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February 9, 2015, 3:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus after years of feature additions  —  Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9's standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Sling TV opens the floodgates, accepts sign-ups without invites  —  Credit: Janko Roettgers / Gigaom  —  Credit: Janko Roettgers / Gigaom  —  Sling TV, the online TV streaming service from Dish Networks, is now available to everyone: The service ended its invitation-only soft launch late Sunday night …
Netflix:
Netflix starts offering service in Cuba for $7.99 a month  —  Netflix Is Available in Cuba  —  Cubans Will Gain Access to A Broad Range of Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-up Comedy Specials and TV Shows Starting At $7.99  —  Los Gatos, California, February 9, 2015 …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits; 650M Users by 2018, Says Canaccord  —  Canaccord Genuity's Mike Walkley this morning raises his price target on shares of Apple (AAPL) to $145 from $135, writing that his review of market data suggests continued strength for the iPhone 6 upgrade cycle.
Carl / OnePlus Blog:
OnePlus will sell One without invites for 24 hours every Tuesday starting at midnight PT  —  OnePlus One Open Sales, every Tuesday  —  We've been shipping the OnePlus One for half a year, and nowadays we're bumping into lots of people using it when we're out and about.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
LinkedIn, American Airlines, and other major developers begin to adopt Apple's Swift, report improved productivity and fewer errors  —  Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo  —  Apple's new Swift programming language …
Jill Daly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Teen charged with murder after posting selfie with victim's body to Snapchat  —  Jeannette 16-year-old faces murder charge in teen's shooting death  —  Although officials have not described a motive in the shooting death of a Jeannette teen Wednesday, the young man charged with murder …
Jeremy Kessel / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter transparency report: in the last 6 months, government requests for user account information and content removal were up 40% and 84% respectively  —  Three years of increased #transparency ... and counting  —  Since we launched our first transparency report back in 2012 …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Qualcomm nears $1 billion deal resolving China antitrust dispute - source  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is likely to pay China a record fine of around $1 billion, ending a 14-month government investigation into anti-competitive practices, after the U.S. chipmaker and the regulator …
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews:
Google Chrome to ditch SPDY — implementing HTTP/2  —  The web is unnecessarily complicated.  Competing web browsers support differing technologies and standards, leading to varying performance and compatibility issues.  The problem is, it may be naïve to think there are truly open standards.

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