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March 3, 2012, 12:50 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
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.
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 …
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 …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Richard Gaywood / TUAW:
Retina display Macs, iPads, and HiDPI: Doing the Math  —  Love Apple gear?  Like math?  TUAW's Doing the Math series examines the numbers and the science behind the hardware and software.  —  The rumourmill has been busy lately with claims that we might get “Retina display” Macs soon …
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 …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Exclusive: Valve said to be working on ‘Steam Box’ gaming console with partners, could announce at GDC  —  Recently there's been chatter that Valve — the company behind the massively popular gaming service Steam — has been considering getting into the hardware business.
More: GeekWireTweets: @joshuatopolsky
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 …
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 …
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
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's App Store hits 25B downloads right when we predicted, at a rate of 48.6M a day  —  Apple has announced that there has been 25 billion downloads from the App Store to date.  The countdown to 25,000,000,000 apps began on February 17th when Apple said it would give away a $10K gift card …
More: MacRumors and The Verge
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.
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 with a global reach (see comment and update below).  Foursquare by comparison is on around 22 million.

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