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March 1, 2012, 8:40 AM

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Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple likely to begin production of 7.85-inch iPads in 3Q12, say sources  —  Makers in Apple's iPad supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85-inch iPads for verification, with volume production likely to begin in the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest, according to industry sources.
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 as well as 8GB iPad 2 on March 7  —  As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models - a 16GB version and 32GB version.
Deborah Netburn / Los Angeles Times:
Google's new privacy policy starts March 1; 4 ways to prepare  —  Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., in 2004.  (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)  —  Google Inc. is changing its privacy policy Thursday, a move that is causing a lot of anxiety among Internet activists and some users.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Lytro review  —  You've never seen a camera like this before There are a few easy ways to make a digital camera better: make the sensor bigger, improve the quality of the lens, speed up the processor.  But those are incremental improvements on a basic technology that hasn't changed much in a long time.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
First week review and first 1,000 images with Lytro — the camera that lets you refocus after you shoot  —  I was very fortunate to have had a +Lytro camera for the last week.  What is that?  It's a new kind of camera: one that captures the light field, aka all the rays of light that are hitting your subject.
Foursquare Blog:
foursquare is joining the OpenStreetMap movement!  Say hi to pretty new maps!  —  We usually use this blog for big product announcements, but, as a startup, we also often think about how we can make life easier for other startups.  Today, we're doing both - a little announcement …
David Kravets / Wired:
Constitutional Showdown Voided: Feds Decrypt Laptop Without Defendant's Help  —  Colorado federal authorities have decrypted a laptop seized from a bank-fraud defendant, mooting a judge's order that the defendant unlock the hard drive so the government could use its contents as evidence against her.
More: Gizmodo
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Microsoft's Windows 8 Preview event videos now available  —  Still not satisfied after our minute by minute liveblog of Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview event this morning from Barcelona and detailed hands-on impressions?  Video of the entire presentation, along with a few demo trailers …
Kent Walter / The Windows Blog:
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Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
Google Grows in New York City  —  Google Inc. has dramatically expanded its presence in Manhattan in the past year, adding roughly 750 people to its outpost in 2011 in the most prominent example of a technology company shifting its focus toward New York.  —  After acquiring four New York companies …
More: Betabeat
Tim Bray / Android Developers Blog:
Android Design V2: Now with stencils  —  [This post is by Android designer Alex Faaborg, on behalf of the entire User Experience team.  —Tim Bray]  —  When we initially released Android Design, by far the number one request we received was for us to release stencils as well.
Seth Godin / The Domino Project:
Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?  —  We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap'n Crunch.  If the owner doesn't like cherries, she doesn't have to sell them.  —  And the cereal maker shouldn't work under …
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly considering 14-inch MacBook Air  —  Apple is reportedly considering launching a 14-inch MacBook Air and may start mass production in the near future to fully enter the Asia PC market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.  —  Currently, 14-inch panels …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious Founder Creates New People Search Engine, Skills.to  —  Joshua Schachter and his team of star developers at TastyLabs have begun work on a second project, an endorsement and people search engine called Skills.to.  The site lets you endorse people for their skills in various fields …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Ireland Signs Controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime  —  Remember how EMI sued the Irish government for failing to pass a SOPA-like law that will force ISPs to act as copyright cops and censor and block access to websites that the entertainment industry doesn't like?
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
After Five Years, Draw Something Is an Overnight Hit for OMGPOP.  Now What?  —  OMGPOP is a gaming company that has been plugging away at it for some five years, backed by $16 million in venture funding.  It's had okay but not overwhelming results.  —  Until this month, when it released Draw Something.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
I'm Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web  —  Who are these companies and what do they want from me?  A voyage into the invisible business that funds the web.  —  This morning, if you opened your browser and went to NYTimes.com …
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