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January 31, 2013, 9:25 PM

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Chinese hackers infiltrate The New York Times, Wall Street Journal  —  In the months just before and since The New York Times published an investigation of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao's family, hackers have been “infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees,” the paper reports.
Bloomberg:
Apple TV Said to Start Carrying HBO App Later This Year  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in negotiations to start carrying Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-2013, according to two people familiar with the plans.  —  Cable and satellite subscribers who pay for HBO …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Go Is Coming to Apple TV.  Why Isn't Everything Coming to Apple TV?  —  As Bloomberg reports, sometime this year Apple TV users will be able to watch HBO shows — if they're already subscribing to HBO via a pay cable provider.  —  In other words, HBO will port its popular HBO Go app to Apple TV …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
‘The Facebook Card’ takes the social network's Gifts initiative offline  —  Hot on the heels of its fourth quarter earnings report yesterday afternoon, Facebook has announced The Facebook Card, a new part of its online Gifts platform intended to be yet another revenue stream for the social network.
Facebook Newsroom:
Introducing the Facebook Card, a New Type of Gift Card  —  Beginning today, people can give their friends gifts to Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Sephora, and Target all on one reusable gift card from Facebook.  —  Here's how it works:  —  First, select a gift for your friend from the Gift Cards & Digital category.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Pirates beware: Kim Dotcom's Mega isn't the safe haven he says it is  —  Abandon all hope, ye who enter here  —  Kim Dotcom — the infamous, indefatigable internet entrepreneur with an unidentifiable European cadence and the bravado of a Bond villain — is back in our lives.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to discontinue Mac Pro in Europe March 1st over new regulatory standards  —  Apple will stop selling its current Mac Pro professional desktop computer in Europe on March 1st, according to our sources.  —  While the Mac Pro has been seen as an Apple product nearing discontinuation …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET loses CES awards following Dish Hopper controversy; DVR named ‘Best In Show’  —  The Hopper with Sling will be named co-winner of ‘Best In Show’ alongside official CNET choice the Razer Edge  —  The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a press release awarding the Dish Hopper …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Microsoft Surface sales well below shipments, says iSuppli  —  Microsoft's Surface RT sales weren't big, at least not initially, according to the market research firm.  —  Sales of Microsoft's first Surface tablet fell well short of the 1 million mark, while return rates were high, IHS iSuppli told CNET.
Zak Islam / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Nokia Receives $1.35 Billion Grant to Develop the “Strongest Material Ever Tested”  —  Graphene is a class 2D structure measuring just one atom thick.  —  Nokia has received a $1.35 billion grant to develop the strongest material to ever.  —  Graphene is a class 2D structure measuring just one atom thick.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google to add a new Notification Center to Chrome, paving the way for Google Now integration  —  Chromium, the open source web browser project that shares much of the same code and features as Google Chrome, has been updated for Windows to include a new notification center.
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
Sony Is Teasing a PlayStation-Related Event for February  —  Sony is holding a mystery event in February, teasing fans with a Playstation-related video posted on its blog.  —  The tagline is “see the future.”  Naturally there are no additional details, but we do know that Sony is reportedly working …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns  —  Google hit the European Commission's deadline of January 31 to provide a substantive response to antitrust concerns — but just barely.  —  The company submitted a proposal regarding what it is willing to settle earlier today …
More: CNET, ZDNet and ITworld.com
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Modern.IE To Help Developers Test Their Web Apps For Legacy And Modern Versions Of IE  —  Even though Microsoft itself would prefer to change this, many users still rely on older versions of Internet Explorer.  For developers, this means spending hours on testing their web apps …
Wall Street Journal:
Small Firms Say LinkedIn Works, Twitter Doesn't  —  Six out of 10 small-business owners say they believe social-media tools are valuable to their company's growth—but most aren't impressed by Twitter Inc.  —  Just 3% of 835 business owners surveyed earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Temple Run 2 becomes fastest growing mobile game with 50M downloads in under 2 weeks  —  After previously announcing 20 million downloads in just four days for its new Temple Run 2 title, developer Imangi Studios announced today that the game has now become the fastest growing mobile game ever …
Erin Geiger Smith / Reuters:
Microsoft sued over search-related patents  —  (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed on Thursday alleges Microsoft Corp has been infringing patents that allow Internet search engines to most effectively place advertisements.  —  I/P Engine Inc said in the suit filed in Manhattan federal court …

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