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February 15, 2016, 3:25 PM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung starts pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices, beginning with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today  —  Samsung starts Android Marshmallow update with Galaxy S6 today  —  Samsung is pushing the latest version of Google's Android operating system to its mobile devices from February 15th.
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Mattel's $40 Google Cardboard-compatible VR View-Master 2.0, coming this fall, fixes many problems of the original  —  The VR View-Master 2.0 Will Be the Best Google Cardboard You Can Buy  —  Last year Mattel completely re-invented the View-Master by turning it into what eventually became …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Tidal Tops U.S. App Store After Landing Exclusive Rights To Kanye West's New Album  —  After scoring exclusive streaming rights to Kanye West's new album, The Life of Pablo, Tidal has taken over the number one spot on the U.S. App Store. … The album, which went live yesterday …
John Kell / Fortune:
Mattel's ThingMaker, a 3D-printer and app enabling kids to make toys, is available for pre-order on Amazon for $299, will ship this fall  —  Mattel Is Using 3D Printing to Resurrect An Old Hit  —  Mattel kicked off New York Toy Fair with a big announcement: the world's largest toy maker …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Facebook and Google dominate digital advertising, and why other tech companies struggle  —  The Reality of Missing Out  —  When it comes to ad-supported services, pundits everywhere are fond of the adage “If you're not the customer you're the product”.
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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 …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
VCs interviewed at Upfront Summit concerned by cooling markets and troubled unicorns, but look to the down market to propel startups with strong business models  —  ‘The Great Reset’: Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear  —  If the terrible headlines and stock prices …
Anthony Noto / New York Business Journal:
Web.com to acquire SMB digital marketing firm Yodle for $342M  —  Yodle agrees to $342M takeover offer from Web.com  —  New York-based Yodle Inc. has been toying with the idea of an initial public offering for almost two years.  Today, it opted for M&A instead.
Ben Rosen / BuzzFeed:
How one teen and her friends use Snapchat, replying to 40 snaps in under a minute, getting scores of 100K+ in 45 days, burning tens of gigabytes of data a month  —  My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens” … TRENDING  —  I'm 29 years old, and I've been on Snapchat for about a year now.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal raises $200M round led by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan  —  Snapdeal Raises $200M More To Fuel Up For India's Ongoing E-Commerce Battle  —  Snapdeal, India's second largest e-commerce site, has pulled in $200 million in new funding via an investment led …

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