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February 26, 2015, 9:05 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:
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon mocks FCC ruling with Morse code response dated 1934, despite using Title II to its benefit  —  Verizon issues furious response to FCC, in Morse code, dated 1934  —  Verizon wants 1st Amendment right to edit the Web, but rules from 1934 are too old.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google makes mobile-friendliness a ranking signal, ranks apps with indexed deep links higher  —  Google Makes “Mobile-Friendliness” A Ranking Signal Worldwide, Boosts Indexed Apps In Search Results  —  Google today announced two notable changes that will affect the rankings of search results …
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 …
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 …
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.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Vurb is a mobile search engine that helps you get things done without jumping between apps  —  Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts.
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.

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