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February 22, 2013, 1:00 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.
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Nokia to fight rivals with cheaper models-sources  —  (Reuters) - Nokia is shifting the focus of its turnaround strategy to regaining domination of cheaper handsets after a stuttering campaign to catch up with Apple and Samsung in high-end smartphones.  —  Company sources said it would …
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.
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:
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Admits Critical Bugs Caused Page Reach To Be Misreported For Months  —  While trying to speed up its iOS and Android apps, Facebook accidentally stripped out too much data about news feed posts by Pages.  This caused Page Insights to be misreported, leading admins to believe …
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
More: ZDNet and VentureBeat
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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