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February 10, 2015, 12:40 AM

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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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8.4 to be released after Apple Watch starts shipping, possibly with redesigned Beats-based music service  —  Apple working on iOS 8.4 update, may include new music service  —  In addition to working on iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, and iOS 9.0, Apple is working on yet another update to iOS 8: iOS 8.4.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay, improved Google login, new Emojis, China Apple Pay  —  Earlier today, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.3 build to developers alongside Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2.  Readers have discovered that the new operating system brings a new wireless CarPlay feature to the iPhone.
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.
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.
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Apple CEO to speak at White House cyber summit  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak at the White House cybersecurity summit this Friday at Stanford University, according to an invitation to the event.  —  The White House is expected to reveal its next executive action on cybersecurity at the summit …
Ian King / Bloomberg Business:
China Fines Qualcomm $975 Million, Sets Patent Licensing Rates  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Chinese regulators fined Qualcomm Inc. $975 million and set licensing rates for its mobile-phone chip technology after finding the U.S. company guilty of antitrust violations.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Among America's top 50 philanthopists, tech industry figures gave 47% of total donations in 2014  —  Young Tech Donors Take Leading Role in Philanthropy 50  —  America's 50 most generous donors increased their giving by 27.5 percent last year—powered in large part by a $1.5-billion gift …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft, Samsung settle contract dispute over Android patent payments  —  Summary:Microsoft and Samsung have settled an Android patent-licensing-related contract dispute, Microsoft officials say, while offering no specific about the terms.  —  Microsoft and Samsung have settled …
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Hong Kong's MyCoin Bitcoin exchange disappears with up to $387M, Ponzi scheme suspected  —  Hong Kong's MyCoin Disappears With Up To $387 Million, Reports Claim  —  Reports are emerging from Hong Kong that local bitcoin exchange MyCoin has shut its doors, taking with it possibly as much as HK$3bn ($386.9m) in investor funds.
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung creates independent team to work on VR, drones, robots, 3D printing, unmanned vehicles  —  Samsung establishes product innovation team  —  Samsung Electronics has established a team to work on hi-tech innovative business projects, officials said Monday.
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Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth  —  Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world.  —  When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn.  Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest's printable list of directions, navigation routes were overlaid on top of the map itself.

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