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* LinkedIn (LNKD) reported better-than-expected profits of four cents a share on sales of $121 million for its most recent quarter, as well as a 61% jump in users to 115.8 million. Colleague Jessi Hempel spoke with CEO Jeff Weiner about the company's future. (Fortune)
* Former Microsoft (MSFT) exec Steve VanRoekel will replace Vivek Kundra as the White House's chief information officer. VanRoekel has worked with the Obama administration since 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission. (The New York Times)
* Facebook is thinking about revamping its News Feed so efforts from third-party developers and marketers gain more visibility with users. The social network is also looking at ways to tweak the "Like" button with other gestures generated by marketers and developers, too. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Nintendo (NTDOF) plans to double down on digital game sales. "In my mind, I would like to make the presence of the Nintendo eShop much larger in three years time," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said to investors. (Wired)
* Survey Monkey CEO Dave Goldberg on how his company is disrupting the sleepy survey business. (Bloomberg)
* Why New York can't (and shouldn't) try to rival Silicon Valley. (GigaOm)
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