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February 12, 2016, 2:30 PM

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Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Apple is backing Vital Signs, a six-episode scripted television series starring Dr. Dre, likely to be distributed via Apple Music  —  Dr. Dre Filming Apple's First Scripted Television Series (Exclusive)  —  ‘Vital Signs,’ the technology giant's inaugural original …
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.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T preparing to test 5G technologies in Austin, Texas by the end of the year  —  AT&T to run field trials of 5G wireless in Austin this year  —  AT&T announced today it will being field trials of faster 5G wireless technology this summer in Austin, Texas.
Nellie Bowles / Guardian:
Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns  —  Move follows a disastrous week for Facebook during which its free internet service was blocked in India and a board member praised colonialism  —  Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy has announced she will be stepping …
Motherboard:
UK police arrest teen hacker thought to be Cracka, who is allegedly behind CIA and FBI breaches  —  Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'  —  The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
YouTube Acquires BandPage To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools  —  YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash.  So today it announced it's acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists show off and sell concert tickets …
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
Netflix shuttered its last data center in January after a seven-year migration to AWS  —  Netflix Shuts Down Final Bits of Own Data Center Infrastructure  —  It's done and dusted.  Since someday last month, everything Netflix does runs on Amazon Web Services, from streaming video to managing its employee and customer data.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vevo's New, More Personalized Music App Comes To Android & Apple TV  —  In recent months, Vevo has been working to extend its brand from being best-known as the provider of original music videos on YouTube to being a service for music discovery in its own right.
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 …
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:
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 …

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