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February 6, 2012, 6:45 AM

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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
Samsung's Bowl ad claims it can help Apple fanboys break free  —  Many of the deeply affected have been standing in line waiting to see how Samsung would attack Apple in launching the Galaxy Note.  —  So here we were, during the Super Bowl, with Apple fanboys and fangirls lining up in San Francisco.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show  —  Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart.  Sporting and televised events are showing up online with increasing frequency …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google hires a senior director at Apple for a top secret project (exclusive)  —  Google has pulled off a coup by hiring an Apple senior director of product integrity for a secret project, VentureBeat has learned.  —  The recruiting feat is historic since Google has never hired such a senior person away from Apple.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good  —  Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade.  —  The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site's operators decided to shut the site down for good today.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Facebook's Mobility Challenge  —  Lots of people love their cellphones.  Facebook, so far, is not a big fan.  —  Amid the jaw-dropping financial figures the company revealed last week when it filed for a public offering was an interesting admission.  Although more than half …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Why Apple's A5 is so big—and iPhone 4 won't get Siri  —  Why Apple's A5 is so big and the iPhone 4 won't get Siri Noise-reduction technology from a start-up called Audience accounts for the size of the iPhone 4S chip and keeps Siri off the iPhone 4, analyst Linley Gwennap concludes.
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Taiwan smartphone maker HTC sees Q1 revenue falling  —  (Reuters) - HTC was once the standard bearer of the Android phone but that was 2010 — a long time ago in mobile terms.  Now analysts say it faces another weak quarter and an uphill struggle to prove to investors it still retains its innovative touch.

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