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February 12, 2013, 4:05 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Shareholder Lawsuit A “Silly Sideshow,” Says Company Won't Waste Time On It  —  Last week, Apple was hit with a lawsuit from Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn's hedge fund, in order to contest a proposition which would include a requirement in Apple's charter that any move …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Intel confirms its Internet TV launch this year, complete with set-top box and a camera  —  Erik Huggers, General Manager of Intel Media, has confirmed that the company is, in fact, working on providing television over the internet, and it plans to do so with new consumer hardware …
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new IT controls  —  When IT directors worry about employees using unapproved services for work, Dropbox is often near the top of the list.  Today, the company took a few serious steps toward changing that.  —  Dropbox is the most popular online …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple's ‘microslot antennas’ are invisible to the naked eye, could see use in future iPhones  —  Apple on Tuesday won the patent rights to “microslot antenna” technology that allows micron-wide antenna assets to be integrated into the housing of a portable device, such as an iPhone, making them nearly invisible to the human eye.
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.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies  —  The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Beats Out Apple For The Best Reputation Among U.S. Consumers, Says Harris; Google Comes Fourth  —  A little victory both for Amazon and the world of virtual commerce, today: the online retailer has topped the ranking for best reputation in a poll of 14,000 U.S. consumers, according to Harris Interactive.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
OnRamp, A Free, Open Source Ad Server From OpenX, Gets Shut Down After Getting Besieged By Hackers  —  Another victory for hackers and a blow for the security of open source systems: OpenX, the online and mobile advertising company that announced a $22.5 million fund raising just last month …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google Now widget revealed in official Nexus support pages  —  Google showed off Android's Google Now system in a commercial last night, and the company may have another related surprise in store: a Google Now widget.  As spotted by Android Central, several of Google's official support pages …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Exec Launches A Cleaning-Only App, Expands to Seattle As Housework Makes Up 50% Of Sales  —  Exec — the Y Combinator-backed app that does your errands on-demand — just launched a cleaning-only app.  It's a decision that makes sense as housework has ended up being about 50 percent of the startup's overall gross sales.
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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