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February 20, 2012, 9:10 AM

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Bill Weir / ABCNEWS:
A Trip to The iFactory: ‘Nightline’ Gets an Unprecedented Glimpse Inside Apple's Chinese Core  —  A worker at a Foxconn factory in Shenzen, China, puts the finishing touches on an Apple iPad.  ABC News Nightline's Bill Weir was the first journalist allowed onto the Apple production line in China …
More: The Verge and 9to5MacThanks:@abcnewstech
E.D. Kain / Forbes:
Possible Conflict Of Interest In ABC's Exclusive Access To Apple Chinese Supply Chain  —  In January, the New York Times published a controversial and troubling report about working conditions in FoxConn factories where Apple products are manufactured.  Beneath the smooth exterior of the iPads …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Photo of iPad 3 Logic Board with “A5X” System on a Chip  —  A forum post at Chinese site WeiPhone offers a photo of what is claimed to be the iPad 3's logic board showing an “A5X” system-on-a-chip.  —  Apple is expected to introduce an upgraded processor and graphics package for the iPad 3 …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Move Over Search Box, Google's Home Page Gets A Share Box  —  If you still don't get how much Google is behind ensuring Google+ gets everything it needs to succeed, consider the screenshot below, showing how for the first time ever, Google's home page now lets you do something other than search.
Vinod Khosla / TechCrunch:
The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile  —  Editor's note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.  You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla.  All Khosla Ventures investments, as well as ventures related to Vinod Khosla, are italicized.
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Telegraph:
Facebook hacker jailed for eight months  —  A student who hacked into Facebook has been jailed in the in the “most extensive and grave” case of its kind to come before a British court.  —  Glenn Mangham, 26, admitted infiltrating the social media website from his bedroom at his parents' house between April and May last year.
Reg Gale / Bloomberg:
Transistor Made Using a Single Atom May Help Beat Moore's Law  —  Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) — Scientists have taken a first early step toward escaping the limits of a technological principle called Moore's Law by creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom.
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
Oracle Drops One of Its Patent Claims Against Google  —  Oracle has decided to give up on one of the patent claims it brought against Google in its lawsuit over alleged Java intellectual property violations in the Android mobile OS.  —  Earlier this week, Google asked for permission to file …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Blockbuster Pulling On-Demand Support From TiVo  —  Blockbuster Pulling On-Demand Support From TiVo originally appeared on Zatz Not Funny!  —  It's become clear why TiVo no longer bills their Premiere DVR as the “One Box” given app stagnation and partner defections.  And DISH Network's Blockbuster up next:

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