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February 20, 2013, 9:10 AM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
This is the Site Likely Responsible For The Recent Major Tech Company Hacks.  —  Apple, Facebook, Twitter — all hacked.  And there's probably more to come.  —  In the spate of large companies hacked in recent weeks, it seems that many of them have one thing in common.
Reuters:
Apple, Mac computers hit by hackers who targeted Facebook  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure that described the widest known cyber attacks against Apple-made computers to date.
Bloomberg:
Malware Attack on Apple Said to Come From Eastern Europe  —  At least 40 companies including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. were targeted in malware attacks linked to an Eastern European gang of hackers that is trying steal company secrets, two people familiar with the matter said.
Nicole Perlroth / NYT Bits:
Marissa Mayer Puts Her Stamp on Yahoo.com  —  On Wednesday, Yahoo will introduce a fresh new home page with Marissa Mayer's stamp all over it.  —  Yahoo's home page has long been a sort of sad reflection of the company.  A jazzed-up Craigslist of sorts, the site was often cluttered …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google shows what it's like to use Project Glass in new video and expands preorders  —  It's been almost a year since Google first unveiled its vision for Project Glass, but today the company has expanded preorders and released a new overview video, demonstrating how the glasses display interactions and services when they are in use.
Strategy Analytics:
Apple iPhone 5 Overtakes Samsung Galaxy S3 to Become World's Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q4 2012  —  According to the latest research from our Handset Country Share Tracker (CST) service, Apple's iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's Galaxy S3 to become the world's best-selling smartphone model …
David Strom / Ars Technica:
100Gbps and beyond: What lies ahead in the world of networking  —  The corporate data center is undergoing a major transformation the likes of which haven't been seen since Intel-based servers started replacing mainframes decades ago.  It isn't just the server platform …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
EE, Three, BT, Vodafone, O2 All Win 4G Spectrum In The UK, But £2.3B In Bids Falls Short Of The £3.5B Expected  —  Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has just announced the winners of the UK spectrum auctions for 4G spectrum on the low-frequency 800MHz band, used for LTE and other mobile broadband services.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
For $19, an Unlimited Phone Plan, Some Flaws  —  A typical smartphone costs around $200, but it's usually shackled to a two-year contract that often costs $70 or more monthly and includes limits on data consumption, voice minutes and texts.  Even prepaid smartphones, without a contract, can cost $30 to $50 a month and carry limits.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Why Amazon Hired a Car Mechanic to Run Its Cloud Empire  —  On a rainy Monday in August 2011, a 10-million-watt transformer exploded in northern Virginia, sending an enormous voltage spike across the power grid.  The surge hit an Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple fixes Exchange (but not passcode unlock) bug with iOS 6.1.2  —  iOS 6.1.2 brings a microscopic but important list of changes.  —  Apple has released the promised iOS 6.1.2 update today to fix the Exchange bugs that have been plaguing users since the release of iOS 6.1.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
3D-Printing Pen, The 3Doodler, Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal In Hours  —  3D printing can be complex or, if the 3Doodler is any indication, wildly simple.  Built by a team of toy designers, the 3Doodler is a pen with a simple plastic extruder at the tip.
Associated Press:
German antitrust probe into Amazon pricing policy  —  By By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press - 4 minutes ago  —  BERLIN (AP) — Online retailer Amazon may have broken antitrust laws in Germany by banning third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere, officials said Wednesday.
Steve Wildstrom / Tech.pinions:
HTC One, Android Zero  —  There was a word missing from HTC's unveiling of its impressive new HTC One phone.  HTC executives talked about the BlinkFeed streaming home screen, the redone Sense user interface, the BoomSound audio system, and the Zoe photo-plus-video app.
More: Engadget and PocketnowTweets: @reckless and @peterrojas
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
With $1.4M In Tow, Celly Launches On iOS To Let Anyone Create An Instant Mobile Social Network  —  Once upon a time, the pinnacle of social networking was the ability to connect with former classmates and share what your cat had for breakfast.  Today, the requirements for social networking have evolved and are more immediate.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Nokia Music+ now live for US Lumia owners  —  After launching the service across the pond just a few short days ago, Nokia's now ready to make Music+ available for the US — confirming to us today its availability on Yankee soil.  To recap, the paid subscription service ramps up the free app's offerings …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: The Burger King and Jeep Hacker Is Probably This DJ From New England  —  It was just going to be another boring President's Day on the Internet, when along came a spastic, hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald's, Gucci Mane, and caps lock.  Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover?
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations  —  In what may — or may not — turn out to be its final earnings report as a publicly held company, computing giant Dell just reported profits that beat the expectations of analysts.  —  Dell reported earnings of 40 cents per share …

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