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February 8, 2013, 5:50 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 …
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 …
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% …
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 …
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).
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.

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