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February 22, 2013, 6:40 PM

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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.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
No One Is More Excited For Google Glass Than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  There is perhaps no one more excited for Google Glass than Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  On Wednesday at the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay medical campus, the Facebook CEO met …
New York Post:
NYPD forms dedicated team to catch thieves who steal iPhones and iPads  —  iTheft busters  —  The theft of Apple devices is so rampant in New York that a team of cops has been assigned to work with the tech giant to get the stolen gadgets back, The Post has learned.
Paul Goldberger / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive Preview: Google's New Built-from-Scratch Googleplex … Plans for the new “Googleplex” headquarters.  —  Google occupies some of the most famous offices in the world—think cafés everywhere you look, treadmills with laptops attached to them, pool tables and bowling alleys …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo CEO Mayer Now Requiring Remote Employees to Not Be (Remote)  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has instituted a HR plan today to require Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities.  The move will apparently impact several hundred employees …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Director Of Product Blake Ross Is Leaving Facebook  —  Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross is leaving the company, he announced in a Facebook post yesterday afternoon.  —  For those of you who weren't reading TechCrunch in 2007, Firefox co-founder Ross and Joe Hewitt came to Facebook through …
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Microsoft likely to reveal Xbox 360 successor at April event  —  Sony may have gotten the jump on Microsoft in announcing its next-generation console, but odds are the public will introduced to the Xbox 360's successor well ahead of this year's E3.  Computer and Video Games is today reporting …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Morgan Stanley expects 6% dividend, cheaper ‘iPhone mini’ after meeting with Apple CFO  —  Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently met with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, and came away with the impression that Apple will likely increase cash return to shareholders …
Graeme McMillan / Wired:
Why All the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Were Pulled From the Web  —  After Disney's Paperman received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short last month, the company released it in full on YouTube, an internet-savvy move that garnered widespread attention for the film and inspired …
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 …

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