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February 18, 2013, 4:13 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
“Frost” Attack Unlocks Android Phones' Data By Chilling Their Memory In A Freezer  —  A wrapped-up Samsung Galaxy Nexus in a freezer, as a researcher measures its temperature.  —  If you lose possession of an Android phone, your PIN or pattern unlock might not be enough to protect the sensitive data stored on it.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's 5.5-inch 1080p Optimus G Pro is coming to North America (hands-on)  —  After weeks of teasing, LG has finally given its 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro a full unveiling in South Korea today.  The model for LG's home country gains half an inch of screen size and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
The newest overhyped mobile industry buzzword: LTE-Advanced  —  Admittedly, mobile technology evolves at a very fast pace.  But somewhere along the way we seem to have skipped an entire generation of networks.  —  This week Broadcom unveiled its first LTE chipset for mobile devices …
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ChinaFile:
Who Supplies Apple?  (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map  —  Last month, Apple Inc. released its updated list of suppliers (PDF).  This report says it includes “the major manufacturing locations of suppliers who provide raw materials and components or perform final assembly on Apple.”
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Transcript: The keys to Andreessen Horowitz's success  —  Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz talk to Fortune's Adam Lashinsky about their investing philosophies, role models and business model.  —  FORTUNE — When partners at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz are late to a meeting …
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Myriam Joire / Engadget:
PSA: Sprint LTE is now live in San Francisco  —  Imagine our surprise when, upon firing up Sprint's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 earlier today for some routine app updates, we saw the 4G logo light up (!) for the first time ever.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it appears that sometime in the past few days …
More: PhoneArena
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Why Mozilla Matters And Won't Switch To WebKit  —  Earlier this week, Opera announced that it would stop working on its own Presto layout engine and switch to WebKit.  It's obvious that the open source WebKit engine currently has a lot of momentum behind it, with Google, Apple and now Opera backing it.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Rise Of Company Builders  —  Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist.  Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation.

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