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February 23, 2013, 11:45 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on preview  —  Last year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 10.1, its first proper tablet with S Pen support.  We weren't terribly fond of the Note 10.1 when we eventually reviewed it, but Samsung is back this year with the Galaxy Note 8.0.
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 …
AllThingsD:
What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona  —  Mobile World Congress doesn't really get going until the weekend.  —  But here at AllThingsD, we want you to have a pretty good idea what to expect even before things kick off in Barcelona.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Firefox 22 will block third-party cookies  —  Jonathan Mayer, a researcher at Stanford, has contributed a patch for Firefox that will block third-party cookies from installing on the user's browser.  The patch is set to be incorporated into Firefox 22.  For some sense of timing on the project, Firefox 19 was released on Tuesday.
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Zain Shauk / Houston Chronicle:
Malware on oil rig computers raises security fears  —  Malicious software unintentionally downloaded by offshore oil workers has incapacitated computer networks on some rigs and platforms, exposing gaps in security that could pose serious risks to people and the environment, cybersecurity professionals told the Houston Chronicle.
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.
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 …

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