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February 13, 2013, 7:10 AM

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Have Team Developing Wristwatch Computer  —  Apple Inc. has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad, two people familiar with the company's plans said.
Nat Brown / iLike.code:
Stupid, Stupid xBox!!  —  I was a founder of the original xBox project at Microsoft and gave it its name.  Almost 14 years after the painful, pointless, and idiotic internal cage-match to get it started and funded, the hard selling of a compelling and lucrative living-room product to Bill …
Kevin Bostic / AppleInsider:
Apple buying small companies every other month but constantly evaluating larger acquisitions  —  Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to the company's “deliberate, thoughtful” mantra as a reason it doesn't typically acquire large companies …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Opera formally adopts WebKit as its Web browsers reach 300 million users  —  Opera has announced that its range of Web browsers is now being used by 300 million people each month to navigate the Internet across mobile phones, PCs, tablets and more.  The Norwegian firm is marking the milestone …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
HBO to Finally Let Subscribers Stream HBO Go to TV Over AirPlay  —  HBO said on Tuesday that, at long last, its subscribers will be able to stream programming from an iPhone or iPad onto their television via AirPlay.  —  Speaking at our D: Dive Into Media conference on Tuesday …
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
Obama signs cybersecurity executive order  —  President Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at bolstering the cyber defenses of the country's critical infrastructure.  —  The highly anticipated cyber order intends to improve information sharing about cyberthreats between government …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Report: Google Search Will Generate $5 Billion From Tablets  —  Google could generate as much as $5 billion in revenue from selling advertisements on its search engine on tablet devices in 2013, according to a new report by Marin Software, one of the top firms that helps advertisers to buy Web-search ads.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Obama administration defends $222,000 file-sharing verdict  —  The Obama Administration has stepped into a long-running file-sharing lawsuit in Minnesota, urging the United States Supreme Court not to get involved in a six-figure verdict against a young mother from Northern Minnesota.
Dan Levine / Thomson Reuters News and Insight Legal:
Oracle vs Google legal war begins a new chapter  —  Oracle says a U.S. judge erred when he threw out its billion-dollar copyright claim against Google over parts of the Java programming language that Google incorporated into the Android mobile platform, according to a court filing.
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News:
Yahoo's latest mobile acquisition mirrors Mayer's final efforts at Google  —  SUNNYVALE — Yahoo (YHOO) picked up Tuesday where it left off in 2012, acquiring the team behind another mobile application, the third such move since Marissa Mayer arrived as CEO in July and one that mirrors Mayer's final Google (GOOG) effort.
Cody Lee / iDownloadBlog.com:
A&E Networks brings its top TV shows to the iPhone for free  —  Great news for all of you Duck Dynasty and Pawn Stars fans, you can now watch your favorite TV shows on your iPhone and iPod touch.  A+E networks has updated 3 of its iOS apps today with full-length episodes and movies.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro  —  BlueStacks, the startup bringing Android applications to PCs and Macs, is today releasing a version of its App Player software optimized for new Surface Pro PCs and others running Windows 8.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Pulse News Reader Dips Its Toes Into Social With New “Highlights” Feature  —  For over two years, Pulse has been providing its over 20 million users with an easy way to read content from blogs and social networks.  While other services like Flipboard and Zite used social updates …
Jon Mitchell / ReadWrite:
Exploratorium's Experience Experts Deliver Awesome iPad App  —  A museum under construction is an awesome scene.  It's like peeking backstage before the premiere of Broadway play, seeing the outer experience taking shape.  —  The Exploratorium - a unique museum of science, art and human perception …
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