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Facebook allows custom gender identities, African governments use drones, Comcast and Time Warner Cable merge, and more.

Sara Roncero-Menendez
Sara Roncero-Menendez on February 14, 2014.

Facebook no longer forces users into the gender binary, allowing for custom options on profile. The Verge

Bots of all kinds make up over 60% of Internet traffic. Mashable

Apple may be planning a new set-top-box with content from Time Warner Cable. The Verge

Car-sharing services are responsible for 500,000 less car sells in 2013. VentureBeat

Instagram logs 15 times more engagement from its user than Facebook. Luxury Daily

Steam introduces a new tagging system with user-inputted custom tags. Joystiq

Marriott’s loyalty members can now checkout via smartphone at all of its U.S. hotels. Skift

Comcast and Time Warner Cable agreed to a multibillion dollar merger. VentureBeat

Apple claims to use ‘conflict-free’ metals in its products. Mashable

African governments are using drones as an alternative to a fully equipped air force. Wired UK

Rizvi Traverse to lead $250 million investment in Jawbone at $3.3 billion valuation. Re/code

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