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February 14, 2017, 5:05 AM

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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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts  —  Disney said it was severing ties with Felix Kjellberg, a top star with 53 million subscribers to his “PewDiePie” YouTube channel, after he posted videos in which he makes anti-Semitic jokes or imagery.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is in talks with record labels about licensing their music, focusing on how to prevent copyright violations in user-generated videos  —  Social network seeks accord for user videos, and possibly more  —  Music clips could lure ads away from $70 billion TV industry
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Apple joins the Wireless Power Consortium, which promotes the Qi wireless charging standard  —  Long-running rumors that Apple will add wireless charging to the iPhone 8 have been lent additional weight with the news that the company has joined an industry group devoted to wireless power.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yik Yak's lead mobile developer publishes group messaging app Hive to App Store and Google Play, possibly signalling pivot for the company  —  Yak to the drawing board  —  In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track.
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