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February 14, 2017, 10:20 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Eddy Cue says “Planet of the Apps” reality show will premiere this spring exclusively on Apple Music and will also have its own dedicated app  —  At the Code Media conference this evening, Apple's Eddy Cue sat down alongside Ben Silverman for an interview.
Bloomberg:
Sources: large payouts awarded to veteran members of Google's self-driving unit in 2015 preceded a talent exodus  —  ‘F-you money’ awarded to veteran team members boosted parent Alphabet's R&D costs, prompting comment from the company's CFO  —  For the past year, Google's car project …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile adds HD video and 10GB of high-speed tethering to its unlimited plan in response to Verizon's new unlimited plan  —  HD video and 10GB of high-speed tethering starting Friday  —  It's been only a day since Verizon resurrected its unlimited data plan, and the company's competitors …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists, which can be public, private, or shared with a link  —  Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends.
Wall Street Journal:
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest adds automatic door detection and animated push notifications for subscribers  —  Nest has updated its mobile app with additional features designed specifically for subscribers of its Aware program.  On Monday, the Google-owned company announced that automatic door detection …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform  —  IBM's Watson has ingested more than 1 million security documents and been tested by about 40 customers in a bid to make the cognitive technology a sidekick to cybersecurity analysts.  —  IBM said Watson will be at the core …
Blair Hanley Frank / PCWorld:
Amazon launches Chime, a video teleconferencing service for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, available for businesses in three pricing tiers  —  Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services.
Song Su-hyun / The Korea Heald:
Sources: Samsung Display won an Apple order for 60M OLED panels, worth about $4.35B, adding to a deal struck last April to supply 100M OLED panels  —  Samsung Display has received a display panel order from Apple for an additional 5 trillion won ($4.35 billion) in organic light-emitting diodes.
Brett Williams / Mashable:
Dubai to introduce EHang autonomous one-person taxi drones by July 2017; drone can fly about 31 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of about 100 mph  —  If you make it to Dubai this summer, you might have the chance to catch a brand new type of self-driving vehicle.  One that flies.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
How Amazon is using Seattle as a testing ground for its experiments in bricks-and-mortar retailing  —  SEATTLE — On a busy stretch of road in this city's Ballard neighborhood, a curious new grocery store is taking shape — and so begins another effort by Amazon to use the residents of its hometown as guinea pigs.

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