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January 2, 2013, 2:15 PM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple is partnering with Broadcom to bring super-fast 802.11ac networking to upcoming Macs  —  While it's believed that Apple's 2013 Mac lineup will feature the same designs as their late-2012 counterparts, they are set to include a range of updated internal features and hardware.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Vehicle rental giant Avis acquires car sharing company Zipcar for $500 million  —  Happy New Year, and welcome to the ongoing rise of the sharing economy.  —  Vehicle rental services company Avis Budget Group (Avis) today announced that it has agreed to acquire car sharing network Zipcar …
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Samsung Loses Bid to Seal Sales Data in Apple Dispute  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) lost a bid to keep sales data of some of its products sealed in a U.S. patent dispute with Apple Inc.  —  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose yesterday denied Samsung's request to keep …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Tumblr: David Karp's $800 Million Art Project  —  David Karp is in the midst of a rite of passage that seems universal for the young tycoons of the Internet's social era: He's buying himself a proper swank pad.  And like Mark Zuckerberg's luxe but dowdy $6 million manse in Palo Alto …
Wall Street Journal:
Intel's Push Into Web TV Hits Delays  —  Intel Corp.'s effort to develop an Internet-based TV service and associated hardware is taking longer than expected, people familiar with the company's plans say, in part due to delays in reaching content agreements with media companies.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Developers begin seeing new Apple iPhone hardware and iOS 7 in usage logs  —  Currently under development, traces of Apple's new iPhone and iOS software have begun surfacing in app usage logs.  Developers have contacted The Next Web to share references to a new iPhone identifier …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Putting 2012 To Bed  —  I'm typing this on my phone as our plane is starting to descend into the NY metro area.  We will land at JFK within the hour.  —  I've wanted to write a year end post for days.  I actually wrote one and stored it as a draft.  But it comes across as a whiny complaint about the s**tty year that 2012 was.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Walt Mossberg Look Ahead to 2013 - Talk Gets Cheaper, TV Gets Smarter  —  Personal technology never stops changing.  Some new products and services are game changers, like Apple's iPhone and iPad.  Others are clever twists or refinements, like each successive version of Google's Android platform, which gets better and better.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Court dismisses Apple's false advertising claims against Amazon in use of ‘App Store’ name  —  In September, Amazon asked a California court to dismiss Apple's 2011 lawsuit against the company regarding the “App Store” trademark.  Today, Bloomberg reports via a tweet that the court has dismissed …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Apple to play wearable computer game, says analyst  —  Summary: Could an Apple wrist watch ultimately replace the iPhone?  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster makes the case.  —  Apple is expected to plunge into the wearable computer game ala Google's Project Glass with a wrist watch …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple says Do Not Disturb scheduling bug will correct itself automatically after January 7, 2013  —  In a support article on its website, Apple has acknowledged that a bug is keeping iOS devices' Do Not Disturb feature active past its scheduled time.  It says that the bug will automatically correct itself after January 7, 2013.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Tobii REX brings Gaze eye-tracking tech to any Windows 8 machine  —  Tobii may not be a household brand name yet, but that doesn't make the company's eye-tracking technology any less impressive.  At last year's CES we got an opportunity to preview Gaze UI, an interface that allowed us to navigate …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple May Have Tapped Taiwan's TSMC For A6X Processor Production  —  Apple is looking to shift production of its mobile device processors to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company sooner rather than later, according to Taiwan-based newspaper The Commercial Times (via AppAdvice).

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