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February 17, 2015, 4:20 PM

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Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Orders More Than 5 Million Watches for Initial Run  —  Apple has asked its suppliers in Asia to make a combined five to six million units of its three Apple Watch models during the first quarter ahead of the product's release in April, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
WSJ: Apple struggled to find purpose for Apple Watch after many planned health features were cut  —  The Wall Street Journal revealed tonight that many of the planned health features that Apple intended to include in its first-generation wearable were cut from the final product.
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Office mobile and web apps now support more third-party cloud storage services, including iCloud and Box  —  New cloud storage integration for Office  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.  —  We want Office to be the preferred …
Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft announces its cloud services are compliant with ISO 27018, a new international standard for privacy  —  Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard  —  Today marks a major milestone, as Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the world's first international standard for cloud privacy.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Case study: Twitter sends less than 2% of tweet impressions back to a linked website  —  The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting  —  At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy.  A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
BlackBerry claims Ryan Seacrest's Typo 2 keyboard infringes patents and trade dress in another lawsuit  —  BlackBerry Dials Up Second Lawsuit Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo (Exclusive)  —  The smartphone maker says the Typo 2 product infringes its patents and trade dress.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Sony opens pre-orders for SmartEyeglass Developer Edition in the UK and Germany; $840 device ships in March  —  Sony Announces Pre-Orders Of SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, Starting Today In The UK And Germany For $840  —  Sony slipped the official SmartEyeglass app into the Play Store yesterday …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Edged Out Samsung As China's Top Smartphone Vendor In 2014, Says IDC  —  Xiaomi has taken the top spot in China's smartphone market away from Samsung, says a new report by research firm IDC.  —  Thanks to strong year-over-year growth in Q4 2014 smartphone shipments …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
With IPO on Hold, Gilt Groupe Raises $50 Million Investment  —  Gilt Groupe just got some breathing room.  —  The online retailer, which sells fashion apparel at discount prices in so-called flash sales, has raised a new investment of around $50 million, multiple sources told Re/code.
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