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February 5, 2016, 12:45 PM

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Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
LinkedIn plunges 40% in early trading, erases $10B in market cap  —  LinkedIn shares plummet 20% on lower guidance  —  CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports a disappointing cut in guidance at LinkedIn.  —  Shares of LinkedIn plunged as much as 40 percent at the market open Friday …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to update iPhone trade-in program to give credit for units with damaged displays, will offer screen protector installation  —  Apple launching new broken iPhone upgrade, screen protector installation programs  —  Apple is gearing up to launch a pair of new retail initiatives centered around …
Miles Brignall / Guardian:
“Error 53” fury mounts: iPhone 6 users claim iOS 9 installation bricks phones with Touch ID sensors repaired by third parties  —  ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6  —  housands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding …
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Nintendo's Quality of Life sleep tracking device, planned for release in March, shelved indefinitely  —  Nintendo Puts Its Sleep-Tracking Gizmo on Hold Indefinitely  —  Nintendo will sleep on its so-called “quality of life” health tracking device, it said this week.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat  —  The takeout shakeout continues apace.  Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
AltspaceVR, an app that allows multiple users to meet in virtual spaces, launches on Gear VR  —  AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR  —  Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it's a pretty isolating platform.  Visually, people experiencing VR certainly …
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Epic's Unreal Editor now allows game developers to create environments through a VR headset  —  The Unreal Engine now lets you build games inside virtual reality  —  Epic's Unreal Engine has supported making virtual reality games for some time.  Now, it supports making games in virtual reality too.
Rob Lewis / Techvibes Global News:
Visa opens up its global payments network to developers with launch of Visa Developer  —  Visa Opens its Global Network with Launch of Visa Developer  —  Today in San Francisco Visa announced the launch of Visa Developer, a milestone that transforms the world's largest retail payments network …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business:
General Catalyst Raises $845 Million Venture Fund  —  Firm announces eighth fund, bringing total to $3.75 billion  —  General Catalyst has invested in Airbnb, Stripe, Snapchat  —  General Catalyst Partners, a backer of technology startups such as Snapchat Inc. and Stripe Inc. …

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