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March 22, 2013, 6:20 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Major security hole allows Apple passwords to be reset with only email address, date of birth (update)  —  Apple yesterday rolled out two-step verification, a security measure that promises to further shield Apple ID and iCloud accounts from being hijacked.  Unfortunately, today a new exploit …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Google's Android unit reportedly building a smartwatch  —  According to a recent report from The Financial Times, Google might also be getting into the smartwatch game.  And unlike Glass, which was developed in the company's experimental X Lab, the watch (not pictured above) …
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
LG joins the fray, making a smartwatch and a Glass-like device  —  LG is joining the wearable computing race with a smartwatch of its own, and even a device that is similar to Google's Project Glass.  —  Coincidence or not, we've been hearing a lot of buzz lately about various companies …
Joanna Stern / ABC News:
BlackBerry Testing Phone-Powered Tablets, Laptops  —  BlackBerry finally launches today its first BlackBerry 10 phone in the United States, the BlackBerry Z10.  After sitting on the sidelines during Apple, Google and Microsoft's smartphone war, the new software platform has the features …
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
Box and Evernote execs: Don't ignore Microsoft's platforms  —  Evernote CTO Dave Engberg has noticed something funny: Just because a lot of people own a particular type of smartphone, that doesn't mean they actually download apps for it.  —  Speaking today at Business Insider's IGNITION Mobile conference …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Lockheed Martin Harnesses Quantum Technology  —  VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Our digital age is all about bits, those precise ones and zeros that are the stuff of modern computer code.  —  But a powerful new type of computer that is about to be commercially deployed by a major American military contractor …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Elop throws an iPhone on Finnish TV, refuses to answer Lumia 928 questions  —  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop faced some tough questions from a Finnish TV presenter this week, focusing on the upcoming Lumia 928 handset.  In a show aired on commercial TV station MTV3 in Finland …
New York Times:
IPhone Contracts With Carriers Under Scrutiny in Europe  —  European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition.
Jack Clark / The Register:
Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system  —  Canonical to help government add “Chinese specific” features to OS  —  Ubuntu is going to become the reference architecture for a Linux distribution, backed and developed by the Chinese government.  —  The news means Ubuntu-stewards Canonical …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
“An historic moment”: 888 first online gambling company to win US license  —  888, a London, UK-listed operator of online casino, bingo and poker games, today announced that it has gained a license to operate in the United States.  —  The online gaming giant, which is headquartered …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds ‘offers in-app purchases’ warning in iTunes following class action lawsuit  —  After settling a class action lawsuit brought on by parents arguing the iOS freemium model, i.e. in-app purchases, allowed children to easily rack up thousands of dollars, Apple has made a subtle change …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Decide.com Raises $8M Series C For Its Price Predictions Engine; Will Expand To More Categories, Improve Data Mining & Mobile Apps  —  Shopping and comparison engine Decide.com, which offers suggestions as to not just what to buy but also when, is announcing today that it has raised $8 million …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
HTC One Landing In U.K., Germany & Taiwan Next Week, Heading To North America, Asia-Pac & Across Europe Before End Of April  —  HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, will go on sale in the U.K., Germany and the company's home market of Taiwan next week, HTC has confirmed today.

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