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February 14, 2012, 4:15 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.
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.
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.
Tweets: @jacks_whitli
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 …
Reuters:
Google gets approval 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.
Alison Frankel / Thomson Reuters:
Apple's new Motorola suit is message to Google and regulators  —  It's no coincidence that Apple sued Motorola Mobility for asserting rights to a certain industry-standard patent on the same day word leaked that European and U.S. regulators intend to grant antitrust clearance to Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
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 …
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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.
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
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to Live Stream Audio of Tim Cook's Speech at Goldman Sachs Conference Tomorrow  —  As noted by @settBIT, Apple has posted a notice on its investor relations page announcing that it will be offering a live audio webcast of a presentation by CEO Tim Cook tomorrow at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.
NPD Group:
U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales Reach $144 Billion in 2011  —  Apple tops 2011 as the #1 Brand and Best Buy is the #1 Retailer  —  U.S. consumer technology hardware and consumable sales* fell just one half of a percent in 2011 ending the year at nearly $144 billion, according to leading market research company The NPD Group.
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Barry Diller Gets Into the “Cord-Cutting” Business  —  When last we heard from BamBoom, it was an interesting and also sort of confusing service that promised to let you watch TV - but only some TV - on your iPad or any other Web-connected device.  —  Now BamBoom is called Aereo …
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 …
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.

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