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February 14, 2012, 2:00 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.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
This is not the iPad 3  —  John Gruber talking about 8-inch iPad reported by WSJ: … I agree with Gruber.  We've known for a long time that Apple has been testing different screen sizes and there is no reason to believe that they have stopped.  With advancements in display technology and other factors …
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 …
Jeremy K. Chen / The Official Google Blog:
Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting  —  We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone.  Today, we're no longer an experimental service.  We're the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Asia Deal Talks Off for Now  —  According to sources close to the situation, the discussions between Yahoo and its Asian partners have hit a potentially deal-breaking impasse over the efficacy of the centerpiece of the complex negotiation — a cash-rich split-off.
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 …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
HP rolls out more open webOS components, new Isis browser and some organization  —  While we thought a tasteful retrospective was the way to go, it looks like HP's not finished picking over those webOS bones.  The company has now released the UI widgets for Enyo 2. (following its source code release …
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: ZDNet and 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).
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Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?  [UPDATED]  —  A satirical image from Scroogle, reflecting the search engine's tendentious position on Google's privacy policy.  (scroogle.org)  —  UPDATE: Google says it did not target Scroogle specifically.

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