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January 22, 2013, 5:10 AM

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Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Former Microsoft executive says CEO Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is not the right leader for the world's largest software company but holds his grip on it by systematically forcing out any rising manager who challenges …
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 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak  —  Technically speaking, the iPhone 5 is already jailbroken.  You're just not allowed to have it yet.  The reason for this is because one of the bugs that contributes to a functional jailbreak is so good, that the hackers who discovered …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
A Casualty on the Battlefield of Amazon's Partisan Book Reviews  —  Reviews on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.  —  In the biggest, most overt and most successful of these campaigns, a group of Michael Jackson fans used Facebook …
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Andrew Auernheimer / TechCrunch:
iPad Hack Statement Of Responsibility  —  Editor's note: Andrew Auernheimer, also known by his pseudonym weev, is an American grey hat hacker and self-described Internet troll.  Follow him on Twitter @rabite.  —  In June of 2010 there was an AT&T webserver on the open Internet.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google integrates Google+ profiles into its company jobs board, adding one-click applications and more  —  Google has updated its company jobs board with support for Google+ profiles, allowing users to see more relevant search results, star jobs they want to return to later on and receive curated email updates.
Wall Street Journal:
Inside H-P's Missed Chance To Avoid a Disastrous Deal  —  Days before Hewlett-Packard Co. dived into an $11 billion software deal it almost instantly regretted, it missed a chance to back away.  —  During a call with an H-P delegation, outside auditors for British software maker Autonomy Corp. mentioned …
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 …
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.
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) …

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