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February 25, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Gemalto:
Gemalto confirms probable hack by NSA and GCHQ, but says there was no massive theft of SIM encryption keys, only a breach of its office network  —  Gemalto presents the findings of its investigations into the alleged hacking of SIM card encryption keys by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple told to pay $532.9M to Smartflash LLC for patent infringement in iTunes, will appeal  —  Apple Told by Jury to Pay $532.9 Million in Gaming Patent Trial  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was told to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury said the company's iTunes software …
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Source: Top-end 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 priced at $1,189, curved model facing supply constraints  —  Source: Curved Samsung Galaxy S6 will suffer from yield issues at launch  —  One of Samsung's carrier partners gives Ars Technica the skinny.  —  According to a source …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Lenovo.com has been hacked, possibly by Lizard Squad  —  Lenovo.com has been hacked.  Starting at 4PM ET, users visiting the site saw a slideshow of disaffected youths, set to the song “Breaking Free” from High School Musical.  At 4:17, the site seemed to have reverted to its normal self …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Since Snowden leaks, China has dropped Cisco, Apple, McAfee, and others for government purchases  —  Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases  —  (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Lytro Cuts Jobs, Raises $50M in Shift Toward Virtual Reality and Video  —  Workers at Lytro got a mixed bag of news on Wednesday, with the photography startup telling employees both that it has raised a further $50 million, but also that it intends to cut a significant chunk of its workforce.
Niall Kennedy / The Twitter Blog:
The official Twitter plugin for WordPress is here  —  Today, we're releasing an official Twitter plugin for WordPress that bundles Twitter features and functionality into an installable package for sites powered by WordPress.  —  WordPress software powers millions of sites around the web …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Android for Work shapes up with new enterprise program launch  —  Summary:Google is partnering with a number of tech giants, from device makers to network infrastructure providers to management app makers to launch the Android for Work platform.  —  Following up Inbox's expansion …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Motorola's new Moto E has LTE and a bigger screen for just $149  —  Motorola teased an announcement in the form a hand-delivered package last week, and sure enough, today the company delivered a box with a new Moto E. The second-generation Moto E is still Motorola's most affordable smartphone in its lineup …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Salesforce Q4 sales and earnings in line; stock up about 9% in after-hours on raised guidance  —  Salesforce.com's stock soars to all-time high after it posts a good quarter and CEO vows to double revenue  —  Salesforce.com just reported its quarterly earnings and it hit both revenue and profit expectations on the money.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Garage incubator delivers new Windows Phone, Android productivity apps  —  Summary:Microsoft has made a handful of new, free experimental productivity apps for Windows Phone and Android available for download from its Garage incubator.  —  In October 2014, Microsoft announced …

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