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February 12, 2013, 1:00 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple announces $8B paid out to developers, a jump of $1B in just one month  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple had paid out $8B to developers, a number that displays an increase of $1B since the last time numbers were announced on January 13th.  That displays a massive increase in acceleration for developer payouts.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Closing 20 Retail Stores In Order To Expand Them, Accomodate More Customers  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that Apple was going to close 20 of its retail stores, in order to move them and make them large enough to serve the ongoing influx of Apple customers.
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
Live Recap: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Conference  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking this morning at Goldman Sachs' Technology and Internet conference.  —  Apple's recent financial performance and a suit by shareholder Greenlight Capital over Apple's cash plans are shedding …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Another $21 Million in the Bank, Social Site Nextdoor Launches Version 2.0  —  The biggest problem facing some of the more private social networks is growth.  Or a lack thereof, as it happens.  Insular by design, expansion of these networks takes time — a slow, persistent burn.
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Twitter, Amex to Collaborate on E-Commerce Sales on Twitter  —  Twitter Inc. is experimenting with becoming a shopping mall.  —  Twitter and American Express Co. said Monday they struck a partnership to allow Twitter users to buy products for the first time directly on the short messaging service.
Kotaku:
The Next Xbox Has Mandatory Kinect, Game-Swapping and New Controllers, According To Leaked Info  —  The next-generation Xbox—the one that will follow the still-popular Xbox 360—will run multiple games at once, require game installations, and will only work when a much-improved version …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Android 4.2.2 brings Bluetooth audio fixes to Nexus phones and tablets  —  Android 4.2.2 is beginning to roll out to some Nexus phones and tablets.  —  Reddit user WeeManFoo  —  If you're an Android user and you like minor, bug-fixing software updates, you don't have to be jealous …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Next Big App Categories Will Be Movies, Books, And Fitness  —  As Facebook is working to build partnerships with big media companies, the company sees a huge opportunity for growth in the sharing and discovery of movies, books, and fitness tools on its platform.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Broadcom's new chip could bring 150 Mbps mobile broadband to your phone or tablet  —  Just because phones and tablets are now taking advantage of fast LTE networks doesn't mean we can't get ready for the next big thing.  That's exactly what Broadcom is doing.
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Blackberry Z10 Teardown : Board Shots and Teardown Images  —  Inside the Blackberry Z10 - Building a path for a return to glory?  Building off the momentum of an international product launch in New York that featured not only a corporate rebranding and the naming of a Grammy-award winning artist …

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