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February 12, 2013, 11:40 AM

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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.
More: CNET and The Loop
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
Live Recap: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Conference  —  Apple's recent financial performance and a suit by shareholder Greenlight Capital over Apple's cash plans are shedding some new uncertainty on one of the world's most valuable companies.  —  Mr. Cook rarely makes public appearances …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Setting Up Shop in the Valley and NYC, Samsung Aims to Boost Its Software Side  —  Over the past year, Samsung's quiet Silicon Valley presence has grown from a whisper to a shout, as the consumer electronics behemoth turns the home turf of rivals like Apple and Google into a beachhead for its U.S. operations.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation ‘a loss’ for innovation  —  David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013.
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 …
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.
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 …
UBM TechInsights:
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 …
David Ramli / Financial Review:
Adobe cuts Australian prices after inquiry summons  —  US software giant Adobe has bowed to public pressure and slashed the price of some of its products for Australian customers a day after being ordered to front a parliamentary committee hearing in Canberra.
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.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Snapchat Brings Video To Android In A Private Beta  —  Snapchat has been on a roll lately, scooping up a $13.5 million funding round from Benchmark last week, toying around with monetization features, and becoming the world's favorite misunderstood mobile app.
More: CNET, SlashGear, The Verge and The Next WebTweets: @snapchat
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Bill Gates' biggest Microsoft product regret: WinFS  —  Summary: In his first AMA on Reddit, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates calls WinFS the Microsoft product he most wished had made it to market.  —  Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is doing his first-ever Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit on February 11.

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