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February 21, 2013, 6:40 PM

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Google Chrome 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.
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.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Why Google Made Its Own High-End Laptop, the Chromebook Pixel  —  Google today unveiled the Chromebook Pixel, a laptop that it designed and built itself.  Unlike prior Chromebooks, whose main draw was their value, this one is built to compete with the top end of the market.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
The massive advertising shift that Twitter is trying to capitalize on with its API  —  Much has been written about the disruption taking place in the media industry as a result of the web and the atomization of content, but less has been said about how the advertising business …
AllThingsD:
Native Instagram App Is Not Coming to BlackBerry 10  —  BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says the company has a clear shot at turning BlackBerry 10 into the “No. 3 mobile ecosystem in the world,” but to do that, the company needs a critical mass of native apps, particularly big-name ones.
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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
HP Beats Expectations With Revenue of $28.36B, $1.2B Earnings And EPS Of $0.82 For Q1 2013  —  HP just released its Q1 2013 earnings report and for once, the company beat analyst expectations: revenue was once again down 6% to $28.4 billion, but still higher than most analysts expected.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
LivingSocial CEO Fires Back And Calls Damning Report ‘Fiction’  —  PrivCo, a research firm that tracks private companies, reported yesterday that daily-deals company LivingSocial had taken an “emergency” round of debt from current investors.  —  Now LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy …
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.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 3 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform  —  It's almost as if there's an arms race in online education.  Which MOOC platform can expand the fastest?  Place your bets now.  On the heels of edX's announcement that it will be expanding internationally …
More: VatorNews
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.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Joins Oracle to Defend Software Patents Against Google  —  The top lawyers for Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Oracle Corp. (ORCL), saying software patents are important drivers of U.S. innovation and economic growth, pressed Congress today to reject calls to limit that legal protection.
More: TechNet Blogs and ZDNet

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