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January 22, 2015, 8:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple targets Watch battery life of 2.5 hours heavy use and 3.5 hours standard use; pure standby battery life likely to be 2-3 days; CPU said to be A5-caliber  —  Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside  —  Although Apple has said that the Apple Watch …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
J.Crew CEO Millard Drexler is retiring from Apple's Board of Directors; no replacement named  —  Apple Director Millard Drexler to retire, replacement yet to be named  —  In a filing for shareholders today, Apple announced that Millard Drexler, a member of the eight-person Board of Directors, is retiring from the Board.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Kim Dotcom Launches Skype Competitor MegaChat  —  Kim Dotcom, the infamous entrepreneur behind Megaupload, has released his latest product.  Currently in beta, MegaChat is a browser-based encrypted video calling and file-sharing platform that is being positioned as a Skype competitor.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
In addition to Project Spartan, Windows 10 will include Internet Explorer for enterprise sites  —  After unveiling its new Project Spartan browser for Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft today offered more details.  The company confirmed that Windows 10 will also include Internet Explorer for enterprise sites …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Journalist and Anonymous advocate Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison on charges stemming from Stratfor hack  —  Barrett Brown has been sentenced to 63 months in prison  —  After years of legal battles, Barrett Brown's legal saga has finally come to a close.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Twitter launches Bing translation of tweets on iOS, Android, and web  —  Twitter Officially Rolls Out Bing Translation  —  Tweets in users' non-native languages will automatically trigger translations.  After being reintroduced on TweetDeck earlier this month, the feature has been added to iOS, Android and Twitter.com.
Jason Parker / CNET:
Apple's Logic Pro X 10.1 adds new sounds and popular musical genres  —  Apple updated Logic Pro X to 10.1 today, adding new features, new drummer profiles and more tools for easier music creation.  The launch of Logic Pro X last year brought with it a redesigned interface and tons of new tools …
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Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Spotify updates iOS app with Touch Preview, a quick way to sample and discover music using gestures  —  Spotify unveils Touch Preview, a beautiful new music discovery tool  —  An audible solution for a visual problem  —  Last year was a busy one for Spotify.  It hit 10 million paid subscribers.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
In-flight Wi-Fi is getting slower, less reliable, and more expensive as demand increases  —  The Sorry State of In-Flight Wi-Fi  —  35,000 FEET, SOMEWHERE OVER THE MIDWEST — I've finally found something on commercial flights that's worse than airplane food: the Wi-Fi.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
Ravello raises $28M round led by Qualcomm and SanDisk Ventures for nested cloud virtualization  —  Ravello Funding Hits $54M for Nested Cloud Virtualization  —  Ravello Systems announced on Jan. 20 that it has raised $28 million, bringing its total funding to date to $54 million.

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