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February 25, 2013, 11:05 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Apple Is Beta-Testing An Update That Kills Evasi0n Jailbreak  —  All good jailbreaks must come to an end.  —  Late last week Apple released an update for iOS to developers in beta that prevents the use of the popular jailbreak software evasi0n, according to one of evasi0n's creators who tested the patch over the weekend, David Wang.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash  —  Did your kid rack up charges on Apple's app store without your permission?  You may be in luck: the company says it will pay to settle a lawsuit over so-called “bait apps,” which are games that can be downloaded …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone  —  LG doesn't seem to know why it just bought webOS  —  HP will indeed sell key pieces of its webOS product and team to LG for use in smart TVs, but contrary to earlier leaked reports, the deal doesn't include the entire webOS portfolio.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Survey Says: Despite Yahoo Ban, Most Tech Companies Support Work-From-Home for Employees  —  Last week, a fierce debate erupted over a range of social networks and in the media about a story we posted on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new decree that employees at the Silicon Valley Internet company would no longer be able to work from home.
Bloomberg:
Google Said Developing Subscription Music Service  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), developer of the Android mobile-phone platform, plans to start a subscription music-streaming service to challenge Spotify Ltd., said two people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Negotiations are under …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Apple's International Retail Strategy  —  In 2012 Apple opened 41 stores.  The total is the second highest yearly opening rate since the stores first began operating.  The highest total was in 2008 when 47 stores opened.  —  Although it is a healthy total, the surprising story about retail …
More: GigaOM and TUAW
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Rejecting Apps Using Cookie-Tracking Methods, Signaling Push To Its Own Ad Identifier Technology Is Now Underway  —  Mobile app developers using a technology called “cookie tracking” (sometimes called “Safari flip-flop” or “HTML5 first party cookies") are starting to have their apps rejected …
More: CNET
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Chromebook Pixel review: another impractical marvel from Google  —  We've had a bit of a love / hate relationship with the Google Chromebook since the first one crossed our laps back in 2011 — the Samsung Series 5.  We loved the concept, but hated the very limited functionality provided by your $500 investment.
Adam Goodman / The Duo Bulletin:
Bypassing Google's Two-Factor Authentication  —  TL;DR - An attacker can bypass Google's two-step login verification, reset a user's master password, and otherwise gain full account control, simply by capturing a user's application-specific password (ASP).  —  (With all due respect to Google's “Good to Know” ad campaign)
James Hutchinson / Australian Financial Review:
Legal twist in Apple, Samsung case  —  A two-year legal battle between smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung has taken an unprecedented twist in Australia, with two Federal Court judges now hearing the case together.  —  The case, which began in 2011, resumed in the Federal Court this week.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Internet providers launch controversial Copyright Alert System, promise ‘education’ over lawsuits  —  The new program rolls out with five major internet service providers today, but the bark is worse than the bite  —  Five major internet service providers have signed onto a private sector effort …
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies  —  Mobile World Congress: Vodafone, Telefónica and Telecom Italia urge regulators to allow consolidation  —  European mobile companies have vowed to “break the monopolies” enjoyed by Google and Apple in smartphones …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control  —  As stuff like Google Glass becomes mainstream, we're going to see a lot more wearable computing devices around.  But one thing that isn't clear is how we'll control them.
Gabe / Penny Arcade:
The MS Surface Pro  —  I was aware of the Surface Pro but I wasn't especially interested in it until I heard it came with a stylus and supported pressure sensitivity.  I love gadgets and drawing so it only makes sense that I've always been curious about gadgets you can draw on.
More: Neowin and WinBeta
Jaymar Cabebe / CNET:
DoubleTwist and Qualcomm to bring AirPlay-like streaming to Android  —  DoubleTwist and Qualcomm are teaming up to bring a new open-source wireless-streaming platform called MagicPlay to Android.  —  DoubleTwist, maker of the popular eponymous music player software, has teamed …
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
J. Crew Chief and American Express Invest in Warby Parker  —  Warby Parker, the hip purveyor of retro-style glasses, has solidified ties with two of its most prominent fans.  —  Now the three-year-old start-up can count Millard S. Drexler, the chief executive of J. Crew …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
ZTE Grand Memo: hands-on with a 5.7-inch smartphone  —  We're at ZTE's booth here at MWC taking a look at the Chinese manufacturer's new giant smartphone, the 5.7-inch Grand Memo.  As the name — and the screen size — suggests, the Memo is enormous.  Unlike more recent smartphone-tablets …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
After CEO Departure, Mobile Video Startup Viddy Cuts Staff By More Than A Third  —  It was less than a year ago that Viddy was flying high, quoting massive user growth and raising a massive $30 million round of funding from NEA, Goldman Sachs, Khosla Ventures, and Battery Ventures.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Yandex deals Google a one-two punch, debuts alternative Android app store and 3D interface  —  We knew it was coming soon, but Yandex has waited for the official start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to actually debut it: say hola to Yandex.Store, its alternative Android app store …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
YouTube testing Hulu-esque pre-roll ad chooser, letting you watch one long or several short ones  —  YouTube is testing out a new pre-roll ad setup across the site that looks a lot like the current Hulu offerings.  The new ad displays before the video starts, where a pre-roll ad …
Thanks:@alex
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Chrome may soon get audio indicators to show you noisy tabs, keep them open when memory runs out  —  Google is working on identifying Chrome tabs that are currently playing audio (or recording it).  The feature is expected to show an audio animation if a tab is broadcasting or recording sound.

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