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February 22, 2013, 12:15 PM

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Mikkel Svane / Zendesk.com:
We've been hacked  —  We feel that it's important our customers receive an update from us on a recent security situation.  We have an investigation underway and do not have the answer to every question.  —  We've become aware that a hacker accessed our system this week.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates  —  Up close and personal with Google's visionary new computer  —  The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google's NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me.  This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity.
Galen M. Gruman / InfoWorld:
Hands-on with the Ubuntu Touch Linux smartphone  —  The early and surprisingly nice version bodes well for Canonical's Linux smartphone — but you may not want to install it yourself Ubuntu Touch's home screen Developers got their first hands-on peek yesterday of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch OS for mobile phones …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Orange Acquired Dailymotion For $168 Million By Buying Out Remaining 51% Stake [Update: Orange Confirms]  —  Back in January 2011, Orange acquired 49 percent of Dailymotion for $78 million (€59 million), and declared that they wanted to buy out the remaining 51 percent.
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Nokia to fight rivals with cheaper models: sources  —  (Reuters) - Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is set to launch cheaper handset models in an attempt to fend off growing competition from Chinese rivals in the low-end market, company sources said on Friday.
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Google's Offer Extensions rolling out within a week, integrating deals with search  —  Google's Offer Extensions, which pair ads in search result pages with Groupon-like deals and special discounts, is set to roll out to all advertisers by the end of February, according to an ad industry insider.
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.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
NBCU Spent $195 Million To Buy Back Half Of MSNBC.com  —  Thanks to Comcast's 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, we now know how much NBCUniversal spent to buy back the 50% of MSNBC.com that was owned by Microsoft.  —  The total purchase price for Microsoft's stake was $195 million …
More: Neowin
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
PayPal Here Is Coming To The UK, Its First Mobile Payment Market In Europe, Armed With A New Way To Read Your Card  —  Make way for one more player in the European mobile payments space, and a big one at that.  Today, the online payments giant PayPal announced that from this summer …
Valéry Marchive / ZDNet:
France to invest €20bn in high-speed broadband for the entire country  —  Summary: French president François Hollande wants very high-speed broadband to reach every household in the country by 2023 - a plan that will need private as well as public investment.  —  Valéry Marchive
More: Reuters
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives Graph Search To More People, Makes Those Left Out Jealous  —  Five weeks after launch, Facebook gave reporters a ‘State Of Graph Search’ today at its Menlo Park HQ.  It's been rolled out from the original 100,000 users to “hundreds of thousands,” and now a news feed story …
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 …
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.
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.

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