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February 7, 2015, 2:00 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Facebook acquires 56 acres immediately south of current Menlo Park HQ at an estimated $400M  —  Exclusive: Facebook buys 56 acres in Menlo Park, considers future of the campus  —  Facebook Inc. has already changed how people connect online.  Now it's thinking about transforming the Silicon Valley tech campus.
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Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
Startups and Self-Loathing at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards  —  There was a moment last night — when comedian T.J. Miller (who had called an Uber co-founder's girlfriend “bitch” multiple times) was smashing a TechCrunch piñata as a hundred people walked out of his performance …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
OS X 10.10.3 Puts More Focus on Emoji, Lays Groundwork for Skin Tone Modifiers  —  While the featured addition in yesterday's OS X 10.10.3 developer seed was the new Photos app, Apple is addressing other issues with the forthcoming update, and one of these focus areas is emoji, which is seeing several changes and improvements.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Corning unveils Project Phire, saying it combines the toughness of Gorilla Glass with scratch-resistance close to sapphire  —  Corning fires up new super scratch-resistant glass  —  The glassmaker unveils Project Fire, a new Gorilla Glass-like material that's both extremely tough and scratch-resistant.
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
US court orders Symantec to pay $17M for violating two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures related to its email and Internet protection products  —  U.S. court orders Symantec to pay $17 mln for patent infringement  —  (Reuters) - Symantec Corp, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps for Android update includes Local Guides program, similar to Yelp Elites  —  Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program  —  Google is rolling out a “Local Guides” program in an update to Google Maps - a move that seemingly sees the company taking on …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Galvanize to open massive, 71,000-square-foot ‘tech startup campus’ and coding school in Seattle  —  Good news for Seattle entrepreneurs: Galvanize is opening up a huge new space in Pioneer Square.  The Denver-based company's hybrid model combines tech office space with a programming school, access to investors and mentorship.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chat App Line's Latest Experiment Is A YouTube-Like Video Service  —  Messaging app company Line continues to build out its business beyond its core chat service after it launched a YouTube-like video service in Thailand.  The company, which claims 181 million active users worldwide …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Senators Urge FCC, FTC Investigation Of Supercookies  —  Nelson Says Practice Should Be Opt-in For Consumers  —  Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member on the Senate Commerce Committee, and a handful of other legislators have called on the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Verizon's use of so-called supercookies.

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