Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Holtzbrinck Ventures trades its stakes in 7 Rocket Internet startups for a direct 2.5% stake in the incubator itself — There we go again: German tech startup incubator Rocket Internet has announced yet another new investor, as its longtime partner in crime Holtzbrinck Ventures is receiving a 2.5% stake.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls — A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook's Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim's expense, a developer contends. — Phone numbers often appear as links on a mobile device.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
This: Why Atlantic Media is funding a social platform for sharing links, one at a time — By now, you might have heard that Atlantic Media's Andrew Golis is incubating a small social network inside the company. Golis came to Atlantic Media as entrepreneur-in-residence a little over a year ago …
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
FDA approves AliveCor's heart arrhythmia-detecting app algorithm — Above: AliveCor's ECG app. — While the step counters and run tracker apps of the world get most of the attention, a growing number of apps in the marketplace are serving serious clinical needs.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Zoosk debuts Photo Verification on iOS to confirm authenticity of profile photos — This Dating Site Is Teaching the Internet an Important Lesson About Anonymity — Online dating site Zoosk is rolling out a new feature that lets users verify the authenticity of profile pictures.