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March 1, 2013, 1:45 PM

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Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
FCC To Investigate Cell Phone Unlocking Ban  —  Following an online uproar over a law banning the unlocking of cell phones, the Federal Communications Commission will investigate whether the ban is harmful to economic competitiveness and if the executive branch has any authority to change the law.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Einhorn's Greenlight Drops “Silly” Apple Suit  —  Hedge fund magnate and famous Apple bull David Einhorn has dropped his lawsuit against the company in which he holds some 1.3 million shares.  Einhorn's Greenlight Capital on Friday withdrew the suit it brought against Apple over a proxy proposal …
David Hsieh / DisplaySearch Blog:
Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?  —  The launch of the iPad mini in late 2012 has been seen as an acknowledgement by Apple that smaller size (7-9") tablet PCs would become a larger part of the market than larger sizes (9.7" or 10.1").  Key aspects are more attractive prices and the ability …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google's CFO says Motorola's upcoming products aren't ‘wow’ by Google standards (update)  —  If you were hoping to see a revelatory smartphone from Motorola in the near future, you might want to tone down those expectations.  Google's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette today …
Groupon, Inc.:
Groupon Announces Leadership Change  —  Board Appoints Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis to the Office of the Chief Executive-Board Initiates Search for New CEO—Groupon, the global leader in local commerce, today announced a leadership change in which Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Oracle investigating after two more Java 7 zero-day flaws found  —  Summary: Polish security researchers have discovered yet more zero-day vulnerabilities in Java, the beleaguered Web plug-in, that led to the successful intrusion of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft in recent weeks.  —  Zack Whittaker
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
US Web payment enabler Stripe finally comes to Europe, launches beta service in the UK  —  Stripe, the fast-growing Web payment enabler from the US, has finally launched its service in Europe, starting with the UK today.  —  Founder Patrick Collison announced the launch of a beta service …
David Meyer / GigaOM:
BSkyB buys Telefónica UK's fixed-line business for $300M  —  British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) will buy Telefónica's UK fixed-line broadband and telephony business for up to £200 million ($303 million), the companies announced early on Friday.
Gary Sims / Android Authority:
Ex-Apple marketing guru Guy Kawasaki now advising Motorola  —  Apple's former chief technology evangelist Guy Kawasaki has taken a job as an advisor to Motorola.  His remit at Motorola includes product design, user interface, marketing, and social media.  One of his first social media tasks …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
First BB10 update addresses battery life, low-light photography, third-party app performance and more  —  BlackBerry 10 has been out in the wild for almost a month, and today early adopters will begin receiving the first update to the new platform: version 10.0.10.85.

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