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February 12, 2015, 3:10 PM

Top News

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Pinterest and Apple launch App Pins to let you discover and download apps without leaving Pinterest; Apple launches curated App Store board  —  Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest  —  There are more than 1.4 million mobile applications in Apple's App Store.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook lets users set a legacy contact, who will be able to manage their accounts in a limited way when they pass away  —  Facebook Heir?  Time to Choose Who Manages Your Account When You Die  —  The social network now lets you designate a ‘legacy contact’ for your digital afterlife
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Pinterest Is Working on a Plan to Introduce a ‘Buy’ Button as Soon as This Year  —  Move over, Pinning.  Here comes buying.  —  Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking service, is laying the groundwork for an e-commerce offering with a “Buy” button that could launch in as little as three to six months, according to multiple sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 for phones preview now available to download for select Lumia devices  —  Windows 10 for phones preview now available to download  —  We've seen Windows 10 on PC and tablets, and now it's time to preview Microsoft's latest operating system on phones.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
ESPN consolidates SportsCenter iPhone app and ScoreCenter iPad app into single ESPN iOS app as part of brand-wide makeover  —  ESPN is getting a brand-wide makeover, starting with its iOS app  —  Up until now, ESPN has had two separate apps on iOS for news and scores, one designed for iPhone …
Lauren Goode / Re/code:
Fitbit responds to complaints that its latest fitness trackers cause skin irritation, advises affected users to “take a break from the device”  —  Fitbit Advises Rash Sufferers to Take a Break from Wearing the Wearable  —  Fitbit has already been through a recall.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Dell is launching a new Chromebook 11 alongside a $299 Windows-based counterpart  —  Dell's education-focused Chromebook 11 was surprisingly one of the best Chromebooks we've ever used, even though it was notoriously difficult to actually purchase for much of last year.
Facebook:
Facebook will show live relevance scores for ads based on expected feedback from target audience to help advertisers improve ad effectiveness  —  Showing Relevance Scores for Ads on Facebook  —  On Facebook, we try to show people the ads that are most pertinent to them.

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