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February 10, 2015, 4:25 PM

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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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yelp Buys Delivery Network Eat24 For $134M To Ramp Up In Food Operations  —  Another acquisition for Yelp that will take the local listings company even deeper into commerce and food-related services.  It's gobbling up Eat24, a U.S. food delivery business that competes with GrubHub …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
US forming Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center to collate intelligence against cyberattacks  —  New agency to sniff out threats in cyberspace  —  The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission …
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
JetBlue to accept Apple Pay on select flights to buy food, drinks, amenities, and upgrades  —  Apple Pay takes to the skies via JetBlue  —  NEW YORK — Apple Pay is poised to take off — quite literally.  —  Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay …
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 …
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Hitachi acquires Pentaho for between $500M and $600M to bolster data-analysis software tools  —  Hitachi to Buy Pentaho to Bolster Data-Analysis Software Tools  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Hitachi Ltd.'s enterprise-technology unit plans to acquire data-management company Pentaho Corp …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Flipboard launches on web, signs ad revenue sharing deals with publishers including National Geographic and Fast Company  —  Flipboard swims against the tide by launching a website  —  If there's one word that sums up where most media entities are focused for the future, it's “mobile” …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
File hosting service RapidShare to shut down after March 31st  —  File-Sharing Icon RapidShare Shuts Down  —  Founded in 2002, Swiss-based RapidShare was one of the first and most popular one-click file-hosting services on the Internet.  —  Like most sites of this nature …
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.
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
VESA publishes eDP 1.4a standard, supporting devices with 8K displays  —  Here come the 8K smartphones and laptops.  —  VESA, the standards body responsible for such luminary technologies as DisplayPort and the omnipresent VESA monitor mount, has published the specification for version 1.4a of Embedded DisplayPort (eDP).
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Newest Tool Lets Anyone Host Giveaways Online  —  Amazon announced a new self-service tool this morning that allows customers to host giveaways on its website.  Anyone is eligible to run these sorts of promotions on the platform, though in Amazon's case, the feature will likely attract authors …
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dish's Sling TV to add AMC, which carries “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead”, to $20 basic package  —  Don Draper and Zombies Come to Web TV: In a Surprising Move, Dish's Sling TV Adds AMC  —  Dish's Sling TV, the low-cost cable-TV-on-the-Web experiment …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Borro Gets $19M From Rocket Internet, OurCrowd To Expand Its Online Pawnshop For Luxury Goods  —  Borro, the U.S. and UK-based online platform that people borrow money and put up luxury items as collateral, is today announcing $19 million in new funding led by strategic investments from Israel's OurCrowd and Berlin's Rocket Internet.

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