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February 8, 2013, 3:05 PM

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Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration … For those of you who have tried the new Office, you'll know we made it easy to quickly save your documents to SkyDrive and get a link to share with others—earlier today we made it even easier for people to share …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Q4 2012 Beats The Street On Revenues Of $600M, Showing Its First Revenue Growth In 8 Years  —  AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported earnings for Q4 2012 of $600 million on earnings of 41 cents per share.  That matches analysts expectaions on EPS but beats on revenues of $573.1 million.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
AOL's Dial-Up Subscription Business Produces More Than All Of The Company's Profit  —  AOL just released quasi-profit numbers for each of its divisions for the first time.  —  As expected, AOL's dial-up subscription business—the business that powered AOL to astounding global success in the 1990s …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Evasi0n Is The Most Popular Jailbreak Ever: Nearly Seven Million iOS Devices Hacked In Four Days  —  Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history.  And the perpetrators were the company's own users.  —  Nearly seven million iPhone …
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
LinkedIn eyes future as professional publishing hub  —  The company seems set on making business content, not social networking, the focus of the site.  —  LinkedIn spent much of 2012 transforming itself into a place where workers could stay and play awhile — a strategy that paid off handsomely.
Don Clark / Digits:
Intel Bets on New-wave Networking with Big Switch  —  For people who equip and run computer rooms, a trend called software-defined networking has been widely identified as a very big deal.  Intel is helping to fund the movement.  —  The chip giant's venture capital arm on Friday is announcing …
New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Joins Push to Limit Use of Student Labor in China  —  HONG KONG — Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest makers of computers and other electronics, is imposing new limits on the employment of students and temporary agency workers at factories across China.
Daniel P / PhoneArena:
5.5" LG Optimus G Pro picture and specs sheet are in: Full HD screen, 3140 mAh battery and microSD  —  While LG's current flagship, the Optimus G, has been selling in the US for a while, and hitting Europe and China, we've been hearing about an upcoming upgrade, the Optimus G Pro, for a while now …
Filipe Alves / Reuters:
Google must extend payments across Europe for use of content  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc must extend its offer made last week to pay French publishers for use of their content to all media companies across Europe, the head of the European Publishers Council said on Thursday.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Why did Dell force employees to sell shares?  —  Dell made employees dump shares during buyout discussions.  —  FORTUNE — Three months ago, Dell employees were forced to sell some of their company stock at just $9.55 per share.  Now the company is being sold to founder Michael Dell for $13.65 per share.
Liam Boogar / Rude Baguette:
Orange & Alcatel Lucent lay down the fastest internet connection (400G/sec) from Paris to Lyon  —  This past week, a joint effort between French telecom company Orange and Alcatel Lucent has led to the fastest internet connection in the world, a 400 gigabyte/second connection, being set up between Paris and Lyon (450km or 275 miles).
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Adobe issues emergency Flash update for attacks on Windows, Mac users  —  Adobe Systems has released a patch for two Flash player vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited online to surreptitiously install malware, one in attacks that target users of Apple's Macintosh platform.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
In One Fell Swoop, Facebook Glitch Deep-Sixes the Web  —  Now we may know how powerful Facebook really is.  —  On Thursday, many major websites were taken down by an error that stemmed from Facebook, as Internet mainstays like MSNBC.com, CNN, Yelp and New York Magazine all sent users to redirect pages almost immediately upon loading.

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