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February 8, 2016, 3:45 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Instagram launches account switching on iOS and Android  —  Facebook-owned Instagram today announced that starting this week, users will be able to switch accounts when using the app on Android and iOS.  The feature will be available in version 7.15 of the app, and it allows people to have as many as five accounts logged in at once.
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
India bans zero-rated internet services, including Facebook's Free Basics, for infringing on the principles of net neutrality  —  India's Telecom Authorities Have Ruled Against Facebook's Controversial Free Internet Plan  —  “Who could possibly be against this?”  Zuckerberg asked.
Steve Ragan / CSO:
Hackers leak names and contact details of over 9K DHS staff, claim DOJ is next  —  Hackers leak DHS staff directory, claim DOJ is next  —  Staff directory contains details on over 9,000 employees  —  On Sunday, an account on Twitter posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory with 9,355 names.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
The Pirate Bay, other torrent sites add support for Torrents Time plugin allowing you to stream movies and TV shows from your browser  —  The Pirate Bay now uses Torrents Time to let you stream all its movies and TV shows  —  On Tuesday, a new simple solution for streaming torrents directly in your browser showed up on the Web.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Google to release Gear VR-like headset this year compatible with a broad range of smartphones, embed VR technology into Android OS  —  Google pushes further into world of virtual reality  —  Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support …
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
Wired to start offering ad-free version of its website for $3.99 a month from Feb 16, will block visitors using ad blockers  —  Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers  —  Readers can pay $3.99 for a four-week subscription to a version of its site without advertising.
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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hashtags included in 45% of Super Bowl ads; Facebook or Twitter mentioned in only 5% of ads  —  Hashtags In Super Bowl Ads Dropped Slightly To 45% In 2016  —  As with last year, social networks were rarely mentioned, with Twitter and Facebook tied in our count.
Microsoft:
Microsoft's machine learning accelerator kicks off batch 3  —  Meet 10 innovative startups transforming the future with machine learning technologies.
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Bill Gurley / Above the Crowd:
Behance founder, early-stage investor and advisor Scott Belsky is now a general partner at Benchmark  —  Benchmark's New General Partner: Scott Belsky  —  The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft's machine learning accelerator kicks off batch 3  —  Meet 10 innovative startups transforming the future with machine learning technologies.
iQ by Intel:
LARPing for Social Good: The Power of Live Action Role Play  —  Fantasy entertainment once considered only for children has evolved into a social tool for diversity.  LARPing inspires empathy and understanding for gender identity and oppression issues.
Zoho:
Essential funnels to analyze your sales and marketing data  —  In our previous posts on sales analytics (Sales Pipeline Optimization through Stage History Analysis & The Essential Sales Analytics Reports …
Worldpay:
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
Igloo:
How an Igloo intranet helped one company onboard new employees in just a third of the usual time  —  An interview with Sonia Husband, Digital Marketing Manager at ActiveHealth Management.
 

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