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February 8, 2013, 8:45 PM

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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 …
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 …
Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
U.S. Secret Service investigates Bush email hacking  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating whether former President George H.W. Bush's email was hacked along with other family members and friends, the agency said on Friday.  —  That probe comes in response to reports …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company over the coming year, Google announced on Friday.  —  Schmidt will sell 3.2 million shares of Class …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Some iPhone users are seeing battery drain and overheating issues after upgrading to iOS 6.1 (Updated)  —  We have started seeing an increase in iPhone issues related to battery life and overheating.  All of them seem to be related to users upgrading their devices to iOS 6.1.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple hires AMOLED TV Application Expert James (Jueng-Gil) Lee from LG  —  According to reports originating from OLED-A.org (via OLED-Info), Apple has hired OLED expert Dr. James (Jueng-Gil) Lee.  He was previously a senior researcher on LG Display's R&D team and worked on printed AMOLED TVs.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW  —  The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history.  —  The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years …
Michael Bonfils / Search Engine Watch:
Yandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine  —  Yandex surpassed Microsoft on the number of monthly search queries worldwide in November and December 2012, according to a recently released comScore qSearch report.  Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries and Yandex did 4.844 billion.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Now Uses Its Own WebP Format Instead Of PNGs In The Chrome Web Store  —  Google loves everything that makes the web faster.  Given that images typically account for more than half of a web page's size, it has now been working on its own WebP image format for a few years.
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).
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Big Dell Holder to Vote Against Buyout  —  Dell Inc.'s largest outside investor on Friday said it would vote against the proposed $24.4 billion deal to take the computer maker private.  —  The shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management Inc., which says it owns approximately 8.5% …
Nick Taborek / Bloomberg:
Apple IPads Neutered for U.S. Government as CACI Targets Mobile  —  CACI International Inc. has altered “thousands” of Apple Inc. iPads so they can be used securely by the U.S. government, according to Dan Allen, CACI's chief executive officer.  —  “It's a neutered iPad,” …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Shares Soar 19.2% In The Wake Of Impressive Earnings  —  Right after yesterday's earnings, LinkedIn shares (NYSE:LNKD) have popped 19.16 percent to 147.86.  It is clearly linked to the company's earnings.  Revenue is up 81 percent to $304 million and net profit is following the same trend.

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