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February 5, 2015, 12:10 PM

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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 …
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) …
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 …
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 later, 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 …
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 …
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.
Bloomberg Business:
BT Agrees to Buy U.K. Wireless Carrier EE for $19 Billion  —  (Bloomberg) — BT Group Plc agreed to buy British mobile carrier EE Ltd. for 12.5 billion pounds ($19 billion) to create a wireless and broadband giant set to shake up the country's telecommunications industry.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint's customer growth returns, but Q3 loss doubles on charges  —  The carrier lost $2.38 billion in the quarter thanks to charges related to its wireline assets and its brand.  —  Sprint is showing faint signs of life.  —  The nation's third-largest wireless carrier …
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].

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