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March 2, 2012, 1:30 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.
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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”:
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?
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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.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
China's Mobile Masses Top One Billion  —  China, the world's most populous nation, has long been the world's largest mobile market.  —  Now it has claimed a new title: First country in the world to reach one billion mobile phone subscribers.  —  According to the country's Ministry of Industry …

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