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February 16, 2018, 12:05 PM

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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Swiss pharma giant Roche is paying $1.9B to acquire the rest of clinical data platform Flatiron Health, in which it had a 12% stake, valuing Flatiron at $2.1B  —  - Swiss pharma giant Roche is acquiring Flatiron Health, which has an electronic medical record used by physicians treating cancer …
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.
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Google tests 911 call location tech expected to launch this year; RapidSOS says tests got to within 121 feet of callers while carriers averaged 522 feet  —  911 centers often struggle to locate cellphone callers, but new technology from Google could improve the U.S. system
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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, but they 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)
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.

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