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February 21, 2013, 11:05 AM

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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 …
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 …
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:
Sam Byford / The Verge:
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.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Video Discovery Startup Fanhattan Launches A Web Interface, With More Than 1 Million Movies And TV Titles  —  It's not easy 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.
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC orders 2M people to power down cell phone signal boosters  —  Wireless signal boosters improve cellular connections to service provider networks.  —  FCC  —  The Federal Communications Commission today enacted a set of rules governing the sale and deployment of wireless signal boosters …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Pinterest Completes $200 Million Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation  —  Pinterest, the popular social scrapbooking site, has completed a massive $200 million funding, which values the company at $2.5 billion, according to sources close to the situation.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
CNET Doesn't Have to Ban BitTorrent Clients, Court Rules  —  CBS and CNET have scored an important victory in their ongoing copyright infringement case against a coalition of artists.  —  The musicians, joined by billionaire Alki David, had requested a preliminary injunction to prevent …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Telenav Scout for iPhone: Share turn-by-turn navigation with friends  —  Summary: Telenav has introduced a new version of its Scout for iPhone app that brings shared navigation to the mobile world.  Recipients don't need the app or even an iPhone to get turn-by-turn navigation via email, text, or Facebook.
comScore, Inc.:
U.S. Consumer Online Travel Spending Surpasses $100 Billion for First Time in 2012  —  RESTON, VA, February 20, 2012 - comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its Full Year and Q4 2012 U.S. travel e-commerce sales estimates.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Backblaze shares third-gen storage server design  —  Want to launch your own high-capacity networked storage infrastructure?  Backblaze just shared its new 180-terabyte Storage Pod design.  —  Backblaze, a startup offering online backup service, has released the designs for its newest Storage Pod …

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