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January 21, 2013, 9:15 PM

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry 10 OS walkthrough, BlackBerry Z10 pricing  —  With BlackBerry 10′s official launch just around the corner, we happened upon a few photos of the final gold master version of the operating system running on a BlackBerry Z10 handset.  Well, thanks to a close source at BlackBerry …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google makes Microsoft sweat over Sync cutoff, but Windows Phone will get DAV support  —  A curious twist in the ongoing ecosystems war  —  Google's decision to drop Exchange ActiveSync support, a protocol used to sync Gmail calendar, contacts, and mail items on mobile devices, left Microsoft surprised and disappointed.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Searching for Relevance: Yahoo Aiming to Be the “Google of Content”  —  Earlier today in Germany, new Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro pretty much told a crowd at the DLD conference in Munich that the portal — which he is now responsible for helping run — needs a drastic overhaul.
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Megabad: A quick look at the state of Mega's encryption  —  Puzzling design choices and potential holes make the service a mixed bag.  —  The news this past weekend was all Mega, Mega, Mega.  We've covered the launch of the new “cyber locker” service (and I swear that's the last time I'll ever use …
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Victims of Revenge Porn Mount Class Action Suit Against GoDaddy and Texxxan.com  —  Ms. Toups being filmed for a video news segment about her experience with revenge porn.  (Photo: Instagram/h0lliewood)  —  “I don't think that society really realizes how rampant it is,” Sarah …
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Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Samsung exec confirms 8-inch Galaxy Note coming to MWC  —  The internet has been quietly discussing the possibility of an 8-inch Galaxy Note for a while now, but nothing appeared at CES.  However, these rumors might've just been waiting for the right time to become a reality …
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
PayPal: ‘Aggressive changes’ coming to frozen funds policy  —  PayPal's overzealous fraud filters have frustrated customers for years, with an inscrutable verification process that leaves some battling for months to get access to their money.  —  The eBay ( EBAY, Fortune 500) …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway  —  Google last week announced its first two ‘hackathon’ events for Google Glass developers, and the company is aiming to make its wearable glasses technology something that can be used by anyone at any place.

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