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February 10, 2013, 1:50 PM

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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Apple Is Said to Be Developing a Curved-Glass Smart Watch  —  Dick Tracy and James Bond had watches that served as computers.  Tim Cook of Apple wears a Nike FuelBand, which tracks his physical activity.  —  Dick Tracy had one.  As did Inspector Gadget and James Bond.
Reuters:
Insight: Apple and Samsung, frenemies for life  —  (Reuters) - It was the late Steve Jobs' worst nightmare.  —  A powerful Asian manufacturer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, uses Google Inc's Android software to create smartphones and tablets that closely resemble the iPhone and the iPad.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung  —  Interesting quotes aplenty from the ‘Apple and Samsung, frenemies for life’ Reuters article this weekend...  But, as the Samsung vs. Apple trial runs down to an effective stalemate, the Reuters opinion is that Apple is likely to settle.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface Pro launch marred by supply shortages  —  Summary: Microsoft is touting ‘amazing’ customer response to its new Surface Pro.  But customers are saying they couldn't get their hands on devices due to lack of supply.  —  What if they threw a product launch and potential customers came — but the product didn't?
Bill Howard / ExtremeTech:
Google: Self-driving cars in 3-5 years.  Feds: Not so fast  —  The self-driving car could be available to consumers in 3-5 years, the head of Google's autonomous driving project says.  That's the most optimistic timeframe yet.  Other projections have been for 2020 and beyond, which still beats “probably not in our lifetime.”
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Twitter quietly releases lolcat language option for all, kthxbai  —  It's Friday.  Twitter already had big search announcements on Wednesday and Thursday this week, so now it's time for a little fun.  The company has quietly turned on lolcats as a new language for the site.
Ben Lovejoy / MacRumors:
Enterprise Information Workers Favor Microsoft Tablets and Apple Phones  —  Information workers in the enterprise sector would like a Microsoft tablet but an Apple phone, according to Forrester Research's annual Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends survey of 10,000 enterprise staff (via AppleInsider).
Jim Fitzgerald / Associated Press:
Watson's medical expertise offered commercially  —  The Watson supercomputer is graduating from its medical residency and is being offered commercially to doctors and health insurance companies, IBM said Friday.  IBM Corp., the health insurer WellPoint Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announced …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Taxi race: can Uber and Hailo deliver a real-time revolution?  —  Naval Ravikant is the cofounder of the startup network AngelList and a small investor in Uber, the app that lets you order a car service or taxi from your phone.  He uses Uber X to get to work, Flywheel for long trips …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Yammer Sales Will Report To Microsoft  —  Starting July 1—the beginning of Microsoft's fiscal year—Yammer salespeople won't be Yammer salespeople any more, Business Insider has learned.  —  They'll be Microsoft salespeople.  —  The social-collaboration startup, acquired by Microsoft …

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