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Tesla Motors has announced a partial recall for some of its Model S vehicles due to a weakened mounting bracket for the left-hand latch of the rear seats. Today, HTC unveiled two new smartphones as it competes with rivals Apple and Samsung: the Desire 200, an inexpensive Android-powered device, and the Butterfly S, a top-tier handset on par. IDC issued a report this week stating that China’s smartphone shipments for Q1 2013 leaped 117 percent compared to Q1 2012, with total shipments reaching 78 million. Design-focused e-commerce service Fab.com is now valued at more than $1 billion after it announced a $150 million Series D round of investment led by Chinese Internet giant Tencent. Kivra, the Swedish company that really wants you to get rid of your old fashioned postal mailbox, has just acquired its local competitor Brevo. Evernote is showing no signs of slowing down as it continues to update its services. After recently launching custom reminders for iOS, OSX and the Web, followed by Android two. Netflix, the massive film and television streaming service, has announced that it will launch in the Netherlands later this year. It is already a well-established fact that a mobile revolution is taking place across the world, as people access the Internet via their smartphones and tablets first, abandoning the desktop. If you’re unable to access Facebook, it’s not only you. The site is currently down for some users (including several of The Next Web’s team). When pressed by the House Intelligence Committee today, National Security Agency head General Keith Alexander revealed that surveillance programs that have recently come to light helped stop over 10 domestic.