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March 2, 2012, 3:50 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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Channels as apps?  How Apple could reinvent television  —  The reports of Apple's attempts to come out with a new television product just got a little more interesting.  —  The New York Post has behind-the-scenes details on Apple's attempts to convince content providers to make their shows available …
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPads using iOS 6, high-res displays showing up in Ars server logs  —  A snippet of our server logs that show iPads coming from Apple's corporate IP block allegedly running iOS 6  —  Are employees at Apple already using the so-called iPad 3—possibly running iOS 6—to surf the Web ahead of its expected announcement on March 7?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Apple Claims Credit for 514,000 U.S. Jobs  —  Many people are concerned about the labor that supports the creation of Apple products overseas, for instance at the enormous Foxconn facility in China.  But look over here, Apple said today.  Among manufacturing, transportation …
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What do Yelp and Twitter have in common?  —  Earlier this morning I opened my laptop after a long break and learned that Yelp has gone public.  Much like LinkedIn and Pandora, it is one of those early Web 2.0 companies that has found its way into the market, benefitting from the halo effect being cast by the forthcoming Facebook IPO.
More: Associated PressTweets: @jspepper
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 …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Foursquare's Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In  —  When Dennis Crowley, the CEO of Foursquare, visited the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, he told me he spent a lot of time explaining Foursquare to the operators and vendors that are the main visitors at this event.
Thanks:@saurini
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.
Brendan McGarry / Bloomberg:
Air Force Gives $9 Million Award for as Many as 18,000 IPads  —  The U.S. Air Force awarded a $9.36 million contract to buy as many as 18,000 Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPad 2s in one of the military's largest orders of computer tablets.  —  Air Mobility Command announced the award today …
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: 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 …
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”:
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 …

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