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February 26, 2015, 12:40 PM

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today's vote  —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock  —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock  —  What is the right way to run the internet?  After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Google to Bring Paid Search Results to Google Play Apps  —  Google is bringing one familiar feature of Web search to its Google Play store: Paid search results.  —  The company said it will begin testing what it calls “sponsored” search results within its app store in the coming weeks.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces media event on March 9 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; more Apple Watch details expected  —  ∞ Apple announces media event for March 9  —  Apple announces media event for March 9  —  Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a special event to be held on March 9, 2015.
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Google is working on a Chrome reading mode, try it out  —  Google wants to give your peepers a break.  Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post today on Google Plus (of course).
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Calendar for Android gets 7-day week view, pinch-to-zoom, Drive integration for events, and more  —  Google today updated Google Calendar for Android with a slew of new features and improvements.  You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.
TechCrunch:
Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals  —  United we stand, divided we fall.  So goes the old saying that search and mobile giant Google is now taking to heart in Europe, as it faces off with regulators and rivals in the region.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Source: Google to announce new payments API, Android Pay, at I/O in May  —  Google will launch Android Pay at I/O in May  —  Source tells Ars that the company will revitalize its payments platform with a new API.  —  A source close to the matter told Ars on Wednesday that Google …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's ‘luxury’ Watch Urbane LTE doesn't use Android Wear  —  LG has already pre-announced the Watch Urbane, its “luxury” smartwatch that it's showing off in Barcelona next week, and now even more details have been revealed ahead of Mobile World Congress.  It turns out the Watch Urbane has a second …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
WSJ: YouTube remains unprofitable, breaking even with revenue of $4B in 2014  —  YouTube still doesn't make Google any money  —  YouTube still isn't a profitable business for Google, sources tell The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler.  —  Thanks to a premium ads push last year called …
Toby Wolpe / ZDNet:
Docker publicly launches Machine, Swarm, and Compose tools for orchestrating distributed apps  —  Docker Machine, Swarm, Compose: Now the orchestration tools roll out  —  Summary:Unveiled late last year in Amsterdam, the Docker orchestration services designed to facilitate multi-container distributed apps can now be downloaded.
David Pierce / Wired:
Motorola to launch Moto Maker tool for customizing Moto 360 watches in March  —  A Big Bet On Choice: Motorola Will Soon Let You Build Your Own Smartwatch  —  In March, Motorola will flip on a new version of Moto Maker, the tool it created to let users design a Moto X to their exact specifications.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Notation Capital, a new, “pre-seed” stage firm founded by former Betaworks colleagues Nicholas Chirls and Alex Lines, closes debut fund with $8M  —  New York Pre-Seed Fund Notation Capital Raises $8 Million Fund … A duo that helped develop numerous New York startups …
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Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google Play increases free music storage limit from 20,000 to 50,000 songs  —  You can now store 50,000 songs online with Google Play Music  —  Google just made its Play Music service a bit more appealing, even if you don't use a Google Android phone.  You can now upload 50,000 songs …

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