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February 19, 2013, 7:00 AM

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New York Times:
Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.  —  On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People's Liberation Army base for China's growing corps of cyberwarriors.  —  The building off Datong Road …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Security firm releases screen capture video of alleged Chinese military hackers at work  —  Security firm Mandiant has released a damning report offering unprecedented evidence, including screen capture video, of the actions of an alleged Chinese military-backed hacking group.
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Associated Press:
China calls US hacking allegations ‘groundless’  —  BEIJING (AP) — China has dismissed as “groundless” detailed allegations pointing to a Chinese military unit in Shanghai as the source of massive computer hacking of U.S. targets.  —  Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was responding …
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Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Outlook.com exits preview with 60 million active users, Hotmail UI to be retired this summer  —  It's been so long since Microsoft launched Outlook.com that we forgot it was technically in preview mode.  Well, that ended today, at 12:01AM ET on the dot.  The company just announced …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17%  —  Dumps multi-license packages, all to make Office 365's subscription pricing more attractive  —  Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Galaxy S IV will ‘definitely’ be announced on March 14th: sources  —  Expect it to take design cues from the Galaxy Note 8.0, which doesn't look like the leaks  —  Earlier today, mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin suggested on Twitter that March 14th would see a “big announcement,” …
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
Miguel Nicolelis Says the Brain is Not Computable, Bashes Kurzweil's Singularity  —  A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil's Singularity isn't going to happen.  Instead, humans will assimilate machines.  —  Miguel Nicolelis, a top neuroscientist at Duke University, says computers …
More: The Verge
Peter Farago / The Flurry Blog:
China Knocks Off U.S. to Become World's Top Smart Device Market  —  Just days into the Chinese New Year (Year of the “Snake” for anyone keeping track), China has passed the U.S. to become the world's top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo's Mayer Makes Mann Search Head  —  Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company.
Associated Press:
Burger King Twitter account back up after Monday afternoon hacking; company apologizes  —  Associated Press - This frame grab taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, shows what appears to be Burger King's Twitter account after it was apparently hacked.  Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Why Intel could be the company to finally crack internet TV  —  Everyone else has tried, now it's the chipmaker's turn  —  Intel?  Really?  There were rumors and reports for months that Intel was mounting a play for internet TV, but there was always an element of implausibility to them.
More: Forbes
Steve Lohr / NYT Bits:
Software Assistants for Doctors Are Making Progress  —  Doctors have long been in the high-stakes information management business.  They must quickly sort through a patient's symptoms, comments, test results, records and history to come up with a diagnosis.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Ubuntu teases tablet-related announcement for February 19th  —  Tomorrow's already looking to be a busy day thanks to HTC's big event, but it seems that the company will be sharing the spotlight to some degree.  A timer has appeared on Ubuntu's website today hinting at tablet-related news to be revealed tomorrow.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Alibaba's new Aliyun search engine raises the stakes in its feud with Google and Android  —  Chinese ecommerce leader Alibaba has rolled out its own search engine in a move that will likely deepen the animosity between it and Google.  —  Last year, Google took action against Alibaba's Aliyun OS ahead …

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