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January 12, 2013, 4:10 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Blocks Java 7 on OS X to Address Widespread Security Threat  —  As noted by ZDNet, a major security vulnerability in Java 7 has been discovered, with the vulnerability currently being exploited in the wild by malicious parties.  In response to threat, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security …
Anne Cai / MIT's The Tech:
Aaron Swartz commits suicide  —  Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday, Jan. 11, according to his uncle, Michael Wolf, in a comment to The Tech.  Swartz was 26.  —  “The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true,” …
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Fred Wilson hints that Twitter is profitable  —  Hints that Twitter might be profitable could fuel IPO talk.  (Fred Tanneau/ AFP/Getty Images)  —  Thursday night, I responded to a tweet by Howard Lindzon, chief executive and co-founder of Stocktwits, about newspapers and Twitter.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @joshelman and @fredwilsonThanks:@nextnewsroom
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Next-Generation iPad and iPad Mini Rumored for March Launch  —  Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White today released a new report highlighting some of his observations from this week's CES in Las Vegas, noting that “checks” at the show suggest that Apple is looking to launch …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
The less expensive iPhone  —  Rumors of a less expensive iPhone, in one form or another, certainly aren't new.  Rumors follow want.  We want iPhones, the less expensive iPhones are the more of them we can have, and the more often we can have them.  We know that.  Analysts know that.
More: Mashable!Tweets: @matt_walton
Geneva Sands / Hillicon Valley:
Google's Schmidt was a ‘rock star’ in North Korea, Richardson says  —  Richardson and Schmidt recently returned from a controversial trip to North Korea that was criticized by the State Department.  One of the goals of their visit was to encourage the spread of Internet access in the insular country.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Verizon's “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled  —  In 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI).  —  The parties agreed to implement a system through which subscribers are warned …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft preps for the coming Office 365 refresh  —  Summary: Microsoft is planning a major refresh of its Office 365 cloud-hosted business apps, possibly later this month.  Here's what it's telling partners to expect with the coming roll-out.  —  Microsoft officials still have yet …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
It Looks Like SV Angel Just Raised Another $30 Million  —  According to an SEC filing, Silicon Valley investor SV Angel has raised a new round of funding for a fund titled, SV Angel-III Growth P.  —  As we reported in August, SV Angel filed another document with the SEC that indicated …
More: Reuters
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
Polaris's Dogpatch Labs Evolving in Boston, Dublin, Closing in NY, Palo Alto  —  Big changes are afoot in Polaris Ventures' network of startup incubators, known as Dogpatch Labs.  The short story: Dogpatch in Cambridge, MA, is moving from its current office, subleased from Microsoft …
Daniel Perez / Ubergizmo:
China Policy Demands New Residences Have Fiber Optic Connections  —  While the U.S. plays catch up with the rest of the world with its broadband speeds, other countries are continuing to make a harder push for its people to enjoy broadband Internet connections.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals  —  Y Combinator company Glassmap, a location-aware app that was big back in the day (last year), has just announced that is has been acquired by Groupon.  A representative from Groupon has confirmed to TechCrunch …
More: Glassmap, AllThingsD and SocialTimesTweets: @hunterwalk
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Imgur, Reddit's Favorite Photo Hosting Site, Now Serves Up Over 3.6B Pageviews To 56M Visitors Per Month  —  There aren't very many bootstrapped startups that can claim the kind of stats that the popular image-sharing service Imgur, which won the Best Bootstrapped Crunchies award last year, can claim.

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