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March 2, 2012, 9:20 PM

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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?
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 …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Giant Bing Search Box Appears On Facebook's Logout Page  —  Soon when you logout of Facebook, you could be greeted with a full recreation of the Bing home page, complete with pretty photo and an active search box.  Facebook has wasted no time launching the new logout page ad unit it unveiled on Wednesday.
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.
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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Windows 8 registry shows nine separate flavors to choose from  —  With each subsequent release of Windows we're left bracing for what will surely be another overwhelming assortment of retail packaging options.  With Windows 7 there was a dizzying 6 SKUs to choose from, and we're sorry to say that …
Electronista:
Intel accidentally confirms entire Ivy Bridge launch lineup  —  Intel spoils own Ivy Bridge processor mix  —  Intel committed one of its bigger gaffes in recent memory after it briefly posted a product list (PDF, since pulled) showing the Ivy Bridge processor lineup for launch.
More: Laptoping, TUAW and MacNN
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
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Google wins libel case over Blogger comments  —  Man took action after comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of Google's Blogger.com website  —  A former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.
Dirk Singer / Lies, damned lies and statistics:
Instagram hits 25 million users - you heard it here first  —  Since Christmas the mobile photo network Instagram has gained over ten million users.  This makes Instagram the largest mobile only social network in the world, Foursquare by comparison is on around 22 million.
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Police Censor Google, Facebook and 8,000 Other Sites by Accident  —  Censorship online is an emotive issue.  —  Some people believe that all information should be free and as adults it should be our right to be able to make our own choices in deciding what to view.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Analysis: Facebook seeks breakthrough in mobile ad market  —  (Reuters) - For Facebook it must look like a no-brainer — exploit its huge consumer loyalty and half a billion mobile phone users as a way of opening up the mobile market to blue chip advertisers.
More: Wired
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
NASA says it was hacked 13 times last year  —  (Reuters) - NASA said hackers broke into its computer systems 13 times last year, stealing employee credentials and gaining access to mission-critical projects in breaches that could compromise U.S. national security.

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