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February 26, 2013, 12:35 PM

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Seth Sternberg / Google+ Developers Blog:
Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam  —  Today we're adding a new feature to the Google+ platform: application sign-in.  Whether you're building an app for Android, iOS or the web, users can now sign in to your app with Google, and bring along their Google+ info for an upgraded experience.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google+ Sign-In takes on Facebook Connect and frictionless sharing  —  Google+ has been on a steady path of iteration and integration since its debut in 2011, and now it's getting a new universal login and sharing system called Google+ Sign-In.  On one level, it's an answer to Facebook Connect …
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Google's Rubin: No Need For Retail Stores  —  Despite reports that Google has been eyeing real estate for physical stores, Android chief Andy Rubin says the company really doesn't need its own retail effort.  —  A few years ago, consumers needed to touch and feel devices but these days …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Foursquare Partners with Visa and MasterCard to Give Discounts When Users Shop  —  Company Will Take a Cut of Offers Redeemed  —  Looking to unlock a new revenue stream, Foursquare is announcing new partnerships with Visa and MasterCard that will let credit and debit card holders claim discounts at participating retailers.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's ‘Think Different’ man likes Samsung's ad campaign  —  Apple is like Obama after the first debate, says TBWA\Chiat\Day's former creative director  —  FORTUNE — Ken Segall worked with Steve Jobs for 14 years, during which time he put the i in iMac and found the thread that links Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart.
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Durability Will Be Apple's Biggest Challenge to Making a Curved iWatch  —  The curved display that wraps around your wrist is the coolest thing about the revolutionary smartwatch we all know Apple is building, but it's one of the easiest parts of the project.
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Mid-2013 expansion for Internet names targeted  —  By By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer - 8 hours ago  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter for Windows Phone finally gets new design that matches other apps, Live Tile support and more  —  Twitter has announced a long-awaited updated to its official app for Windows Phone which brings its design in line with the apps for other platforms like iOS, Android and the web.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Exclusive: RightScale is first to resell, support Google Compute Engine  —  Here's something to ponder for those who don't see Google Compute Engine as ready for primetime: RightScale will start reselling and providing first-line support of the Google public cloud infrastructure.  This is big news.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Internet Explorer 10 finally released for Windows 7  —  Four months after Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 with and for Windows 8, Redmond has finally released a version of the company's newest browser for its 700 million Windows 7 users in 95 other languages too.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner  —  Keith Rabois is going to be a full-time investor after more than a decade in operating roles.  And fittingly, he'll be doing that as a partner at Khosla Ventures — a high-powered firm as feisty, contrarian, and entrepreneur-focused as he is.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Opera reveals its new WebKit-based browser for Android  —  The radically overhauled browser works on Gingerbread, gets “Off-road Mode” for bad networks, adds a content discovery tool, and will ship in the first half of the year.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Opera Software has dropped the new engine …
More: Engadget
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Salesforce.com Launches Service Cloud Mobile With In-App Customer Service, Co-Browsing And Chat  —  Salesforce.com is launching Service Cloud Mobile, a package of four new features, including mobile co-browsing, in-line community support for game apps and a mobile chat capability.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance  —  Nvidia only recently introduced its Tegra 4i processor, which pairs Tegra 4 power with integrated LTE — an Nvidia first for mobile chips — into a single system-on-a-chip.
More: NVIDIA and IntoMobile

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