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February 21, 2013, 2:25 PM

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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple patent filing points directly to ‘iWatch’ concept with flexible touchscreen display  —  A patent application discovered by AppleInsider on Thursday reveals Apple is indeed investigating a wearable accessory device that not only boasts a flexible touchscreen display …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Launches $1,299 Chromebook Pixel With 2560×1700 3:2 12.85″ Touchscreen, Core i5 CPU, 1TB Of Google Drive Storage & Optional LTE  —  After a few weeks of rumors, Google just announced the latest device in its Chromebook lineup: the Chromebook Pixel.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Developing Touchscreen Devices Using Chrome Operating System  —  Google Inc. has developed the first touchscreen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system to be sold later this year, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet giant tries to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.
The Official Google Blog:
The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next  —  Chromebooks were designed to make computing speedy, simple and secure.  For many of you, they have become the perfect, additional (and yes, affordable) computer: ideal for catching up on emails, sharing documents and chatting via Hangouts.
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Looks to Make Its Computer Glasses Stylish  —  People wearing Google's glasses are transported to a strange new world in which the Internet is always in their line of sight.  But for people looking at the people wearing those glasses, the view is even stranger — someone wearing a computer processor …
Josh Aberant / Twitter Blog:
Introducing DMARC for Twitter.com emails  —  We send out lots of emails every day to our users letting them know what's happening on Twitter.  But there's no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a Twitter.com address in order to trick you into giving away key details …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing  —  After a meeting in New York Tuesday, the ratings company will roll out a system to measure broadband, Xbox and, in time, iPads, with more changes to come.  —  The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce …
Tom Bramwell / Eurogamer.net:
Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games  —  Shuhei Yoshida confirms it.  Plus: source tells EG patent wasn't PS4-related.  —  Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told Eurogamer that PlayStation 4 will not block the use of second-hand games …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond  —  A White House petition to make unlocking cell phones legal again has passed the 100,000 signature mark.  Passing the milestone means the US government has to issue an official response.
Digits:
Saverin on the Future of Facebook  —  At the Wall Street Journal's Unleashing Innovation Conference in Singapore Facebook co- founder Eduardo Saverin talks with Executive Editor Almar Latour about what might lie ahead for the popular social network, and whether Facebook should buy LinkedIn.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Video Discovery Startup Fanhattan Launches A Web Interface With More Than 1 Million Movies And TV Titles  —  It's not hard to find video on the web.  But with dozens of premium content providers out there and millions of videos to choose from, figuring out what's worth watching can be a challenge.
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google Shopping Tops Amazon Product Ads: 32.7% More Cost Effective  —  A new report from CPC Strategy looks at how Google Shopping fared against its rival, Amazon Product Ads, after making the switch to a commercial model in Q3 last year.  The analysis finds its performance changed significantly compared …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ahead of Apple Proxy Fight Explainer, ATD Late-Night Chat With Greenlight's Einhorn  —  Like me, David Einhorn — the brainy hedge fund star who is currently engaged in a proxy battle with Apple over a corporate governance procedure, related in this case to how to deal with its $137.1 billion cash hoard …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
3.5m downloads on, CloudOn takes its Microsoft Office editing suite to Android smartphones  —  CloudOn, the mobile app for creating, editing and managing Microsoft Office and Adobe documents in the cloud, has today announced the launch of version4.0 of its productivity workspace, which sees it finally rolled out for Android smartphones.
Bloomberg:
Sprint CEO Hesse Seeking More Deals as Data Demand Surges  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse said he's on a hunt for wireless spectrum after watching Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. devour more and more of the mobile-phone industry's most precious resource.
John Leyden / The Register:
Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak  —  We're being singled out, claims app maker  —  The maker of Adblock Plus is upset its users must jump through hoops to get its advert-banishing app working on devices running Android - the mobile OS made by advertising giant Google.

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