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February 22, 2012, 12:30 PM

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Dave Heiner / Microsoft on the Issues:
Google: Please Don't Kill Video on the Web  —  Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Standards & Antitrust Group, Microsoft  —  Earlier today, Microsoft filed a formal competition law complaint with the European Commission (EC) against Motorola Mobility.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse  —  Less than a week after Apple's EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility became publicly known, Microsoft has also filed formal competition charges against MMI with the European Commission.
More: CNET and Reuters
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year's End  —  People who constantly reach into a pocket to check a smartphone for bits of information will soon have another option: a pair of Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
What we learned from the ‘Nightline’ report on Foxconn factories  —  After teasing the story yesterday, Nightline has aired its report from Foxconn's factories on ABC.  In the report, host Bill Weir speaks directly to factory workers as well as their managers.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Factory workers claim Foxconn hid underage employees before FLA inspection  —  Workers at Apple partner Foxconn have alleged that their employer transferred underage employees to other departments or did not schedule them to work overtime in order to avoid discovery during recent inspections …
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Verizon 4G LTE outage hitting parts of the US (Updated)  —  Experiencing some issues downloading those expense reports via your Verizon LTE device this morning?  You're not alone.  We've received reports of data outages in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Peter Corbett / GigaOM:
Facebook plans to release a new premium ads product Feb. 29  —  According to leaked documents, Facebook plans to upgrade its premium ads on February 29.  The company expects the new ads to perform 40 to 8o percent better than its previous product.  —  As the owner of a social creative agency …
Jim Wolf / Reuters:
CIA to software vendors: A revolution is coming  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency told software vendors on Tuesday that it plans to revolutionize the way it does business with them as part of a race to keep up with the blazing pace of technology advances.
More: TechEye
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
San Francisco Or Palo Alto?  —  When I started TechCrunch in 2005 there was no question that Palo Alto was the center of the tech universe.  San Francisco was really pretty and a nice place to see the symphony, but all the startup action was in and around Stanford University in Palo Alto.
Dcurtis / Dustin Curtis:
Google's new “bats**t crazy” UX  —  In a recent update to Gmail and Google+, Google removed the ability to go “home” by clicking the logo.  Kevin Fox, who worked at Google as a designer for many years, had this to say: … I am amazed that Google allowed this change, but not really surprised.
Lukas Mathis / ignorethecode.net:
Please Steal These webOS Features  —  When Apple introduced the first iPad in 2010, I bought one immediately.  I didn't know what I'd use it for, but I was sure that I would find some use for it.  I never did.  I played around with it, wrote some code for it, but eventually stopped using it.
More: Macgasm
Boris Khvostichenko / Google LatLong:
Street View on Google Maps comes to Russia  —  Welcome to Russia!  You can now virtually travel through the world's largest country to the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg using Google Maps Street View.  —  Take an online stroll around famous Red Square and Moscow Kremlin …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Police Raid File-Hosting Site, Arrest Operator and ISP  —  On June 11th last year Europe witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history.  —  An international operation shut down the movie streaming portal Kino.to and police made more than a dozen arrests.
More: BGR and SlashGear
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Storify launches a slick iPad app to open its story-building service to a new audience  —  Storify is today announcing a brand new app for the iPad, bringing its drag and drop curation of Tweets, videos and other web links to the tablet.  The experience looks smooth and carries over the core features of the web app.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G making its way into T-Mobile stores in March for $150  —  We heard about Samsung's Galaxy S Blaze 4G — a device that wins second place for longest name behind the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch — last month at CES, but details were incredibly scarce.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
The Beatles Launch Exclusive Ringtones Through iTunes Store  —  Continuing their close relationship with the iTunes Store following a landmark deal to launch their music in the store in late 2010, The Beatles today announced the release of their first official ringtones, available exclusively through the iTunes Store.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content  —  Quora has fiddled around with its Credits system and unveiled some new features today, making two very notable changes.  The first one is the elimination of the original “Pay to show to Topics” …
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Facebook to Microsoft: P3P is outdated, what else ya got?  —  Summary: Facebook has confirmed it is also bypassing IE's privacy settings.  The social networking giant has told the software giant that P3P is outdated.  As they say on the playground: too bad, so sad.
More: GMSV

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
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Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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