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January 13, 2013, 10:30 PM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
MIT Responds to Death of Activist Aaron Swartz, Begins Internal Investigation  —  Two days after Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued a public response and will launch an internal investigation looking …
Remember Aaron Swartz:
Official Statement from the family and partner of Aaron Swartz  —  Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment.  We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.  —  Aaron's insatiable curiosity, creativity …
Alex Stamos / Unhandled Exception:
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
What Facebook Should Be Building  —  Facebook has a big launch event on Tuesday.  Here are nine things I think it may be working on, or at least should be.  We've heard tips that some of these are already in development and may be released soon, while the rest could fill big holes in Facebook.
Tweets: @stevekovach and @joshconstineThanks:@alexia
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Samsung: How the Korean firm got to be the biggest tech company in the world  —  Consider the phablet.  Back in 2011, when Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Note—a 5.3-inch smartphone that was big enough to be a minitablet, hence the ugly portmanteau—the world's tech pundits couldn't stifle their giggles.
More: TechCrunchTweets: @om
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Oracle ships Java 7 Update 11 with vulnerability fixes, increased security level for Java applets  —  After announcing a fix was coming just yesterday, Oracle on Sunday released Java 7 Update 11 to address the recently disclosed security vulnerability.  If you use Java, you can download …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's partners fly the Windows 8 flag, but the future is Surface  —  How long can the old guard shoulder the weight?  —  Microsoft might not have been at CES this year, but its partners and OEMs were out in full force.  A quiet showing from Redmond at a time when the company is trying …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Design Rivals Technology in Importance  —  Last year, at Apple's event to announce the iPad Mini, I was wandering around the gadget petting zoo the company sets up after each product unveiling.  As I turned a corner, I bumped into Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, who immediately wanted to show me something.
Tweets: @naveen and @nickbilton
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viggle Isn't Buying GetGlue, After All  —  Last fall social TV company Viggle announced that it was buying competitor GetGlue in a deal that could have been worth $70 million or more.  —  But that deal never closed, and tonight GetGlue says that it never will.  —  A blog post by GetGlue founder Alex Iskold doesn't say much.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Nokia's Low-End Asha Is Outselling Lumia Two to One  —  Earlier this week, Nokia pre-announced its financials for the fourth quarter of 2012, telling investors to prepare for better than expected results.  The big reasons for the upside surprise: The strong performance of Nokia's Devices …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
WSJ: Demand For The iPhone Is Weak And Apple's Cutting Orders  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight what just about every analyst has already said: Apple is cutting iPhone parts orders.  —  The Journal's explanation for the cuts is pretty simple: “Apple has cut its component orders …

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