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February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's 5.5-inch 1080p Optimus G Pro is coming to North America (hands-on)  —  After weeks of teasing, LG has finally given its 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro a full unveiling in South Korea today.  The model for LG's home country gains half an inch of screen size and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple airs new ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’ iPad TV ads to showcase reading, gaming, various App Store apps  —  Tonight, Apple has aired two new television commercials for both the full-sized iPad and iPad mini.  The new ad showcases reading with iBooks, collaborative gaming, and several apps from the App Store.
Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
Digital Diary: Are We Suffering From Mobile App Burnout?  —  At last count, I had 259 applications on my iPhone.  —  I probably use 16 regularly — including Google Maps, Messages, Twitter for iPhone and Instagram.  —  When I got my first iPhone in late 2008, I couldn't wait to peruse …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Tech Industry Sets Its Sights on Gambling  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Look out Las Vegas, here comes FarmVille.  —  Silicon Valley is betting that online gambling is its next billion-dollar business, with developers across the industry turning casual games into occasions for adults to wager.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
The newest overhyped mobile industry buzzword: LTE-Advanced  —  Admittedly, mobile technology evolves at a very fast pace.  But somewhere along the way we seem to have skipped an entire generation of networks.  —  This week Broadcom unveiled its first LTE chipset for mobile devices …
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Myriam Joire / Engadget:
PSA: Sprint LTE is now live in San Francisco  —  Imagine our surprise when, upon firing up Sprint's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 earlier today for some routine app updates, we saw the 4G logo light up (!) for the first time ever.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it appears that sometime in the past few days …
Claire Davenport / Reuters:
EU privacy regulators take aim at Google privacy policy  —  (Reuters) - European data watchdogs said on Monday they plan to take action against Google by this summer for its privacy policy, which allows the search engine to pool user data from across all its services ranging from YouTube to Gmail.

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