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February 15, 2013, 7:55 AM

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John M. Broder / Wheels:
That Tesla Data: What It Says and What It Doesn't  —  The Model S at the Tesla Supercharger in the Interstate 95 service plaza in Milford, Conn.  —  Elon Musk , the chief executive of Tesla Motors, has now responded in detail to the account of my test drive of his Model S electric car …
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery  —  Elon Musk's long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S's range capability.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Opera buys mobile video optimization specialist and browser maker Skyfire for up to $155m  —  Opera revealed plans to transition its Web browsers to WebKit this week, and the Norwegian firm is making more moves after announcing the acquisition of Skyfire Labs, a mobile video optimization specialist …
Nick Gray / HTC Source:
Exclusive: HTC One (M7) U.S. retail availability and price revealed  —  Nearly a week and a half ago, we broke the news that HTC would start selling the HTC M7 in Europe on March 8th.  That date was later confirmed by another source, along with a price tag of of €649.99 (roughly $880).
Associated Press:
FACEBOOK WINS GERMAN COURT FIGHT ON FAKE NAMES BAN  —  BERLIN (AP) — Facebook has won a court battle against a German privacy watchdog that challenged the social networking site's policy requiring users to register with their real names.  —  Schleswig-Holstein state's data protection body …
More: Engadget and The Verge
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Working on Fix for iOS 6.1 Passcode Hack  —  Looks like the latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system brought more than just Siri-enabled movie-ticket purchases and iTunes Match enhancements to the devices on which it runs.  —  A new vulnerability has been discovered …
Facebook:
How Graph Search Works for Young People  —  We recently we announced the limited preview of Graph Search, a privacy aware enhancement to our existing search tool that helps people discover people, places, photos, and other interests that have already been shared with you on Facebook.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Livescribe renames Sky smartpen after losing trademark dispute with BSkyB  —  Livescribe v BSkyB was one of the stranger trademark battles we've seen recently, because the two companies operate in such different spheres — one makes smartpens, the other runs TV and internet services.
Gina Chon / Quartz:
Dropbox is talking to banks about an IPO later this year  —  Dropbox has been holding meetings with banks about an initial public offering, possibly in the second half of this year, according to sources briefed on the talks.  —  The market has been waiting for its next hot tech IPOs …
Aaron Pressman / Reuters:
Big hedge funds fueled Apple's 4th-quarter share plunge  —  Some of the biggest hedge funds that helped make Apple Inc a stock market darling lost faith and dumped their stakes in the fourth quarter, fueling the massive drop in the iPhone maker's share price.
BBC:
Blue Peter honours Apple's Jony Ive  —  Sir Jonathan Ive was presented with the award by Blue Presenter Barney Harwood  —  The BBC's Blue Peter programme has honoured Apple's design chief Sir Jonathan Ive with its highest accolade - a gold Blue Peter badge.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Iceland Wants to Ban Internet Porn  —  “If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet.”  Those are the now immortal words of Halla Gunnarsdóttir, the political advisor to Iceland's Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson.  Iceland wants to block all internet porn.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Skype calls now equivalent to one-third of global phone traffic  —  New research (PDF) from TeleGeography, a telecom market analysis firm, shows that worldwide Skype usage is now equivalent to over one-third of all international phone traffic—a record level.
More: CNET and PandoDaily
Jonathan Stempel / Thomson Reuters News …:
Judge throws out Netflix shareholder lawsuit  —  Netflix Inc won the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit accusing the dominant U.S. video rental and streaming company of inflating its share price by concealing its rising costs, even as insiders like Chief Executive Reed Hastings sold millions of dollars of stock.
Stephanie Flosi / comScore, Inc.:
comScore Releases the “2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus” Report  —  Report Features Insights on Key Trends from 2012 and What They Mean for the Year Ahead  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, today released the 2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus report.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: Treat employees like adults, and you won't have leaks  —  With 1 million user “endorsements” and counting, Jeff Weiner explains the secret behind his company's red-hot streak.  (Hint: It has nothing to do with the 3,500 iPads he just gave employees.)
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Quora Sets Up a Leaky Paywall — But for Registrations, Not Money  —  Quora has been under fire in recent days and months for increasing efforts to mandate that users register and/or download its apps in order to fully experience the site's user-contributed content.
Mercury News:
Xoom pays off for PayPal Mafia, sets $100 million IPO  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Online payments company Xoom will receive a large payment of its own in its initial public offering, deciding Thursday to push its price higher and bring in $100 million.  —  Xoom, a startup that helps people transfer …
More: NASDAQ.com

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