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January 23, 2015, 3:08 AM

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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 …
Fortune:
Cover story on the rise of unicorns: 80+ private companies achieve valuations of at least $1B  —  The Age of Unicorns  —  Stewart Butterfield had one objective when he set out to raise money for his startup last fall: a billion dollars or nothing.  If he couldn't reach a $1 billion valuation for Slack …
Avik Das / Reuters:
Underwriter: Box IPO priced at $14 per share, valuing company at $1.67B  —  Box IPO values data storage provider at $1.67 billion  —  (Reuters) - Box Inc's (BOX.N) shares have been priced at $14, an underwriter said, valuing the online data storage provider at about $1.67 billion …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces Office 2016 universal apps for Windows 10 will arrive in the second half of 2015  —  Microsoft announces Office 2016, coming in the second half of 2015  —  At its Windows 10 event yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the touch-optimized version of Office.
John McDermott / Digiday:
Sources: Snapchat's Discover feature will include content created by newly hired media team  —  Inside Snapchat's original media ambitions  —  Snapchat wants to be more than just a distribution channel for other media companies; it's planning on becoming a publisher itself.
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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon: Don't expect us to offer a data rollover plan  —  Verizon CFO Fran Shammo says the carrier won't be following AT&T and T-Mobile's lead.  —  Don't hold your breath for Verizon Wireless to counter AT&T and T-Mobile with a data rollover program.  —  That's according to Verizon Chief …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Facebook enabling advertisers to target people posting on Super Bowl topics in near real time  —  Facebook Packages Own Super Bowl Audience for Ad Dollars  —  Company Will Track Status Updates for Game-Related Keywords  —  2015 Marketing Fact Pack  —  Facebook is creating …
Leon Spencer / ZDNet:
Uber relaunches in Delhi with radio taxi licence  —  Summary:Uber is resuming operations under a radio taxi licence in Delhi six weeks after it was banned in the city when one of its drivers was pulled up on rape charges.  —  Controversial ride-share app developer Uber has relaunched …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Surface devices running Windows RT will not be updated with a full version of Windows 10  —  Microsoft's Windows RT isn't dead...yet  —  The software giant says it's working on an update for the versions of its Surface tablet that used an ARM-based chip.  But it will only have some of the functionality of Windows 10.

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