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February 11, 2015, 4:50 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 …
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 …
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” …
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.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung to release two versions of 5.1" Galaxy flagship, one with a 3-sided display next month  —  Samsung Said to Plan 3-Sided Screen in New Galaxy Smartphone  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Prezi Launches Nutshell, An App To Turn Photos Into ‘Mini-Movies’  —  Prezi's online presentation software already offers a popular alternative to creating otherwise tedious and visually uninspiring PowerPoint presentations, but now it seems the startup wants in on the consumer ‘video’ sharing trend.
Sophie Sassard / Reuters:
French Internet of Things startup Sigfox raises $113M from Telefonica, NTT Docomo, and more  —  Exclusive: France's Sigfox taps Telefonica, GDF Suez to raise $113 million - sources  —  (Reuters) - French start-up Sigfox has raised 100 million euros ($112.80 million) from seven heavy-weight investors …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google I/O 2015 to be held May 28-29 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, registration begins March 17  —  Mark your calendars: Google I/O 2015 is happening May 28-29, 2015 at Moscone Center West  —  Google has today announced the dates for this year's Google I/O developers' conference …
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 …
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Scribd expands its ebook library to include comic books  —  The subscription service has partnered with more than 10 comic book publishers  —  Scribd will expand its library to include comic books today.  The ebook subscription service just announced it has acquired more than 10,000 comic books …
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Jive Software Names Elisa Steele Permanent CEO  —  Elisa Steele, the former chief marketing officer of Skype, has been named CEO of Jive Software after holding the position on an interim basis for about three months, the company said today.  —  The move, which is not entirely a surprise …
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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