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February 14, 2013, 4:05 AM

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Taylor Wimberly / ReadWrite:
HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices  —  Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures — by adopting Google's Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices.  —  It's a bit of a Hail Mary pass for HP …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Web world bemoans loss of Opera independence  —  Opera is ditching its own Presto browser engine and embracing WebKit, leading critics to fret about a browser monoculture — especially on mobile devices.  —  It might have been a smart strategic move for Opera Software to move …
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Google is getting its own film: Trailer for The Internship Movie released today  —  Google is getting two wacky interns.  —  Fox released the trailer for its comedy The Internship Movie following two “salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world.”
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
No “Plan B” for Microsoft's mobile ambitions: CFO  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has not made much of a dent in Apple Inc's and Google Inc's domination of mobile computing, but a top executive hinted on Wednesday that it will not stop trying and does not have an alternative strategy.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Google engineers found over half the bugs in Microsoft's latest security update  —  32 of 57 vulnerabilities identified in this month's massive update were reported by researchers at the rival company  —  Microsoft is having one of its biggest “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates ever …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Adobe taking 10 percent of earnings from iOS apps published using Director 12  —  As noted by Mac4Ever, Adobe has recently updated its end-user license agreement for Adobe Director 12 and requested that developers publishing paid iOS apps provide Adobe with 10 percent of earnings above $20,000.
More: MacNN and TUAW
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex  —  The U.S. government is developing new computer weapons and driving a black market in “zero-day” bugs.  The result could be a more dangerous Web for everyone.  —  Why It Matters  —  Governments, contractors, and researchers are developing cyber-weapons …
Bloomberg:
Zuckerberg's Christie Fundraiser Draws Fans, Protesters  —  Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire co- founder of Facebook Inc., welcomed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to his California home, holding his first political fundraiser as demonstrators outside protested the Republican's stance on women's health funding.
Erin Geiger Smith / Reuters:
Instragram asks court to throw out lawsuit over service terms  —  (Reuters) - Facebook's Instagram photo sharing service asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit filed against the popular app over changes to its terms of service.  —  The proposed class action lawsuit was filed …
Tej Sapru / Reuters:
Barnes & Noble sees Nook unit loss increasing in 2013  —  (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said on Wednesday it expects its Nook business to post an increased full-year loss in fiscal 2013, as the top U.S. bookstore chain struggles with slower sales of e-readers and e-books and rising costs.
BBC:
Spanish scientists develop more accurate sat-nav system  —  Toyota is one of several car manufacturers working on automated vehicles  —  Researchers in Spain have developed a system they say can greatly improve the accuracy of car sat-navs.  —  It combines a conventional global positioning system …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple says a fix is coming for iOS 6.1 Exchange bug  —  After an issue with Exchange syncing led Microsoft to suggest IT administrators block iOS 6.1 devices, Apple says it has identified the problem.  The company updated its support page to say that the fix will come in an upcoming software update …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google Search for Android updated with Google Now widget, Fandango movie passes, and more  —  The existence of a Google Now widget was leaked on the official Nexus support pages just days ago, and now a new version of Google Search has been released that adds the feature and quite a bit more.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Hulu Plus gets ‘Kids Lock’ feature on iPad, enhances the experience for little ones  —  Hulu's Kids Lock has already been implemented on Android, and now it's time for the children-tailored, itty-bitty feature to make its way to iOS — well, at least to the iPad.
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
PixelTone: A Futuristic Image Editor That Lets You 'Shop Photos Using Your Voice  —  Talking to computers is one of the exciting new trends that's emerging in the tech world, and in the future we may find ourselves casually talking to our gadgets as we go about our lives.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Facebook execs get judge to toss 4 IPO-related lawsuits  —  * Facebook still faces other claims tied to last May's IPO  —  * Judge says plaintiffs can file new suits within 20 days  —  Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and other executives won the dismissal Wednesday …
Apple:
Apple Updates Processors & Prices of MacBook Pro with Retina Display  —  Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices.  The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash …

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