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February 27, 2015, 1:25 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Google pays $25M for top level domain .app, the most expensive TLD ever sold  —  Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire ‘.app’ web domain  —  Google just paid $25 million for exclusive rights to the “.app” top-level web domain.  —  Google decided to apply for new top-level domains …
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 …
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.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Facebook adds custom entry to gender selection list, with free-form field for those who don't identify with pre-set options  —  Facebook stops defining gender for its users  —  Last year Facebook took a socially responsible step forward when it allowed users to choose from preset custom genders like “cisgender” or “transgender.”

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