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February 10, 2015, 10:30 AM

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Prem Ramaswami / The Official Google Blog:
Google adds fact-checked and reviewed health information to Knowledge Graph in search  —  A remedy for your health-related questions: health info in the Knowledge Graph  —  Think of the last time you searched on Google for health information.  Maybe you heard a news story about gluten-free diets …
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Ross Ulbricht's closest confidant at Silk Road, known as Variety Jones, remains elusive  —  Ross Ulbricht Didn't Create Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts.  This Guy Did  —  More than 14 months after his arrest, Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of being the Dread Pirate Roberts …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Deezer brings its lossless Elite music-streaming service to Sonos music systems globally  —  Mobile executive?  VB is hosting our 5th annual Mobile Summit on February 23-24 at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, CA.  See if you qualify here.  —  Music-streaming company Deezer …
Beth McMurtrie / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Many original Thiel fellows say they learned more in fellowship than they would've in college  —  The Rich Man's Dropout Club  —  Whatever happened to the teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter Thiel paid to forgo college?  —  Peter Thiel paid teenagers to forgo college.  Here's how that turned out:
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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 …
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 …
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Samsung rejects TV privacy concerns: we do “not retain voice data or sell it to third parties”  —  Samsung rejects concern over ‘Orwellian’ privacy policy  —  Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung's policy warns
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
IBM and Softbank team up on cognitive computing, Watson to learn Japanese  —  IBM's Watson Turns Japanese and Moves Into Robots  —  IBM and SoftBank Telecom Corporation have agreed to bring the technology behind Watson — the IBM computer that won the television game show “Jeopardy!”  — into Japan.
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
RootMetrics: Verizon, T-Mobile lead in consistently fast 4G  —  Independent mobile network tester RootMetrics has completed its latest round of nationwide speed and reliability tests, and while the best overall performance award goes to Verizon, the speed prize that most tech geeks really care about was a bit of toss-up.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Internet.org And Its Free Mobile Data Services To India  —  Facebook's Internet.org project to provide basic mobile internet services for free just took its biggest step to date after it launched in India.  —  The service, which is run by non-profit organization Internet.org …
Bloomberg Business:
IBM Sues Priceline, Kayak Over Royalties for Late '90s Patents  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — IBM is suing Priceline Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, travel website Kayak and restaurant-reservation tool Opentable, after failing to reach a patent-licensing agreement.

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