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February 22, 2013, 1:25 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
More: Electronista and CNET
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.
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: CNET
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 …
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.

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Microsoft:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection' goes gold: Available for pre-download later Friday  —  Dan Ayoub, studio head of Halo External Development at 343 Industries, shares his thoughts about the major milestone.
Amazon Web Services:
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Rackspace:
Another Patent Troll Slain.  You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.  —  Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll.  I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat.  No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable …
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