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February 26, 2015, 4:15 PM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC enforces net neutrality, voting to regulate broadband providers as common carriers under Title II and ban paid fast lanes  —  FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II  —  Internet providers are now common carriers, and they're ready to sue.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FCC overrules state laws to help cities build out municipal broadband  —  Before it tackles net neutrality, the FCC is setting a major precedent for municipal broadband: it's just voted to preempt state laws that were preventing two cities from building out their own locally run broadband networks.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
AT&T, Verizon, Obama, lobbyists, advocates, and others react to net neutrality ruling  —  Obama, AT&T, Verizon, Netflix and more react to the FCC's historic net neutrality vote  —  The FCC has just made history by placing broadband under Title II regulation in an attempt to permanently safeguard net neutrality.
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.
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Interview with Sundar Pichai on Android, Play ads, Google+, Apple, China, and more  —  Exclusive: Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty  —  If it works, do it again.  And again.  —  That's Sundar Pichai's approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around …
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.
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.
Mike Allen / Politico:
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs  —  Jay Carney to Amazon  —  Mike Allen's Politico Playbook will report: “Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon on Monday as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs.
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Deep-linking startup Branch Metrics raises $15M Series A led by New Enterprise Associates  —  Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million to Scale Deep-Linking Technology  —  Private investors are continuing to plow cash into deep-linking startups, with Branch Metrics Inc. becoming the latest …
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).
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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.
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.
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.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
EFF unearths evidence of possible Superfish-style attacks in the wild  —  Crypto-busting apps may been exploited against visitors of Google and dozens more.  —  It's starting to look like Superfish and other software containing the same HTTPS-breaking code library may have posed more than a merely theoretical danger to Internet users.
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Mobile news app startup Circa launches fully featured responsive website  —  WHY CIRCA'S BRINGING NEWS FROM SMARTPHONES TO... YOUR WORK COMPUTER?  —  Mobile news app Circa is gearing up for a big change: They're jumping to the web.  A new responsive web homepage was officially unveiled …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Disqus relaunches to turn your comments into a Reddit-like social network  —  Disqus, which makes a popular website plug-in for hosting comments at the end of articles you read on the internet, relaunched its homepage today as a full-fledged social network.  Log in to your Disqus account …
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 …

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