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February 13, 2015, 12:50 PM

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Pinterest bans all affiliate links, asks power users to monetize in other ways  —  Updated 12:07 a.m. with more details from Pinterest.  —  As Pinterest's monetization plans materialize, the social network is pulling the plug on affiliate networks.  —  Pinterest warned select “power pinners” …
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Mattel partners with Google to build $30 Cardboard VR-based View-Master, for sale in fall  —  View-Master rides Google Cardboard into virtual reality  —  NEW YORK — The iconic View-Master stereoscopic photo viewer you had as a kid is catching up to the digital age.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
iWork for iCloud Beta Apps Now Accessible Without an Apple Device  —  Apple on Thursday made Pages, Numbers and Keynote accessible to users without an Apple device through iCloud Beta.  Starting last night, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access the trio of iWork for iCloud beta apps for free.
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Galaxy S6 could have Microsoft apps Skype, OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Mobile preinstalled  —  Exclusive: Galaxy S6 software will bring some amazing changes  —  Software has always been the Achilles heel for Samsung.  The Korean manufacturer has always been at the forefront of making amazing hardware …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Nike+ FuelBand iPhone app adds HealthKit integration, no longer requires a band  —  Nike today released a long-awaited update to its FuelBand app for iPhone users with the fitness tracking FuelBand wearable adding support for sharing NikeFuel points with Apple's Health app on iOS 8.
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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime  —  Additional login step brings extra layer of protection against hackers for Apple's messaging and video chat, but more can be can be done say experts  —  Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Line@, an enterprise version of Line's Chat app, launches for iOS and Android  —  Line Launches New Chat App To Connect Business And Brands With Consumers  —  Messaging app company Line has released a new service that will allow brands, SMEs and other business users to tap into its platform communicate with customers and consumers.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Promoting “Great Games with No In-App Purchases” on App Store Front Page  —  Apple has started promoting games that don't have any In-App Purchases on the front page of the App Store.  Currently featured in the UK App Store and likely expanding to the U.S. store later today as part …
New York Times:
Lyft in talks to raise about $250M valuing the company at $2B  —  Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Mike Isaac  —  Lyft, the buzzy young ride-hailing service, is currently in talks to raise about $250 million in new financing …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Is Shutting Down Google Helpouts, Its Expert Video Chat Service  —  Updated: Google is shutting down its Google Helpouts service on April 20, 2015, the service's website has now been updated to reflect.  —  Earlier this morning, we noticed the mobile applications for Google Helpouts …

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