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February 28, 2013, 6:30 PM

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Groupon, Inc.:
Groupon Announces Leadership Change  —  Board Appoints Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis to the Office of the Chief Executive  —  CHICAGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), the global leader in local commerce, today announced a leadership change in which Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky …
Brian Boland / Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook to Acquire Atlas from Microsoft  —  We're pleased to announce that we have agreed to acquire the Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft.  Atlas is a leader in campaign management and measurement for marketers and agencies.  We believe this acquisition will benefit both marketers and users, and we'd like to explain why.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms It Will Acquire Atlas Advertiser Suite From Microsoft To Close The Ad Spend Loop  —  After weeks of speculation and leaks, Facebook today announced it will buy the Atlas Advertiser Suite away from Microsoft.  The Seattle-based Atlas team will stay put …
More: Forbes
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
UK judge who issued extreme ruling for Samsung against Apple hired by... Samsung!  —  By far and away the weirdest ruling in the worldwide smartphone and tablet wars came down last year in the UK, where a publicity order forcing Apple to promote Samsung's products and to make itself ridiculous …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Exclusive: EU regulators likely to fine Microsoft by end-March - sources  —  (Reuters) - EU competition regulators plan to fine Microsoft before the end of March in a case tied to the U.S. software giant's antitrust battle in Europe more than a decade ago, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Koozoo turns every old iPhone into a 24/7 spycam  —  Rick's American Cafe is the most popular bar where I went to school in Ann Arbor, MI.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, rain or shine, the line to get into Rick's wraps around the block.  One entrepreneurial student with a great view …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Measuring the iBook market  —  In June of 2011 Apple announced that 130 million ebooks were sold through iTunes.  In October of 2012 it announced that 400 million sold.  —  That means 270 million ebooks were sold in 16 months.  Or about 17 million units per month, on average.
More: Macgasm
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
ISPs Finally Explain How ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Program Will Work  —  Internet Service Providers are finally revealing how they will implement a new anti-piracy system known as “Six Strikes” which has been rolling out this week.  —  The program, officially called the Copyright Alert System …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Time Warner Cable says there's no consumer demand for gigabit internet  —  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference moments ago, Time Warner Cable's Chief Financial Officer Irene Esteves seemed dismissive of the impact Google Fiber is having on consumers.
More: Wired and Computerworld
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
UpTo wants to be the social glue of tomorrow, adds $1.5M, and opens its event stream platform  —  Last year UpTo launched as a way of sharing upcoming events with friends, family, and colleagues: the social network of tomorrow.  Now, 500,000 shared events and 2000 organizational event streams later …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement  —  It seems that, once again, the UK is going censorship crazy and not realizing how that only attacts more attention to that which they're trying to censor.  This time, it involves some photos that were posted online …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Dropbox users complain of spam emails reminiscent of last year's data leak, company is investigating  —  A thread on the Dropbox forums is filling up with reports of users getting sent spam email to addresses that have exclusively been used for the service.  The uptick in spam has grown beyond …
More: BuzzFeed
Bloomberg:
Google Helped Honor FTC Chairman During Agency Inquiry  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) contributed $25,000 to honor the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission while under investigation by the agency for antitrust violations, Senate records show.  —  The company donated the money to Common Sense Media Inc. …
More: The Next WebThanks:@lutherlowe
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
AT&T “Hacker” Andrew Auernheimer's Sentencing Scheduled For March 18  —  Internet activist (and Crunchies winner) Andrew Auernheimer's sentencing trial will take place on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am.  Auernheimer aka Weev revealed a security flaw in AT&T's iPad user database, allowing him to scrape the data from 114,000 iPad users.

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Microsoft:
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