February 6, 2013, 6:05 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  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.
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog: 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 …
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.
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 and BGR
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 …
Nudged by Apple, Twitter's Porn Saga Ends in a Raw Deal for Vine  —  We spent last week watching Vine, Twitter's new video-sharing app, get raked over the coals in the public eye for its so-called “porn problem”: If you searched for certain suggestive hashtags on the service …
More: Daring Fireball, Wired and BuzzFeed
Tweets: @pkafka and @panzer
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft and Symantec disrupt cyber crime ring  —  (Reuters) - Software makers Microsoft Corp and Symantec Corp said they disrupted a global cyber crime operation by shutting down servers that controlled hundreds of thousands of PCs without the knowledge of their users.
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 …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new iTunes Store record with 25 billion songs sold  —  Apple today issued a press released announcing the iTunes Store has a hit a new record with 25 billion songs sold.  Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services noted that Apple averages 15,000 songs downloaded per minute.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Microsoft Surface Pro Review  —  There's clearly interest in a device that converges the tablet and notebook.  ASUS saw some of the earliest success in this department with its Transformer line of Android tablets.  Once the first Windows RT/8 designs started appearing …
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.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Sheryl Sandberg Turned Down A Chance To Be LinkedIn CEO  —  Sheryl Sandberg had an opportunity to be CEO of LinkedIn in 2006, but turned down the job, she reveals in her new book, “Lean In”.  —  The book isn't out yet, but Tom Gara at the Wall Street Journal landed an advanced copy …

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