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February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM

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William Herkewitz / Popular Mechanics:
MyShake Android app uses your phone's accelerometer to detect earthquakes and automatically warn scientists  —  With “MyShake” App, Your Phone Feels Earthquakes and Automatically Warns Scientists  —  And MyShake won't kill your battery life, either.  —  Your newest app hums away …
M. Mitchell Waldrop / Nature:
Semiconductor industry roadmap to abandon pursuit of Moore's law for the first time as computing becomes increasingly mobile  —  The chips are down for Moore's law  —  The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law.  Now things could get a lot more interesting.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Immersion files a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over 3D Touch, Force Touch, Taptic Engine and other haptic feedback technologies  —  Haptic Feedback Company Immersion Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple  —  Immersion, a company that develops and licenses haptic touch …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Coinbase throws support behind Bitcoin Classic as Bitcoin community faces schism over block size issue  —  The Schism Over Bitcoin Is How Bitcoin Is Supposed to Work  —  The bitcoin community can't even agree on whether it's breaking up.  —  Last month, Mike Hearn—an ex-Googler …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Study: investors in unicorns received senior liquidation preferences in 42% of Q4 2015 rounds, up from 15% in previous two quarters  —  Doomed-i-corns: Unicorns Seemingly Reach a Tipping Point  —  This morning, the law firm Fenwick & West published new findings about all the U.S.-based unicorn financings …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
4-inch iPhone 5se & iPad Air 3 planned to go on sale March 18th  —  Apple is currently on target to start selling its next iPhone and iPad models the same week that the new products are introduced in March.  Apple is currently planning to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Tumblr gets a dedicated ad sales team again, after integration with Yahoo ad sales failed  —  Yahoo is ditching a plan that caused turmoil within Tumblr  —  Yahoo's challenges have been in the investor spotlight for months — now signs of turmoil are becoming visible at its Tumblr group.
More: The Next WebTweets: @brosandproseThanks:@mattrosoff
Jennifer Miller / New York Times:
Some real estate firms aim to improve efficiency and remove stress from house-hunting by using virtual reality to showcase properties  —  A New Dimension in Home Buying: Virtual Reality  —  The goggles were strapped to my face like a scuba mask.  Only instead of fish, a studio apartment was wavering in my field of vision.
More: tech.coTweets: @mgsiegler
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Congress passes bill permanently barring state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet  —  Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet …

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