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February 21, 2013, 10:25 PM

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Google Chrome Blog:
The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next  —  Chromebooks were designed to make computing speedy, simple and secure.  For many of you, they have become the perfect, additional (and yes, affordable) computer: ideal for catching up on emails, sharing documents and chatting via Hangouts.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple patent filing points directly to ‘iWatch’ concept with flexible touchscreen display  —  A patent application discovered by AppleInsider on Thursday reveals Apple is indeed investigating a wearable accessory device that not only boasts a flexible touchscreen display …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond  —  A White House petition to make unlocking cell phones legal again has passed the 100,000 signature mark.  Passing the milestone means the US government has to issue an official response.
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing  —  After a meeting in New York Tuesday, the ratings company will roll out a system to measure broadband, Xbox and, in time, iPads, with more changes to come.  —  The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce …
Brad Smith / TechNet Blogs:
The Patent System: Fix What's Broken, Don't Break What's Working  —  Earlier today, I participated in an event on Capitol Hill about the U.S. patent system and software patents sponsored by BSAâ"‚The Software Alliance and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
The massive advertising shift that Twitter is trying to capitalize on with its API  —  Much has been written about the disruption taking place in the media industry as a result of the web and the atomization of content, but less has been said about how the advertising business …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google Maps SDK for iOS 1.1 gains support for ground overlays, keys now open to all developers  —  The Google Maps SDK for iOS has received a nice little update today, adding support for ground overlays for maps, gesture controls and geodesic polylines, whatever those are.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Memolane, The ‘Internet Time Machine,’ Announces Abrupt Shutdown As Team Joins Unnamed Company  —  Updated.  Memolane, the startup that helped users archive and explore social network activity across different platforms, is shutting down.  The company announced the closure in a blog post published this afternoon.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Nikon signs patent deal with Microsoft for Android-based cameras  —  Summary: Microsoft has convinced another device maker using Android as an embedded OS to pay it patent royalties.  —  Microsoft has signed patent-protection deals with a number of PC and tablet makers in the past couple of years.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
Zoho CRM-Outlook Add-in: Announcing Stylish, Interactive UI with New Features  —  Generating quality leads and maintaining lasting customer relationships is a challenge for any sales team.

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