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February 23, 2013, 1:05 AM

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Matt Thomlinson / Microsoft Security Response Center:
Recent Cyberattacks  —  As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion.  —  Consistent with our security response practices, we chose not to make a statement during the initial information gathering process.
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.
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 …
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling  —  Apple has withdrawn from its proxy statement a controversial proposal it had intended to place before shareholders that had drawn the ire, and a lawsuit, from hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital.
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 …
Emily Price / Mashable!:
Study Shows iPhone 300% More Reliable Than Samsung Smartphones  —  A new report from product Q & A site FixYa found that the iPhone was more reliable than smartphones made by Motorola, Samsung and Nokia.  —  The study looked at data from 722,558 problem reports listed on the site …
Casey Lynch / IGN:
IGN Layoffs and Saying Goodbye to 1UP and GameSpy  —  Good times, bad times.  —  Alas, today we had to say goodbye to friends and co-workers, as well as begin the process of bidding a fond farewell to both 1UP and GameSpy.  Why?  Given the state of the market and the economy …
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google I/O registration begins March 13th at 7am PST, requires Google+ and Google Wallet accounts  —  Google has announced the registration dates for this year's I/O conference, which will be held on May 15-17, 2013 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.  Registration for the conference will open on March 13th at 7AM PST.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Retina MacBook Pro Processor Bumps Offer Minor 3-5% Performance Improvements  —  Following last week's introduction of new processors for the Retina MacBook Pro lineup, Primate Labs has analyzed benchmarks coming in from the new machines through the company's popular Geekbench 2 software.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Best Buy offers two-week, $100 discount on all Windows 8 touchscreen PCs  —  Microsoft's Tami Reller told us that demand for touchscreen Windows 8 computers was outstripping supply, but it seems that Best Buy still isn't selling quite as many as it would like.

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