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February 6, 2013, 11:00 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.
Youngin Shin / Twitter Engineering:
New Twitter search results  —  We just shipped a new version of the Twitter app with a brand new search experience that blends the most relevant content - Tweets, user accounts, images, news, related searches, and more - into a single stream of results.  This is a major shift …
More: WebProNewsTweets: @stugreulich and @rsarver
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 …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Google and Twitter execs form VC fund  —  Google and Twitter product pros form venture capital firm.  —  FORTUNE — A pair of product managers from Google and Twitter are forming a new venture capital firm, Fortune has learned.  —  One of the two principals is Hunter Walk …
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.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Yelp's disappointing Q4 net loss of $5.3m comes despite $41.2m in revenue, up 65% from Q4 2011  —  Today Yelp reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $41.2 million and an earnings per share loss of $0.08.  Analysts had expected the company to lose $0.03 per share on revenue of $40.2 million.
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: The Register, CNET, BetaNews and 9to5GoogleTweets: @jfruh
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
Chris Gonsalves / Channelnomics:
Judge Sides With Wi-Fi Patent Troll Over Cisco  —  Purveyors of public Wi-Fi networks beware.  The federal case that was supposed to bring a halt to patent troll Innovatio IP Ventures LLC's ongoing shakedown of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and the like took a strange turn this week …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Amazon's Executive Team Is Shrinking  —  Over the past year, Amazon's management team has had a lot of turnover.  —  The Seattle-based company has lost four of its top executives, representing 40 years of combined service.  So far, only one has been replaced.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Drive now lets developers share hosted websites by storing HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files  —  Google on Tuesday announced that it will allow Web developers to share hosted websites via Google Drive.  All you have to do is store your HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files, and then share a link to your starting HTML file.
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Unveils Sync API For Mobile Developers, Allows Apps To Work With Cloud-Based Files As If They Were Local  —  Dropbox is unveiling a brand new API for developers today that should give mobile app makers an excellent new tool to work with.  The Dropbox Sync API allows apps for iOS …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft hints at future Surface covers that could charge its tablet  —  Microsoft is holding a Surface AMA on Reddit today to answer questions from the community about its latest Surface Pro tablet.  Alongside responses about storage and battery life, the team appears to have revealed some future plans for its accessories.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Google Revamps AdWords In Bid to Boost Mobile Ad Revenue  —  Changes Could Mean Higher Prices for Mobile Keywords  —  Google is making changes to AdWords, the core product that fuels its search business, that could help it make mobile clicks into a bigger cash cow.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Microsoft Attacks Gmail Over Privacy In Latest “Scroogled” Campaign  —  If at first you don't succeed, get negative once again, seems to be the game plan at Microsoft.  Having attacked Google Shopping with a “Scroogled” campaign last November, Microsoft is back again.
Wall Street Journal:
Alcatel Chief Is Out as Turnaround Stalls  —  PARIS—Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent SA, which has been burning cash and reeling from cutthroat competition, is expected to announce Thursday that its chief executive officer will step down after a transition period, people close to the board said Wednesday.
More: ZDNet and Forbes
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Reseller claims Mac Pro coming, Apple points to Cook's comments  —  Apple has long been coy about its plans to replace its languishing Mac Pro workstation, which it plans to stop selling in the EU March 1 due to regulatory changes.  However, the company has reportedly been a little more up-front with some of its European resellers.
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: BGR
Giselle Schmitz / Facebook Developer Blog:
A New Video Channel for Developers: Facebook Developers Live  —  Today we're announcing a new way for developers to stay up to date on the latest news, tutorials, speaking sessions and more via Facebook Developers Live.  Developers Live is a curated video channel that features live …
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.
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 …

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