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February 19, 2013, 1:50 PM

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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 …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
HTC One unveiled: 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, UltraPixel camera, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5  —  Despite the abundant fanfare and critical acclaim, HTC's One X just couldn't quite mark the spot in 2012.  No wonder, then, that the company's lopped off that extraneous letter …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Hands on and Impressions from the HTC One - Formerly M7  —  HTC is in an interesting position as a result of this last product cycle.  While the previous HTC One series' industrial design and performance was top notch, other OEMs still managed to eclipse the One series in terms of market adoption and consumer perception.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Inside the HTC One: betting the company on two daring features  —  Left behind by its smartphone peers, HTC battles back with a new camera and new software  —  HTC was once a dominant, if not the dominant, player in the smartphone industry.  It began by manufacturing smartphones like the Palm Treo …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Apple hit by hackers who targeted Facebook last week  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook Inc, but no data appeared to have been stolen, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Says It, Too, Attacked By Hackers  —  Apple said Tuesday that a small number of its employees' computers were hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in but said none of its internal data was compromised.  —  “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Ubuntu for tablets revealed with split screen multi-tasking, preview for Nexus slates coming this week  —  Here it is: the fourth and final piece of the Ubuntu puzzle.  We've seen the OS on smartphones, on TVs and of course on desktops, but the tablet version has spent a little longer in its dressing room.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange Calendar Bug  —  In line with a report from last week, Apple has just released iOS 6.1.2.  According to Apple, the update addresses a Microsoft Exchange bug but sources had indicated that it also addresses a lock screen passcode issue.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDb iOS app  —  Amazon has made it easy for users of the IMDb iOS app to go from reading about a film to watching it, after it added Amazon Instant Video links to the app for the movie database that it bought in 2008.
More: MacRumors, iPhone and TUAW
C. Custer / Tech in Asia:
A Shocking Expose of China's Black PR Industry Implicates Government Officials, is Quickly Deleted from the Web  —  Almost everyone knows about the public relations industry, but fewer people know about what in China is referred to as Black PR, the underground internet industry that has evolved with the spread of web 2.0 through China.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan arrives: the world's most powerful gaming GPU costs $999  —  The Titan — the world's fastest supercomputer — has 18,688 Nvidia GK110 GPUs inside.  Each and every one is more powerful than the graphics accelerator in most any gaming PC you'll find.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft's enterprise communications tool Lync promises Skype integration, mobile apps for all platforms  —  Today at the first eponymous conference for its Lync product, Microsoft announced that it will link the enterprise-focused communications service with Skype, the consumer-friendly VoIP and video calling tool.
AnandTech:
NVIDIA Announces Tegra 4i, Formerly Project Grey, With Integrated LTE and Phoenix Reference Design  —  It has been a while since we've heard anything about Project Grey, the first NVIDIA SoC with an integrated digital baseband, and the result of NVIDIA's acquisition of soft-modem manufacturer Icera.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Works on Launching Retail Stores  —  U.S. Outlets Would Likely Sell Internet Giant's Branded Devices, but Plans Remain Unclear; Studying Apple's Playbook  —  Google Inc. has been developing plans to launch retail stores in the U.S., said people familiar with the matter …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Sequoia Makes It Official, Filing for “Scout Seed” Fund  —  Sequoia Capital, whose “stealthy” scouting program first came to light last spring, looks to be formalizing the program by registering its first U.S. Scout Seed Fund with the SEC this morning.  —  The filing doesn't provide …
More: PandoDaily
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Samsung embarking on an aggressive expansion in Silicon Valley  —  South Korean tech giant Samsung's move to broaden its footprint in Silicon Valley signals an escalation of its rivalry with Apple.  —  A rendering shows Samsung's new campus for its semiconductor division in San Jose.
Thanks:@vulsai
David Law / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Outlook.com leaves preview as the world's fastest growing email service going from 0 to 60 million in just 6 months  —  Last summer, we released a preview of Outlook.com, a new modern email service from Microsoft.  Since then, we've been humbled by the fast pace of adoption …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Associated Press:
Google stock price reaches $800 for first time  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google's (GOOG) stock price topped $800 for the first time Monday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
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.

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