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February 20, 2012, 9:00 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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Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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