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February 4, 2013, 12:25 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:
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
More: The Loop
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Debuts New AppStore.com Vanity URLs For Developers During Super Bowl  —  Look!  Apple just released a new product during the Super Bowl.  Actually, it's a new product for App Store developers - short “AppStore.com” vanity URLs.  The domain made a grand public appearance at the end …

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