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March 3, 2012, 5:05 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPads Running iOS 6.0 at Apple's Campus Showing Up in Web Logs  —  With iOS 5.1 apparently sitting in a holding pattern awaiting the launch of the iPad 3, it should be no surprise that work is well underway on iOS 6.0, the next major update which should appear to the public later this year if past history is any indication.
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Yelp IPO Renews Web Boom  —  The investor frenzy for fast-growing Internet companies resurfaced Friday as the stock price of business-reviews site Yelp Inc. jumped 64% in its market debut.  —  The San Francisco-based company, which makes money mostly by selling advertising on its website …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
Beyond Oblivion: How a Promising Music Startup Imploded  —  Beyond Oblivion was supposed to save the music industry.  —  Instead, it lived up to its name, collapsing in dramatic fashion at the end of 2011 when investors lost their patience with a company that kept promising and never delivering.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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 …
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.
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.
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 …

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