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February 6, 2013, 8:05 PM

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Esteban Kozak / Twitter Blog:
Search and Discover improvements: Get more great content faster  —  Today we're updating the Android and iOS apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com.  This release provides a single stream of content in each tab, so you can better find what's most important to you when you're on the go.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Coming Soon to Yahoo: Ads From Google  —  Remember when Google and Yahoo were talking about an ad alliance last year?  —  Maybe they worked something out, after all: Sources say Google is set to begin running some of its AdSense display ads on Yahoo sites, and will become …
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
Yelp.com Welcomes 100 Million Unique Visitors in January 2013  —  I've got some good news to share.  Pretty fantastic news actually.  For the first time in Yelp history, over 100 million unique visitors came to the site in a one-month period.  That's an all-time high for traffic to the desktop …
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
The ‘Chromebook Pixel’?  Not so fast, bucko  —  Some days, you've just gotta love the Internet.  —  Today's bit of Web-fueled insanity revolves around a supposedly top-secret Google device called the “Chromebook Pixel.”  A video showing the device appeared online this afternoon and quickly turned into a hot topic of discussion.
More: BetaNews, CNET, 9to5Google and The VergeTweets: @jfruh
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
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 …
More: Deal Journal, GigaOM and BGR
Bloomberg:
Google Said in Talks to Invest $50 Million in Vevo Site  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube is negotiating a $50 million equity investment in music video service Vevo LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Google would own less than 10 percent of the company …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
500 Startups Is Setting Up Shop In China, Adding Beijing-Based Venture Partner Rui Ma  —  500 Startups is already focused heavily on investing overseas, with partners looking at startups in markets like Mexico, Brazil, India, and Southeast Asia.  Now you can add China to the list …
Rob Gillies / Associated Press:
U.S. release of new BlackBerry with keyboard may be delayed  —  TORONTO — 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.
Joseph Flaherty / Wired:
Raspberry Pi Announces $25 Camera Module  —  In its short existence, the Raspberry Pi has powered games, musical instruments, and even pyrotechnic stage shows, but there have been few applications for photographers — until now.  —  The Raspberry Pi foundation just announced a new camera module …
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Katzenberg Says Mobile Viewers Will Pay by ‘Inch’  —  Hollywood studios will eventually charge less for entertainment streamed to small devices, basing prices on screen size, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted.
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.
DannyD / SamMobile:
RUMOR: Samsung will unveil the GALAXY S IV on March 15th and on sale from early April  —  We have some hot news for all those happy Samsung Galaxy owners.  Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy S IV on March 15th.  The biggest Android smartphone unpacked event is still not confirmed by Samsung self …
Michael Hickins / The CIO Report:
Ubuntu Smartphone Shipping in October  —  Smartphones running the open source Ubuntu operating system will be available to customers beginning in October 2013, according to Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd. Canonical provides services for corporate customers using Ubuntu open source software.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Silver Lake Contributed $1.4 Billion to Dell Buyout Offer, Filings Show  —  A huge trove of filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission containing new details about yesterday's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout of Dell have just come out.  While there's still a lot we don't know about the deal …
More: Reuters and Bloomberg

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