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February 11, 2015, 1:10 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Tim Cook talks about Apple Watch, international growth, commitment to privacy, and more in a wide-ranging Goldman Sachs interview  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaking Live at 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology Conference  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple partners with First Solar to build a $850M 130 megawatt solar farm in CA, to produce enough power for new headquarters and all retail stores in the state  —  Apple will partner with First Solar on $850M California solar farm  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the solar farm will produce enough power …
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” …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Search Whiz Udi Manber Leaves Google  —  Google veteran Udi Manber, a computer scientist best known for his work on search, has left the company to join the National Institutes of Health.  —  “I had a wonderful nine years at Google and YouTube, but I could not resist the amazing opportunities at NIH …
Mark Prigg / Daily Mail:
Google-owned Boston Dynamics shows off Spot, its newest, electrically powered robo-dog  —  Here, Spot!  Google reveals smaller version of its robo-dog that can walk, trot and climb up steps - even when KICKED  —  Google has already shown off several robo-dogs, including one which has even taken part in military trials.
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese hackers reprogrammed Forbes “Thought of the Day” widget to attack readers' computers using zero day exploits in Flash and Internet Explorer  —  Forbes Website Used to Hack Readers  —  Users of Microsoft 's flagship Internet browser who visited Forbes.com …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tom Dawson / AndroidHeadlines.com:
Sony announces mid-range 5-inch Xperia E4 with quad-core 1.3 Ghz MediaTek CPU, 2 day battery life, expected later this year for around $150  —  Sony's Xperia E4 is a Mid-Ranger with Two-Day Battery Life  —  Sony's first device launch of 2015 is here and no, it's no Xperia Z4.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Google confirms it put $900M into SpaceX's $1B round  —  Google's SpaceX deal cost it $900 million.  —  It's been three weeks since SpaceX confirmed its $1 billion funding round led by Google and Fidelity.  At the time, SpaceX said, “Google and Fidelity will collectively own just under 10% of the company.”
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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 …

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