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March 2, 2012, 8:30 AM

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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple throws weight around in TV negotiations  —  While Apple harbors big TV ambitions, it's having a tough time getting media companies to play along.  —  Apple is pushing ahead with plans to launch a streaming TV service by Christmas — despite making little headway in its negotiations with content providers, The Post has learned.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Pushing Ahead with Plans for Subscription TV Service by Christmas?  —  The New York Post reports that Apple is pressing ahead with plans to launch its own streaming television service by the end of the year, despite continued resistance from content providers.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Is the New iPad Going To Be Called iPad HD?  (Update 2)  —  Would Apple name the new iPad 3 the iPad HD?  According to alleged part listings from Griffin and Belkin, this may be the case.  The product name is a good match for the its new Retina-like display.
Tom Krazit / GigaOM:
Why Google needs to fix Android's image problem  —  “But that's the way we've always done it” never really works as an excuse for an unforeseen problem.  The reasoning behind Android's ability to let app developers access personal smartphone photos without permission is understandable …
More: Gizmodo
Bits:
Et Tu, Google?  Android Apps Can Also Secretly Copy Photos  —  It's not just Apple.  Photos are vulnerable on Android phones too.  —  As Bits reported earlier this week, developers who make applications for Apple iOS devices have access to a person's entire photo library, as long as that person allows the app to use location data.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga launches Zynga.com, to expand beyond Facebook in a big way  —  In a gigantic strategic step, Zynga announced today that it is launching a new Zynga.com destination website where users can play its social games without going directly through Facebook.  —  The move has big implications …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo  —  Well, that was quick.  Two weeks ago, media mogul Barry Diller announced an ambitious cloud-based TV service that streams over-the-air channels to internet devices for $12 a month.  This week, broadcasters offered their opinion …
Chris Dixon:
Some tips for interacting with the press  —  Here are a few things I've learned over the years about the best ways for entrepreneurs to interact with the press (by press I mean blogs as well as traditional media).  — Don't be afraid to ask what the rules are.  Is this on or off the record?
Tweets: @semil and @tomkrazit
Darren Pauli / SC Magazine Australia:
NSA builds Android phone for top secret calls  —  Blueprints released to public.  —  The National Security Agency (NSA) has developed an ultra-secure Android phone built using off-the-shelf kit that allows US Government staff to discuss top secret materials.
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent:
Google: Wallet expanding to 10 more Sprint devices this year  —  BARCELONA, Spain—With Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Wallet support set to expand to the forthcoming LG Viper later this year, Google said U.S. consumers can expect the tap-and-pay system to roll out across a host of additional devices in the months ahead.
Caroline Winter / Business Week:
How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web  —  A purple rooster sculpture made from recycled grape Fanta bottle labels.  Clocks designed to hang in corners.  Bauhaus posters from the 1920s.  Hand-painted vintage typewriters.  These are some of the carefully curated objects for sale on Fab.com …
Thing Labs “the blog”:
Brizzly is shutting the cave door  —  It's never easy to be the bearer of bad news.  Luckily, there's plenty of good news along with it.  —  First: Brizzly is shutting down at the end of this month  —  I know this stands in stark contrast to the last post I wrote, wherein I said that …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Startup Factories: a guide to Europe's accelerators  —  It's been impossible to ignore the rise of the accelerator program over the last few years.  And it's no surprise that the idea of a low-investment bootcamp has become widely mimicked: after all, who wouldn't want to ape Y Combinator …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Motorola exec: Product strategy won't change after Google acquisition  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) does not expect to change its product strategy in the aftermath of the close of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) $12.5 billion acquisition of the company, a senior Motorola executive said.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On ‘Critical’ Private Networks  —  Well, we saw this one coming a mile away.  Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind …
The H Open Source:
Raspberry Pi announces new partners  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation, creator of the Raspberry Pi ARM-based tiny computer that sells for $25, has announced that it has signed up Premier Farnell and RS Components as licensed manufacturers of the devices.  The Foundation explained that the new model …
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
ARM Chips Go From Smartphones to Networks  —  ARM Holdings Plc (ARM), whose chip designs are used in most smartphones, is set to power the networks that run them as it steps up competition with Intel Corp. in a $9 billion market.  —  With ARM already working with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) …
More: PC World
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook seeking bigger credit line: sources  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to increase its $2.5 billion credit line to help cover a major tax hit when employee stock awards vest shortly after it goes public, according to two sources familiar with the company's plans.

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