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February 14, 2012, 10:30 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Suppliers Test Tablet With Smaller Screen  —  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, as it looks to broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition and maintain its dominant market share.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Working with Suppliers on 8-Inch iPad  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working with suppliers on a smaller iPad carrying a display in the range of 8 inches on the diagonal, down from the 9.7-inch display in the current iPad but still larger than the 7-inch display found in the Kindle Fire.
More: 9to5Mac and Gizmodo
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 …
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.
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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Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Motorola's First, Intel-Powered Ice Cream Sandwich Revealed (Images)  —  We've just gotten some imagery and a few details pertaining to a phone that will allegedly be Motorola's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset.  What's more, this unnamed device will also be one of Motorola's …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com:
Exclusive: New pre-release BlackBerry 10 OS images surface - homescreen widgets make their BB debut!  —  POW!  Following up the first-look image of a BlackBerry 10 phone we posted two weeks ago, today the good ol' CrackBerry tip line received a pretty *interesting* email …
Bloomberg:
Proview Asks China Customs to Stop IPad Imports, Exports  —  Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) — Proview International Holdings Ltd., which claims ownership of the iPad trademark in China, is asking the nation's customs bureau to block imports and exports of Apple Inc.'s tablet computer.
Sean Coughlan / BBC:
MIT launches free online ‘fully automated’ course  —  MIT is creating an online “MITx”, offering courses to students anywhere in the world.  Pic: Jon Fildes  —  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course …
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach  —  For nearly a decade, hackers enjoyed widespread access to the corporate computer network of Nortel Networks Ltd., a once-giant telecommunications firm now fallen on hard times.  —  Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives …
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
H-P Banks on Digital Printing Presses  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Meg Whitman pledged to spend her first year rebuilding the technology company's depleted balance sheet.  —  But she faces a problem: Growth is drying up at the company's longtime cash cow, its printing division …
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph”  —  Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding.  —  The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, which is basically a bookmark.
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.

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