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February 22, 2013, 8:30 AM

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Zendesk Security Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest  —  Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week.  Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
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.
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
Josh Aberant / Twitter Blog:
Introducing DMARC for Twitter.com emails  —  We send out lots of emails every day to our users letting them know what's happening on Twitter.  But there's no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a Twitter.com address in order to trick you into giving away key details …
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 and VentureBeat
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
An inside look at Google's news-ranking algorithm  —  Patent application seeks to refine algorithm for third time since 2003  —  A patent application filed by Google last year provides a detailed look at some of the metrics the company considers when ranking news stories and deciding …
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 …
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

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