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February 22, 2013, 6:05 AM

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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.
Mat Honan / Wired:
Zendesk Security Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest  —  Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week.  Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
Nevada governor signs online gambling bill law after measure fast-tracked through Legislature  —  CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation Thursday legalizing online gambling in Nevada, capping a dizzying day at the Legislature as lawmakers passed the bill through the Assembly and Senate as an emergency measure.
More: VentureBeat and CNET
James Niccolai / Computerworld:
HP's Whitman says ‘no plans to break up the company’  —  HP's CEO has again dismissed rumors that HP may be broken up into smaller businesses  —  Hewlett-Packard's CEO has dismissed persistent rumors that the company might break itself up in a move that could create more value for shareholders.
Élyse Betters / 9to5Mac:
Qualcomm's latest chip could end iPhone LTE band fragmentation by putting 40 bands into one chipset  —  Apple's LTE chip supplier Qualcomm announced on Thursday that it hopes to tackle cellular radio frequency band fragmentation with the first “single, global 4G LTE design” for mobile devices.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple-Samsung Judge Says Companies Must Narrow Lawsuit  —  Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) must narrow their patent-infringement lawsuit case scheduled for trial in 2014, a judge ruled.  —  U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, today told lawyers …
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
An inside look at Google's news-ranking algorithm  —  Patent application seeks to refine algorithm for third time since 2003  —  A patent application filed by Google last year provides a detailed look at some of the metrics the company considers when ranking news stories and deciding …
Brad Smith / TechNet Blogs:
The Patent System: Fix What's Broken, Don't Break What's Working  —  Earlier today, I participated in an event on Capitol Hill about the U.S. patent system and software patents sponsored by BSAâ"‚The Software Alliance and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Chrome browser gains Web Speech API support in latest stable build  —  Good news, everyone: a safer and more robust version of Google Chrome has just been tipped for the masses.  Like we've previously seen in the beta release, the stable version of Chrome 25 brings support for the Web Speech API.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu touch preview can now be installed on Nexus phones, tablets  —  The promised Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, the first version of Ubuntu ready for phones and tablets, is now available for download.  Canonical has provided operating system images for various types of Nexus devices, along with instructions for installing them.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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