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February 4, 2013, 2:35 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 …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
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.
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.
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 …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Evad3rs dev team releases “evasi0n” untethered jailbreak for all iOS 6 devices  —  iOS 6.1 was released just last week, but there's already a public jailbreak available, thanks to the work of a new team of hackers known as Evad3rs.  The jailbreak, called “evasi0n,” works on all versions …
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes  —  WASHINGTON — A secret legal review on the use of America's growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming …
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 …
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
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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