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February 11, 2016, 2:10 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Twitter's problem isn't that it stopped growing; it's that people expect it to keep growing  —  Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions  —  Twitter is the world's most important social network.  —  That might sound like the ravings of an addict …
TechCrunch:
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.
More: VentureBeat and CNET
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S packaging will double as VR goggles  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  For the fifth largest cellphone brand in North America — up from 13th as recently as 2014 — Alcatel OneTouch isn't nearly the household name that competitors Huawei and ZTE have become.

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Microsoft:
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Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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