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February 3, 2013, 11:20 AM

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David Gelernter / Wired:
The End of the Web, Computers, and Search as We Know It  —  People ask what the next web will be like, but there won't be a next web.  —  The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream.  It's already happening, and it all began with the lifestream …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Got Hacked.  Expect More Companies to Follow.  —  The last week of tech headlines reads like some sort of cybersecurity end of days scenario.  The New York Times hacked.  The Wall Street Journal hacked.  The Washington Post hacked.  —  And finally on Friday, Twitter …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Super Bowl plans to handle 30,000 Wi-Fi users at once—and sniff out “rogue devices”  —  Where the Super Bowl—and a gigantic Wi-Fi network—awaits 73,000 fans.  —  Superdome.com  —  When 73,208 fans file into the New Orleans Superdome for the Super Bowl on Sunday, they'll have to follow the usual rules …
George Dvorsky / io9:
New $1.6 billion supercomputer project will attempt to simulate the human brain  —  In what is the largest and most significant effort to re-create the human brain to date, an international group of researchers has secured $1.6 billion to fund the incredibly ambitious Human Brain Project.
More: Engadget
Tony Romm / Politico:
House puts Spotify on mute  —  Spotify apparently hit a wrong note with the House's Internet overlords, who recently blocked the chamber's Web users from listening to the famed music-streaming service.  —  While Spotify isn't a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster …
Wall Street Journal:
Sycamore Networks: From $45 Billion to Zilch  —  There was a time when Sycamore Networks Inc. was the next big thing—a leader in the race to direct digital traffic across the Internet.  —  This is not that time.  On Friday, Sycamore all but went out of business.
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
The Big Money Behind Hit Game Minecraft  —  It takes 3,000 employees for Zynga —the largest social-gaming company in the world—to generate some $200 million in annual cash flow.  —  From an office in Stockholm, a largely unknown company brought in about half that sum.  Its employee count: 29.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Ramps Up News Discovery Battle Against Apps Like Flipboard With “Articles Related To”  —  Rather than trust your friends and favorite Pages to post interesting stuff, Facebook is taking news discovery into its own hands with “Articles Related To...”.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple  —  Tenthbit, the Y Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: The company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK-based rival mobile app …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
InfoArmy Retreats After Crowdsourced Research Business Goes Through The Floor.  All Reports Now Free  —  InfoArmy — a startup built on the “Data 2.0″ concept of crowdsourced competitive intelligence — has today sent out a letter, printed in full below, to its researchers informing …

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