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February 4, 2013, 4:15 PM

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Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Game Over: Twitter Mentioned In 50% Of Super Bowl Commercials, Facebook Only 8%, Google+ Shut Out  —  The Baltimore Ravens just beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII in a game that came down to the final seconds.  But online, the social network showdown belonged to Twitter …
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks  —  Julie Jacobson/AP - A Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle is seen on display at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 9.  Super WiFi networks would allow for a driverless car to talk to another car a mile away.
Paul Smith / Financial Review:
Nokia chief suggests Windows tablets on the way  —  Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop has given the clearest indication yet that the Finnish mobile phone stalwart will soon make its assault on the booming tablet computer market, and a windows-based device is the most likely starting point.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
“Evasi0n” Overloads Servers As Over 270,000 People Download The New Jailbreak For iOS 6.0/6.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5  —  Jailbreaking has returned, and already servers are overloaded.  Today, a group of iOS hackers styling themselves as the Evad3rs team has released a usable jailbreak for the iPhone 5 …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Businessweek:
Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door  —  Taking the podium in the State Department's Ben Franklin Room one last time on Thursday before stepping down, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked lots of people, offered reminiscences, and announced a flurry of last-minute initiatives.
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private  —  Dell Inc. on Monday was close to finishing a $23 billion deal to take itself private at between $13.50 and $13.75 a share, said people familiar with the matter, in a buyout that marks an unofficial end to the era when a handful of young entrepreneurs made PCs the dominant computing device.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google and Mozilla show off video chat between Chrome and Firefox thanks to WebRTC support  —  Google and Mozilla on Monday showed off how they teamed up to make their respective browsers talk to each other with the addition of WebRTC support.  While the technology hasn't yet been added …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
BlackBerry Z10 Off to a Strong Start in U.K.  —  A frame from the BlackBerry Z10 Superbowl ad.  —  We are still in the very early days of Research In Motion's attempted rebirth, so it's impossible to make even a reasonably accurate call on its prospects.  But some early sales data suggests …
Tomio Geron / Forbes:
FreedomPop Plans ‘LTE Clip’ To Give Free LTE To iPad, Android Tablets  —  FreedomPop, the free Wi-Fi company that is looking to disrupt the ISP and broadband markets, is now planning to get into tablets.  —  The startup plans to release a new addition to its product line: a FreedomPop …
Steven Singer / Associated Press:
Amazon to collect Conn. sales tax, ending dispute  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amazon has agreed to collect Connecticut's sales tax, ending a dispute over the tax that the online retailer had refused to charge its customers, state officials and the company said Monday.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
California court finds for Apple in credit card privacy suit  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc and other online retailers did not break California law by requiring consumers to provide their address and phone numbers as a condition of accepting credit card payments, the state's high court ruled on Monday.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
In conversation with Microsoft's Tami Reller: Inside the soul of Windows 8  —  TNW was fortunate to sit with Tami Reller, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Windows to discuss Windows 8′s progress, OEM position, and future last week.  This post is divided into short topical segments.
Min-Jeong Lee / Digits:
Samsung Buys Stake in ‘S-Pen’ Collaborator  —  Samsung Electronics has acquired a 5% stake in stylus maker Wacom Co. of Japan, a deal that could herald upgraded digital pens for its popular line of smartphones.  —  Wacom worked with Samsung to create the “S Pen” that comes with Samsung's Galaxy Note.
More: ZDNet and The RegisterThanks:@chadcat
Clare Jim / Reuters:
HTC sees Q1 revenue flat to 17 percent lower versus Q4  —  (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp expects revenue to be flat to 17 percent lower in the first quarter compared with the previous three months, worse than forecast, while margins are also seen holding steady or shrinking.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP's first Chromebook arrives, offers a large screen and a small battery for $329.99  —  The leaks were all true: Following Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo, HP has decided to build a laptop running Google's Chrome OS operating system.  It's called the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
$25 Model A Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Goes On Sale In Europe — Available To Rest Of World “Very Soon”  —  The affordable Raspberry Pi microcomputer just got even more affordable: the slated $25 Model A Raspberry Pi board has now gone on sale in Europe.  The Raspberry Pi Foundation …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
The Verge Hires Writer Who Quit CNET in Protest  —  Greg Sandoval, the CNET senior writer who resigned in protest when the site's parent company, CBS, interfered with its editorial coverage last month, has been hired by The Verge, the Web site that first revealed the full extent of CBS's involvement.

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