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February 19, 2013, 12:20 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 …
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 …
More: Tech in Asia and SlashGearTweets: @stshank
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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:
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.
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Enterprise And Open Source Data Search And Analytics Startup Elasticsearch Raises $24M From Index Ventures, Benchmark And SV Angel  —  Elasticsearch, a real-time, enterprise data search and analytics startup and open source project, has raised $24 million in Series B financing led by Mike Volpi
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Mac Pro no longer available from European Apple Online Stores ahead of March 1 discontinuation  —  In January, we reported that Apple will stop selling its current generation Mac Pro in Europe on March 1st over new product regulatory standards.  Today, Apple's Mac Pro desktop computer is showing as …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
NASA loses communication with International Space Station during software update  —  NASA says it lost communication with the International Space Station at 9:45AM ET this morning while flight controllers in Houston were working on updating the software for the flight computers onboard the ISS.

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