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February 14, 2012, 5:15 AM

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Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iPad 3 announcement March 7, quad-core, possible 4G LTE  —  According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  Along with the 2048×1536 Retina display, the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple 6 system …
MG Siegler / parislemon:
iPad 3 Unveiling March 7  —  Rene Ritchie scoops the info, and Jim Dalrymple confirms it.  Good enough for me.  —  As previously discussed, March 7 makes sense as it's a Wednesday, a day which Apple likes to use for such events.  But it does call into question a SXSW launch.  —  That event starts on March 9.
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool  —  It's tough being a journalist, especially if you're covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you're stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
We Are Better Than This  —  I'm rarely surprised by the things I read from the tech press any more, but this ongoing Path story has definitely surprised me.  —  Partly because I've never seen a single company take such a staggering hit for doing something that, while wrong, is quite clearly industry practice.
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Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb:
Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day  —  Sometimes we have bad days.  It's a part of being human, part of working in a stressful time and place.  Among the problems of being a blogger are that it exposes one's weaknesses, magnifies the limits of one's personal perspective …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Foursquare Also Trying To Kill Egyptian Dissidents  —  The tech journalists don't seem all that eager to look at the dozens of social mobile apps that still download your address book information from your phone (because they haven't been able to push their update yet).
More: GigaOM and TechCrunch
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon, AT&T To Sell 4G iPad  —  Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.
Reuters:
Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility  —  (Reuters) - U.S. and European regulators approved Google Inc's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility on Monday and said they would keep a sharp eye on the web search giant to ensure patents critical to the telecom industry would be licensed at fair prices.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Suppliers Test Tablet With Smaller Screen  —  By By LORRAINE LUK in Taipei and JESSICA E. VASCELLARO in San Francisco  —  TAIPEI-Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said …
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Why You'll Probably Never Own A Mac With An ARM Processor [Feature]  —  Ever since Apple launched the new MacBook Air, analysts and Mac fans alike have gone wild speculating that Cupertino might dump Intel and use custom-made, ARM-based chips in their laptop line instead.
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Apple's Foxconn Auditing Group ‘Surrounded With Controversy,’ Critics Say  —  Following ongoing public outcry and organized protests at Apple stores last week, Apple has announced that an organization called the Fair Labor Association is conducting independent assessments of worker conditions inside …
John Melloy / Fast Money:
Apple's Hottest New ‘Thing’ May Be Dividend, Not iPad3  —  Executive Producer, Fast Money & Halftime  —  The latest surge in Apple shares [AAPL Loading...  () ] that's pushed them above $500 is not because of speculation about its next revolutionary product, but rather the possibility …
More: App Advice
High Scalability:
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views A Month And Harder To Scale Than Twitter  —  With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform.  Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Bram Cohen: My goal is to kill off television  —  BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen demoed his P2P live streaming protocol at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday, which he said could potentially stream live video to millions of computers with no central infrastructure.
More: TechCrunch and Gizmodo
Twitter Blog:
Securing your Twitter experience with HTTPS  —  Last year, we added the option to always use HTTPS when accessing Twitter.com on the web.  This setting makes your Twitter experience more secure by protecting your information, and it's especially helpful if you use Twitter …
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Justice Dept seeks to bolster IP enforcement team  —  (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday proposed hiring more prosecutors to pursue intellectual property crimes in the new budget as the entertainment industry pressures the Justice Department to crack down on copyright infringement and counterfeiting.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Bitcoin Exchange TradeHill Suspends Trading  —  The Bitcoin economy may be in some real trouble.  After the announcement last week that e-payments service Paxum would no longer support Bitcoin clients, at least one major Bitcoin exchange has shut down.  Chile-based TradeHill had been using Paxum …
More: TradeHill
Chris Dixon:
eBay vs Amazon: decentralized vs centralized e-commerce  —  Note: The company I cofounded, Hunch, was acquired by eBay in November 2011.  I am now an eBay employee.  But all the opinions expressed below are my own, and were developed prior to the Hunch acquisition, through my own research on e-commerce.

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