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February 11, 2015, 10:40 AM

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Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung to release two versions of 5.1" Galaxy flagship with all-metal bodies, 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 …
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:
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Samsung TVs start inserting ads into your movies  —  Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads?  Think again: A number of owners of Samsung's smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads …
Sharon Bernstein / Reuters:
iPhone kill switch reduced thefts by 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York city, and 50% in London  —  Smartphone theft drops in London, two U.S. cities as anti-theft ‘kill switches’ installed  —  (Reuters) - Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web  —  A new search engine being developed by Darpa aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity.  —  The project, dubbed Memex …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
FBI tries to prevent disclosure of information about use of fake “stingray” cell towers by local police  —  FBI really doesn't want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops  —  Memo: cops must tell FBI about all public records requests on fake cell towers.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Display to invest $3.6 billion in new OLED production line  —  The company logo is displayed at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Display, a subsidiary of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Security researcher publishes 10M unredacted usernames with passwords despite risk of FBI raid  —  Fearing an FBI raid, researcher publishes 10 million passwords/usernames  —  Move could advance password research—and test prosecutors' tolerance for leaks.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Court backs NSA on internet spying as Obama ducks call for reform  —  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.  —  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks …
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 …
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 …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Dell extends its ProSupport Plus predictive monitoring service to laptops, desktops, and tablets  —  Dell launches ProSupport Plus for tablets, PCs  —  Summary:Dell is extending its ProSupport Plus effort from data centers to laptops, desktops and tablets.
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.
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.
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 …

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