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February 14, 2012, 12:20 PM

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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Regulators to Google: You can buy Motorola, but we still don't trust you  —  Google got exactly what it needed today to close the book on its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  With approval from both US and European authorities, Google is set to acquire one of the biggest …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
HTC PlayStation certification devices coming 2012, time to get your Crash Bandicoot skills up to scratch  —  HTC is to be one of the first companies outside Sony that will be getting PlayStation certification for its mobile devices, sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Free Interactive E-Book Publishing Platform—From Inkling, Not Apple  —  Startup iPad publisher Inkling is launching a free, cloud-based, interactive e-book publishing platform, Inkling Habitat.  That may sounds a bit like iBooks Author, but a preview of the program suggests that it is indeed …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom  —  That Cisco's always been prescient.  Three years ago, the networking giant predicted a 66-fold increase in worldwide mobile data traffic — a surge that was expected to dovetail with the spread of 4G networks.
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 …
More: TG Daily
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).
Tweets: @zseward
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 …
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.
Alex Payne:
On Business Madness  —  I am not intentionally a business person.  —  Over the course of my career to date I've worked at companies of various sizes, and have been situated at commensurately varying distances from the concerns of running a business: funding, sales, forecasting and planning …
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 …
Rajat Agrawal / BGR India:
Scalado Remove nixes unwanted elements from photos, coming to a phone near you [video]  —  If HDR, zero shutter lag, smart group shots and burst modes rocked your camphone world last year, watch out for what's coming your way in 2012.  Scalado, a company behind most of these awesome camera technologies …

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