014 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook is testing SMS integration in Messenger on Android, launches multiple account support  —  Facebook has confirmed that it is looking to bring back SMS support in Messenger and has also launched multiple account support.  At least for now, both features are only for Android users.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supporting 1 Gbps downloads and 150 Mbps uploads  —  Qualcomm promises gigabit LTE speeds with its new Snapdragon X16 modem  —  And there are new low-end phone and wearable Snapdragon chips for later in 2016.  —  Qualcomm's lead in the mobile SoC …
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Uber Picks Up Another $200M From LetterOne To Push Into Emerging Markets  —  Along with its new branding, it looks like Uber has picked up some new funding, too.  LetterOne (L1), a fund based out of Luxembourg and headed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is putting $200 million …
More: LetterOne and FortuneTweets: @ingridlunden
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google developing stand-alone VR headset that won't require smartphone, computer, or game console, uses Movidius chips to track users' motion  —  Google Developing Stand-Alone Virtual-Reality Headset  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that doesn't rely …
New York Times:
Sources: Pandora has held preliminary discussions about selling itself  —  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.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber agrees to pay $28.5M to 25M riders in US and rename its “safe ride fee” to settle class-action lawsuit over safety claims  —  Uber Settles Class-Action Suit Over Safety Background Checks  —  Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that took issue …
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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