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February 23, 2013, 5:05 PM

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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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Physically Together”: Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo for Remote Workers and Maybe More  —  Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees …
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
When Is Sheryl Sandberg Leaving Facebook?  —  It's tempting to read Jodi Kantor's Times story about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new Lean In book and accompanying female-empowerment movement as a prelude to a run for public office, and many have done exactly that.
More: Business Insider and QuartzTweets: @karaswisher
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
Wikipedia to deliver articles via text messages in coming months  —  Wikipedia has been working on new ways to bring its 25 million articles to more users in developing markets, where smartphones and internet connectivity are still sporadic.  The latest plan is let users request specific articles …
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Microsoft's Azure service hit by expired SSL certificate  —  The company also reported service problems with Xbox Music and Video Store services  —  Microsoft's Azure cloud platform faced a worldwide outage in its storage services from Friday afternoon because of an expired SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate.
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.
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 …
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Visa Debuts New Mobile Payments And NFC Partner Program For Merchants And Developers, Ready  —  Credit card company Visa is ramping up its partner program to help integrate its payments technologies in mobile devices and platforms.  The new initiative, called the Visa Ready Partner Program …
Emily Price / Mashable!:
Study Shows iPhone 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 …

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