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February 4, 2013, 8:55 AM

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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 …
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
How Will We Know If Netflix's House of Cards Was a Hit or a Failure?  —  All thirteen episodes of House of Cards' first season debut on Netflix Friday, but the folks who run the video service insist they don't give a damn if America rushes to watch the David Fincher-Kevin Spacey series this weekend.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Creator Of The X-Plane Flight Simulator Seeks Help Fighting A Patent Troll  —  Austin Meyer, creator of the popular and ultra-realistic flight sim X-Plane is facing a potentially destructive lawsuit by an East Texas patent troll, Uniloc.  Meyer, who has worked on the simulator since 1995 …
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 …
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps  —  A port of the Wine software to Google's Android platform is being worked on.  —  Following the FOSDEM talk today in Brussels about Wine on ARM (notes on the Wine ARM talk will come in a later Phoronix article today or tomorrow), there was a brief showing of Wine on Android.
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 …
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.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Three UK promises to provide LTE without increasing prices  —  The cheapest of all the major networks, Three seeks to extend its lead as the best value carrier  —  The UK's LTE adoption story has been dominated by EE so far — with the upstart network exploiting some spare spectrum to launch …
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
Police crack down on Silk Road following first drug dealer conviction  —  An Australian drug dealer has become the first person to be convicted of a Silk Road-related crime, after using the black marketplace to buy a stash of MDMA, amphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.
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.

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