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January 29, 2013, 2:15 PM

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Apple:
Apple Increases iPad with Retina Display to 128GB  —  Offers Twice the Storage Capacity to Create & Enjoy Even More Incredible Content  —  CUPERTINO, CaliforniaJanuary 29, 2013Apple® today announced a 128GB* version of the fourth generation iPad® with Retina® display.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Microsoft Office 2013, Office 365 Home Premium available now; 365 for business coming later  —  Until now, we've known almost all there is to know about Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365: we got hands-on with the new features last summer, and the company has even confirmed pricing.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring  —  A New Revenue Model For TV Networks and Video Producers  —  A new chapter in online video is about to begin.  YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
OpenTable Devours FoodSpotting for $10 Million in Cash  —  OpenTable has acquired Foodspotting, the popular photo-sharing application for restaurants.  —  The online reservations company said it paid about $10 million in cash for the company, making it a pretty good deal for the startup …
9to5Mac:
Is this the back of Apple's redesigned fifth-generation iPad?  —  Over the past few months, multiple rumors have pointed to Apple's fifth-generation iPad being in development with a design akin to the recently launched iPad mini.  That design would likely feature the black & slate/white …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google once again selling the Nexus 4 in the US, Germany, more locations to come soon (update)  —  Though the Nexus 4 has been missing from the Google Play Store for weeks now, Google has confirmed to us today that it is now offering it for sale in Germany, with plans to sell it in other countries in the near future.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
500px photography app returns to App Store with 17+ rating after ‘pornography’ removal  —  One week after it was unceremoniously booted from Apple's iOS App Store, 500px has returned.  The app is once again available for both iPhone and iPad after it was pulled down last Monday.
Wayne Chang / Crashlytics Blog:
Crashlytics is joining forces with Twitter  —  What an incredible journey this past year has been — today, we're excited to announce: we're merging with Twitter to take our platform to an entirely new level!  —  Our Product  —  We started Crashlytics a little over a year ago to address a huge hole in mobile app development.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Google Giving Grant Worth $1M To Fund Free Raspberry Pi For 15,000 U.K. Schoolkids (Updated)  —  Google's philanthropic arm, Google Giving, has awarded a grant to the U.K.'s Raspberry Pi Foundation to fund 15,000 U.K. schoolchildren to get their very own Raspberry Pi micro computer to learn to code.
Reuters:
Insight: Apple's grip on carriers, suppliers loosens  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's shareholders have been hit by one of the bloodiest weeks in the history of the stock, but wider fallout from such weakness might more important to the long-term value of their investments.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Antigua's Legal “Pirate Site” Authorized by the World Trade Organization  —  Last week we broke the news that the island nation Antigua and Barbuda wants to start a Government run “pirate” site.  —  Today, this plan came a step closer to reality when the Caribbean country received authorization …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Justice Department asks FCC to put Sprint-Softbank on hold  —  The Justice Department is raising security concerns over the Sprint-Softbank deal, and has asked the FCC to defer any action on the deal until it and other government agencies complete their review.
More: CNET, Engadget and The Verge
AJ Kohn / Blind Five Year Old:
Google's evil plan is simple and not so evil.  —  Don't Be Evil  —  Any successful company is going to draw criticism.  Google probably gets more of it than others because of their 'Don't Be Evil' motto.  Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
She Speaks!  Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein Comes Clean  —  Last August, TechCrunch broke the story of Shirley Hornstein, a Photoshopping fabricator who ingratiated herself into Silicon Valley circles by name-dropping non-existent connections.  Her behavior eventually prompted Founders Fund …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
BlackBerry Z10 available on January 30th in the UK?  —  RIM let us know months ago that BlackBerry 10's coming out party would be this Wednesday in New York City, but we haven't known when the heavily-leaked BlackBerry Z10, the first device to run the company's new operating system, would be going on sale.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Qihoo Double Blow as iOS Apps Banned by Apple, China Warns of Anti-Competitive Practices  —  One of China's top web companies, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU), has been hit with a significant double blow.  First, it was given an official warning about unfair competition with its desktop products; then …

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