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February 13, 2017, 1:40 PM

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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.
Gabriel Snyder / Wired:
Inside NYT's digital transformation: luring subscribers via Beta Group's vertical apps, a Facebook chatbot, live video, VR, and more on top of strong journalism  —  Arthur Gregg Sulzberger doesn't remember the first time he visited the family business.  He was young, he says, no older than 6 …
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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Verizon launches “unlimited” plan at $80/mo. for one device or $45/mo. per device for four lines, with 10GB of 4G LTE tethering; throttling starts at 22GB/line  —  Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011.  Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Former members of Google News team remember how Google News accepted sites while mitigating spam and rejecting or de-ranking unreliable and biased sources  —  For the small team maintaining one of the world's most popular news sites, the job was straightforward: weed out liars and scammers.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Tim Cook says augmented reality is ‘a big idea like the smartphone’  —  Like TV, AR is becoming an Apple passion project  —  It's no secret that Apple's culture of secrecy forbids even the most powerful at the company from spilling details about upcoming products.
Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica:
Analysis of Wikipedia comments shows that under half of personal attacks in 2015 were made anonymously; 30% came from registered users with 100+ contributions  —  New study of Wikipedia comments reveals most attackers aren't anonymous.  —  We've all heard anecdotes about trolling on Wikipedia …
Lauren Smiley / Backchannel:
How an increasing number of Silicon Valley employees are trying to organize political resistance against Trump  —  Silicon Valley employees are emerging as a potent group of anti-Trump activists.  Can they make a difference?  —  The morning after Trump's immigration ban, Jessica Alter was jogging by San Francisco's Crissy Field.
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