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February 21, 2015, 6:30 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Lenovo CTO admits company “flat-out missed” major security flaws resulting from Superfish  —  Lenovo CTO Admits It ‘Messed Up’ Allowing Major Security Hole Onto PCs  —  Lenovo's chief technology officer said Friday that the computer maker erred significantly by preinstalling onto consumer PCs …
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Lenovo has just released an automatic Superfish removal tool  —  The company updated its statement on the bug today  —  Lenovo has released a tool to help users remove Superfish, according to a statement released today by the company.  —  Superfish is an adware program that was pre-installed …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Hands-on with Magic Leap's AR technology, which augments your vision by projecting light into your eyes  —  What It's Like to Try Magic Leap's Take on Virtual Reality  —  A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Postmates Picks Up $35M In Series C From Spark Capital  —  Postmates, the on-demand delivery service that operates in nearly 60 markets, has raised $35 million in Series C exclusively from existing investor Spark Capital, according to our sources.  —  Postmates is a service …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Verizon is laying down 400 tiny cells in SF to boost LTE capacity  —  Photo from Shutterstock/Gang Liu  —  Photo from Shutterstock/Gang Liu  —  In the coming months, workers and visitors along San Francisco's major tech corridors may notice some very big improvement in Verizon's 4G network speeds in some very specific places.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data  —  WASHINGTON — About 800,000 taxpayers who enrolled in insurance policies through HealthCare.gov received erroneous tax information from the government, and were urged on Friday to hold off on filing tax returns until the error could be corrected.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Mobile Search Now Highlights Recent Posts From News Sources  —  When you use Google's mobile search to look for your favorite news sources or more information about a hot news topic, you'll probably notice there's something different about the search results.

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Smartsheet:
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