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March 2, 2012, 1:55 PM

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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.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Apple TV stock shortages appear, sources say new model imminent  —  It looks like there may be a little more fact behind some of the Apple TV fiction we've been hearing over the past few days.  According to sources (as well as Apple Store stock counters), the current Apple TV …
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.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
iPad 3′s Retina display means trouble for many apps due to Apple's 20MB 3G download limit  —  Apple's iPad 3 is set to launch next week and all signs point to it having a Retina display running at 2048×1536 pixels.  This should provide a clearer, sharper image to most users …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yelp Shares Pop Over 60 Percent In Early Trading; Valued At $1.3 Billion  —  Wow.  Reviews site Yelp just saw a huge pop it early trading of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.  Yelp opened at $22 per share, after pricing at $15 last night.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Mannheim court throws out third Samsung 3G lawsuit against Apple and one of two slide-to-unlock lawsuits against Samsung  —  This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court handed down two patent rulings involving Apple and Samsung.  Judge Andreas Voss threw out the third Samsung v. Apple lawsuit in a row …
Robin Sidel / Wall Street Journal:
Retailers Join Payment Chase  —  Two Words: Digital Wallet—Wal-Mart and Target Join Project Aiming to Make Plastic Obsolete  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are among roughly two dozen retailers working together to develop a mobile-payments system to compete with similar products …
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Slow Road to IPO  —  Persuading People to Use Its Web Service is the Easy Part; Winning Over Advertisers is Proving Tricky  —  In just six years Twitter Inc. has become the world's digital soapbox, amassing more than 100 million monthly users—from everyday people to Lady Gaga …
More: GigaOM and PandoDaily
John R. Ellement / Boston Globe:
Twitter gives Boston police, prosecutors data from one subscriber in criminal inquiry  —  Social media giant Twitter handed over subscriber information yesterday for one Twitter account indirectly tied to the Occupy Boston protest, ending a court battle fought behind closed doors …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
VEVO will soon *only* be offering account registration through Facebook  —  According to an email popular music video site VEVO is sending to users, it will only be accepting registration via Facebook moving forward starting March 9th, with the subject line of “The new VEVO.com is coming”:
Doc Searls Weblog:
Edging toward the fully licensed world  —  I own a lot of books and music CDs — enough to fill many shelves.  Here's just one:  —  They are relatively uncomplicated possessions.  There are no limits (other than mine) on who can read my books, or what else I can do with them, shy of abusing fairly obvious copyright laws.
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Facebook Adds Deutsche, Citi, Credit Suisse on IPO  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) hired Deutsche Bank AG (DBK), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and Citigroup Inc. (C) to work on its $5 billion initial public offering, bringing the total of banks on the deal to nine, said a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
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: @tomkrazit and @semil
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 …
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 …
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.

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