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April 17, 2013, 4:00 PM

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Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
Intel Is Buying Mashery To Get Deeper Inside The Data Center  —  Intel, the chip giant, is buying Mashery, a seven-year-old company in San Francisco that specializes in linking together Web-based software and services, a company spokesperson confirmed to ReadWrite.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Windows 8 touch devices to drop to $200, says Intel CEO  —  Prices of Windows 8 touch devices based on future Intel chips are set to drop like a rock.  —  Windows 8 touch devices will dive in price, according to Intel executives.  —  The price of Windows 8 touch devices will sink …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication across its product line  —  Summary: Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.  —  There have been hints …
Karsten Strauss / Forbes:
Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever?  —  ILKKA PAANANEN says the best way to make money in mobile gaming is to stop thinking about making money.  Think about fun instead.  Fighting a mild case of flu and jet lag from a San Francisco flight back home to Helsinki …
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices  —  Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio to manufacturer of more than 40 percent of the world's consumer electronics.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn …
Jay Alabaster / PC World:
Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware  —  The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices.  —  “We won't actually do the manufacturing, but we'll do the co-design together,” said Phil Libin …
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Apple Named in China Porn App Investigation … Apple Inc. is once again in the pages of the People's Daily, this time in an article listing a number of websites and app stores that have been investigated for providing pornographic content in China.  —  The Cupertino, Calif. …
JeeYeon Park / CNBC:
Apple Skids to One-Year Low Amid Signs of ‘Lacking Demand’  —  Apple tumbled to its lowest level in over a year as investors continued to dump shares of the tech company amid worries over second-quarter iPad mini shipments.  —  The once-darling tech giant of Wall Street shed more than 3 percent Wednesday …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
First real-world usage figures suggest Chromebooks are struggling  —  Summary: When the initial batch of Chromebooks hit the market nearly two years ago, some thought these low-cost devices running Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS could be a Windows killer.  NetMarketShare just started …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy S4 launches on seven U.S. carriers in April [updated]  —  When BGR previewed the Samsung Galaxy S4 back in March, we called it the Android smartphone by which all others will be judged in 2013.  As Samsung announced on Wednesday morning, Judgement Day is coming this month …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Evan Williams' Medium acquires long-form journalism site Matter  —  Ev Williams' content creation platform Medium has made its first acquisition: Matter, the Kickstarter-backed science and technology journalism startup cofounded by former GigaOM reporter Bobbie Johnson last year.
Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land:
Google Affiliate Network Closing Shop  —  Google announced it is retiring their Affiliate Network to focus on other products.  According to a statement on the Google Affiliate Network blog, the company stated that it will continue to support customers as they “wind down” the product over the next few months.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Safari and Java Updates With Plug-In and Security Improvements  —  Apple today released a series of updates for both Safari and Java, addressing continued issues with Java security.  —  The Safari updates arrive as version 6.0.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion and version 5.1.9 for OS X Snow Leopard.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Justice Department Backs Limits on Wireless Companies  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's top antitrust enforcer said on Tuesday that he supported limits on how much of the nation's airwaves a single wireless company could hold, a condition that could keep AT&T and Verizon from bidding …
Bonnie Cha / AllThingsD:
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Pairs Up With Smartphone Apps, Mood Lighting  —  Though Logitech is looking to sell its Harmony remote division, the company is continuing to release new products like the Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control, and is still expanding the capabilities of the universal remote.
Bloomberg:
Samsung Ends Anonymous Web Reviews Amid Taiwan Probe  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) ended an online campaign in Taiwan after a local regulator said it's probing whether the company broke the law by paying for positive reviews of its products and negative comments about rivals.
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Amazon to expand its Android Appstore to nearly 200 countries  —  Amazon has announced the next phase in the expansion of its Android Appstore, today notifying developers that they can submit their apps for distribution in nearly 200 countries.  Android device owners in the new regions …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Symantec: Industrial espionage on the rise, SMBs a target  —  Summary: Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report suggests that SMBs remain an attractive target for those trying to steal intellectual property.  —  Charlie Osborne  —  Security giant Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report …

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