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February 5, 2015, 11:15 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Corinne Gretler / Bloomberg Business:
Swatch to sell smartwatch within 3 months, will support mobile payments, Windows, and Android, will communicate via Internet “without having to be charged”  —  Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete With Apple Watch's Debut  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) …
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Fourteen of 23 top US hospitals have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service  —  Exclusive: Apple's health tech takes early lead among top hospitals  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
13M downloads on, FiftyThree bets on stylus sales as its ‘Paper’ drawing app goes completely free  —  Mobile executive?  Join us February 23-24, for our fifth annual Mobile Summit.  This exclusive gathering brings together the top 180 executives at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito …
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Hackers obtain account information of as many as 80M customers of Anthem, nation's 2nd largest health insurer; medical info not stolen  —  Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second largest health insurance company …
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.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Bill Gates says mobile banking solutions like M-PESA will revolutionize the lives of the poor within 15 years  —  Can mobile banking revolutionize the lives of the poor?  —  We're excited to have Bill Gates as our guest editor in February.  Throughout the month, Bill will be sharing …
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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google adds dynamic mortgage calculator to search results  —  Google's Mortgage Calculator Quick Answer Now Live  —  Google has quietly launched their dynamic mortgage calculator quick direct answer in the search results for variations of queries around [mortgage calculator].
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Seacrest-Backed Keyboard Case Maker Typo Ordered to Pay BlackBerry $860,000  —  A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Typo Products owes BlackBerry more than $860,000 for violating an injunction barring sales of its original iPhone keyboard case.  The contempt finding has to do with BlackBerry's allegations …
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.
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 …
More: FBI, Ars Technica, Forbes and NPR

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