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February 5, 2015, 12:50 AM

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Tom Wheeler / Wired:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes Title II based net neutrality rules for wired and wireless networks  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality  —  Federal Communication Commission(FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler waits for a hearing at the FCC December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter Reaches Deal for Tweets in Google Search Results  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.  —  In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google's search results …
TechCrunch:
Microsoft Acquires Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million  —  Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service  —  Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business.  Now it may be ready to try again.  —  Industry executives say Apple is in talks with TV programmers about deals …
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment  —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans all-new Beats-based music service integrated into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV, develops Android app in-house, considers charging $8/month  —  The Next Episode: Apple's plans for Beats-based music service revealed  —  Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music …
Re/code:
Apple Taps Samsung to Manufacture Next iPhone Chip  —  Apple is discovering it's harder to split from Samsung than it would like.  —  The company has used Samsung for all manner of components, though it has been working to reduce reliance on its chief rival.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Health insurer Anthem, formerly called WellPoint, hacked for personal data on 80M customers and employees, did not appear to involve medical info  —  Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second largest health …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Under Armour acquires MyFitnessPal for $475M and Endomondo for $85M  —  Under Armour acquires MyFitnessPal for $475M and Endomondo for $85M  —  Under Armour just announced it has acquired both Endomondo and MyFitnessPal today.  —  The company said the acquisition establishes ownership of the …
Cadie Thompson / CNBC:
Silk Road website founder Ross Ulbricht found guilty on all counts  —  A jury has ruled Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old who founded the black market website Silk Road, guilty on all counts.  —  The FBI arrested Ulbricht in a sting operation in October 2013 accusing him of being the criminal …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Pawn Storm spyware, aimed at Western governments, military, and media, now targeting non-jailbroken iOS devices, has possible links to Russian government  —  Spyware aimed at Western governments, journalists hits iOS devices  —  Alleged Russian gov't malware records audio, screenshots, steals personal data.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Verizon Cuts Most Data Plan Costs by $10 Per Month  —  Verizon on Wednesday announced a series of price cuts, chopping $10 per month off most of its monthly data plans.  —  A monthly shared data plan with 1GB of data will now start at $30 per month, rather than $40, with other rate plans getting a similar cut.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hem, Jason Goldberg's Pivot From Fab, Is Buying Design Business Discipline.eu  —  Hem, the Berlin-based home furnishings company that Jason Goldberg created last year as a pivot out of his flashy-but-challenged e-commerce portal Fab.com, is close to sewing up another acquisition.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
PayPal's retail head Don Kingsborough leaves, says team didn't accomplish as much as it should have  —  PayPal's Retail Chief Don Kingsborough Exits ‘A Little Frustrated’  —  Don Kingsborough, the PayPal executive who spearheaded the online payment giant's move into the physical retail world …
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