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Mobile Minutes: LinkedIn’s new apps; Google’s app updates; Apple’s Watch band profits; Data usage in 2014

Google’s Nest unveils new camera, updates to app, alarm
Google Inc.’s Nest Labs rolled out an overhaul of its product line, including new versions for its home-security camera and its smoke alarm, pushing the Web company deeper into technologies for smart homes.
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Exclusive: Apple mines big profits from Watch band
Nearly 20 percent of Apple Watch buyers are not only shelling out hundreds of dollars for the timepiece but are springing for a spare band too, giving the tech giant a profitable second dip into customers’ wallets, according to data provided exclusively to Reuters.
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Mobile users in US ate up 4.1 trillion megabytes of data in 2014
A surge in data usage came mostly from smartphones and tablets, which accounted for 68 percent of all mobile devices used on wireless networks, according to an industry trade group.
Read more on CNET