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February 16, 2018, 9:45 AM

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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Clinical data platform Flatiron Health to be acquired by Swiss pharma giant Roche for $1.9B at a total valuation of $2.1B  —  - Swiss pharma giant Roche is acquiring Flatiron Health, which has an electronic medical record used by physicians treating cancer, then analyzes the information to come up with better treatments.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
After signing a licensing deal with Getty, Google Image Search removes View Image button; Search by Image button also removed but still works through search bar  —  Google has removed the View Image button and the Search by Image feature when viewing an individual image within Google Image Search.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Coinbase says it will issue refunds after an issue with its payment processor led to some users being repeatedly charged for purchases  —  ‘I am FREAKING OUT’  —  A growing number of Coinbase customers are complaining that the cryptocurrency exchange withdrew unauthorized money out of their accounts.
Evan Niu / Motley Fool:
Strategy Analytics: Apple captured 51% of Q4 global smartphone revenue, Samsung captured 15.7%, Huawei captured 7%, all others 26.2%  —  The iPhone maker grabbed over half of all global smartphone revenue last quarter.  —  Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone unit sales may have come up slightly short …
Mike Prospero / Tom's Guide:
Sonos One speakers also leave marks on unprotected wood surfaces, marks appear to fade over time; Sonos says it is investigating  —  The HomePod isn't the only smart speaker that can damage your furniture.  —  White rings caused by the Apple HomePod (left) and the Sonos One (right)
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple says fix is coming for iOS and macOS bug that blocks access to apps like Messages, Messenger, WhatsApp if user gets message with specific Indian character  —  Here we go again  —  Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn't starting so well either.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Gaming Facebook's new algorithm, which lifts friends' content with many comments, led to horrid video sitting atop friends' News Feed for 12 days  —  Last Saturday — 12 days ago now — I shared a cringeworthy video on Facebook: a 6-minute clip of a twentysomething white woman showing off her small …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Chartbeat: AMP traffic to publishers increased 100% since 2017 as mobile dominates traffic growth; Parse.ly data shows Facebook referral traffic fell to 25.3%  —  According to new data from Chartbeat, the vast majority of traffic growth publishers are seeing from platforms is now coming from Google AMP …
Monica Chin / Mashable:
Latest Windows 10 Insider build has “Ultimate Performance” power mode, which Microsoft says builds on “High Performance” mode by removing more micro-latencies  —  Microsoft is adding a new enhanced power mode to Windows 10 Pro for users who need to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their computer.

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