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February 23, 2015, 7:45 PM

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Shimrit Ben-Yair / YouTube Blog:
Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app—available on Google Play and the App Store  —  Like most parents, I love helping my kids learn more about something they're interested in.  For example, right now, I spend a lot of time on YouTube with my 3-year-old son …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Google strikes a deal with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to pre-install Wallet on Android phones, buys some Softcard technology and IP  —  Google Strikes Mobile Payments Deal With Big Wireless Carriers, Buys Softcard Technology  —  Google has inked a distribution deal with the biggest wireless carriers …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release w/ latest Photos app version, new Emoji, more  —  Earlier this month, Apple released the first OS X 10.10.3 pre-release update to testers with a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app called Photos.  Today an updated build is rolling out to testers through the Mac App Store.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Siri learns Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai and Turkish for iOS 8.3 beta 2  —  In addition to Wireless CarPlay, more diverse Emojis, and improved logging in for Google services, iOS 8.3 adds a major new feature: several new languages for Siri.
Will Carty / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter announces that it is backing the FCC's net neutrality proposal  —  Why Twitter faves #NetNeutrality  —  The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to act on a “net neutrality” proposal that will put vital consumer and competitive protections back on the books …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Mac:
New wider color-screen smartwatch appears on Pebble's website  —  We told you last week that Pebble is likely about to announce the next-generation of its smartwatch, featuring a thinner design, a color e-paper-like display, and a revamped OS.  Now, thanks to an image hosted on Pebble's own servers …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in a dozen more apps  —  “What all these applications have in common is that they make people less secure.”  —  The list of software known to use the same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has risen dramatically …
Apple:
Apple to invest €1.7B in new data centres in Ireland and Denmark running on 100% renewable energy  —  Apple to Invest €1.7 Billion in New European Data Centres  —  State-of-the-art facilities in Ireland and Denmark will run on 100 percent renewable energy
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
HP reorgs cloud biz as Marten Mickos cedes key responsibilities  —  Marten Mickos at Structure 2012.  (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger  —  Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com  —  Marten Mickos, the former Eucalyptus CEO who became HP's top cloud guy in September when HP bought Eucalyptus …
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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Behind three-day-old service Magic, which aims to fulfill any request sent via SMS “like magic”  —  We've just reached the logical extreme of the ‘Uber for X’ economy  —  Mike Chen is talking quickly even though he's tired.  Unimaginably tired.

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