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February 27, 2013, 12:00 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung takes a page from Apple's Passbook with new Wallet app  —  Samsung took the wraps off of its new Samsung Wallet app during a developer conference at Mobile World Congress on Wednesday.  The Wallet app is designed to let users store things such as event tickets, boarding passes …
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Passbook mobile ticketing expanding to 13 MLB ballparks this season  —  For the 2013 baseball season, Major League Baseball is more than tripling the number of stadiums that will accept mobile tickets via Apple's Passbook app.  This year there will be 13 stadiums that will enable paperless …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches updated Office 365 for business users  —  Summary: Microsoft is launching the services piece of its ‘new Office’ for businesses on February 27.  Here's what new and existing users can expect, as of today.  —  In late January 2013, Microsoft launched its consumer-focused version …
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Is Twitter Really Worth $10 Billion?  —  I spent the last week trying to write a column that proved Twitter wasn't worth $10 billion.  Then the facts intervened.  —  Stubbornly, they arranged themselves into a most unexpected conclusion, one that seems almost blasphemy to type …
Ryan Tate / Wired:
This Amazing 3-D Desktop Was Born at Microsoft  —  LONG BEACH, California - The history of computer revolutions will show a logical progression from the Mac to the iPad to something like this SpaceTop 3-D desktop, if computer genius Jinha Lee has anything to say about it.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon warns iOS users to skip latest app update following reports of deleted books  —  Amazon has warned users of its Kindle app for iOS to refrain from updating to the latest version after acknowledging that a “known issue” with its latest submission to the App Store.
Wall Street Journal:
In India, iPhone Lags Far Behind  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -0.20% is overhauling its iPhone operations in the crucial Indian market, attempting to chip away at Samsung Electronics Co.'s 005930.SE 0.00% dominance by adjusting to the country's retailing rules and convoluted distribution process.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Streaming Music Service Goes Big Screen With Debut Of Cloud Player For iPad  —  Only a couple of weeks after announcing Amazon Cloud Player integration with Ford SYNC's AppLink platform, the company has today updated its iOS application with native support for the Apple iPad.
Michael V. Copeland / Wired:
New App Turns Your iPhone Into a Mobile Urine Lab  —  LONG BEACH, California - For entrepreneur Myshkin Ingawale the logic was unassailable.  Everybody pees.  And everyone has a cellphone.  “There has to be something going on there,” Ingawale told a chuckling crowd at the TED conference.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Why don't MacBooks come with cellular networking?  —  I've shared John Gruber's theory on this for a while: … It's been long enough since cellular modems in PC laptops became commonplace, and the MacBook line is diverse enough, that the omission of cellular options looks like a deliberate choice …
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Adobe outs Photoshop Touch for phones, ready to outfit pockets for $4.99  —  Jealous about your mates' ability to edit photos and whatnot via their mid-sized slates?  Well, Adobe has just announced a solution that's ready to equip your handset of choice.  That's right, the pro design software …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple CEO to Face Investors Seeking More of Cash Hoard  —  CalPERS' Simpson on Apple, Einhorn, Preferred Stock  —  As Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook takes the stage at this year's shareholder meeting, he may not get the reception he received in 2012, when investors lauded the company's performance and rising shares.
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Wisdoms of Pearl:
Tweens + Instagram = Tweenstagram !!!  —  While hanging with my 12 year old cousin the other day, I unknowingly entered into the world of Tweenstagram, a vastly different space than the Instagram I have grown to know and love (and refresh too often).  And what a FASCINATING world it is!
More: Betabeat
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine:
Intel Tackles Big Data With Release of Apache Hadoop Platform  —  Intel on Tuesday made a big play to provide organizations with an open-source, hardware-accelerated, and secure foundation for big data analysis with the announcement of the global availability of Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Bizarre old-school spyware attacks governments, sports Mark of the Beast  —  One of the Twitter feeds MiniDuke-infected machines use to locate a command-and-control server.  —  Kaspersky Lab  —  Unidentified attackers have infected government agencies and organizations in 23 countries …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Spotify for iPhone updated with new interface  —  Spotify has just updated its mobile app for iPhone with a new interface that puts it on par with last year's overhauled Android version.  There are a few big changes to the interface, and the most prominent is the addition of a swipe-across menu …
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Yahoo responds to outcry, says work-from-home ban is not an ‘industry view’  —  SUNNYVALE — Appearing to acknowledge the uproar over its recent move to order telecommuting workers back to the office, Yahoo (YHOO) issued a brief statement Tuesday to assert that it wasn't offering a broad judgment on the practice of working from home.
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Boss Talk: What RSA Learned From Its Security Breach  —  There's a lot of hyperbole in the war against hackers.  Art Coviello, the 59-year-old executive chairman of EMC Corp.'s RSA security division, is in a position to size up the real threat.  —  RSA makes the login security systems used by 95 of the Fortune 100 companies.
More: AllThingsD
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Clearwire to tap Sprint money but continue Dish talks  —  (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp (CLWR.O) said on Wednesday that it would draw on $80 million in financing from Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N), which is seeking to buy it, but vowed to continue talks with rival bidder Dish Network Corp (DISH.O).

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