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February 6, 2013, 10:35 AM

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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Surface Pro review  —  It's a compelling proposition: all the power and application compatibility of a laptop running a proper desktop operating system, all the portability and convenience of a tablet, all mixed together in one package.  That's the core idea behind Microsoft's Surface tablets but …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Welcome back, Michael Dell: It's time to reclaim your name  —  A lot is being said and a lot will be said about Michael Dell's decision to take the company he started in 1984 in his college dorm room private (with some cash from Silver Lake Partners, Microsoft and other investors.)
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Dell's downward spiral: 10 years of failed consumer devices  —  Things haven't gone so well since the Dell Dude split  —  It's no secret why Dell's struggling so badly it just took a $2b loan from Microsoft and bought itself back from shareholders to become a private company …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Google Spends $125 Million On Channel Intelligence To Improve Google Shopping  —  Google has acquired Channel Intelligence for $125 million in cash.  —  According to its blog, Channel Intelligence (CI) tracks online retail sales for a number of categories ranging from computing to consumer packaged goods.
Ali Rowghani / Twitter Blog:
Welcoming Bluefin Labs to the Flock  —  Today we're happy to announce that we have acquired Bluefin Labs, a leading social TV analytics company that provides data products to brand advertisers, agencies, and TV networks.  We believe that Bluefin's data science capabilities and social TV expertise …
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
OUYA Finds a Friend With Amazon  —  OUYA, an Android-powered video game console that was funded on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, will begin selling consoles through Amazon, Gamestop and several other retailers.  —  The retailers will begin accepting pre-orders for both consoles and controllers on Tuesday …
Associated Press:
New Blackberry with keyboard won't hit US market until May  —  TORONTO (AP) — A modern BlackBerry with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the U.S. until May or June, a month or two behind other parts of the world, the chief executive of the smartphone maker suggested in an interview.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Vine gets 17+ age rating, option to report users; finally enables social sharing after videos are posted  —  Users of Vine finally have the option to share their videos after they are posted after the newly-released short video app from Twitter got an update that also adds an age rating, following issues with pornographic content.
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com has acquired French startup EntropySoft  —  Salesforce.com has acquired EntropySoft, a French startup that offers content integration solutions.  —  A spokesperson confirmed that the deal recently closed, but the company won't be making a formal announcement.
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China  —  The cable giant Liberty Global has bought UK-based Virgin Media in a cash-and-stock deal worth $23.3 billion, creating what they claim is “the world's leading broadband communications company” with 25 million customers across 14 countries.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
FedEx's file-transfer capacity versus the Internet  —  Today on XKCD's “What If...?”, Randall Munroe runs the numbers of when and whether the Internet's throughput will ever exceed FedEx's sneakernet file-transfer capacity (one interesting note here: why not treat FedEx's trucks and planes full …
More: What If? and Gizmodo
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon wins broad patent on reselling and lending ‘used’ digital goods  —  In the real world, lending a book to a friend or selling your used music collection isn't exactly groundbreaking.  In the digital world, it's patentable.  —  Amazon.com has been awarded what appears to be a broad patent on a …
Juliana Schincariol / Reuters:
Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil: source  —  (Reuters) - Brazil's copyright regulator will strip Apple Inc of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market and granted the trademark to a local company that registered it first, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday.
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Internet ‘Under Assault’ by Censoring UN, Regulator Says  —  International proposals to control the Internet will continue after a United Nations conference in Dubai and the U.S. should be ready to fight such efforts, lawmakers and a regulator said.  —  “The Internet is quite simply under assault …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
More Change At AOL: Photosharing App Hipster.com Is Shutting Down February 16  —  Another change afoot at AOL today: Hipster.com, a hyperlocal photosharing app AOL acquired in March 2012, is shutting down as of February 16.  Registered users are being sent emails (a copy, sent to us by a reader …
Tweets: @hipster

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