March 4, 2012, 8:45 PM

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Steve Lo / M.I.C. Gadget:
Hands-on with iPad 3 Front Glass, Rear Shell, and Cases (video)  —  Keeping you, our dear M.I.C. readers updated, we have some very interesting news for you.  Despite the rumors that Apple would be having no home button on their next-generation iPad, we have gotten our hands on the parts through our sources …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPad 3 Parts Put Together on Video, iPad 2 Smart Cover Still Works  —  Although we've already seen many stories about possible iPad 3 part leaks over the past few weeks, MIC Gadget has been able to get its hands on the rumored parts for the iPad 3 Front Glass, Rear Shell, and 3rd party cases.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock.  Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO  —  Spark Capital isn't the only existing investor buying Foursquare employee stock in an up round, I've learned.  Legendary investor SV Angel is, too.  That's an unusual move considering that the firm typically focuses on early-stage deals.
More: VentureBeat and BetabeatTweets: @eldon
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Pirates Go Nuts After TV Release Groups Dump Xvid  —  Every now and again, the world's most famous piracy release groups get together and have a big old meeting to decide how they'll carry out their future activities.  At the top of the agenda is an item of utmost importance …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
The Rise of the ‘Brogrammer’  —  Danilo Stern-Sapad writes code for a living, but don't call him a geek.  He wears sunglasses and blasts 2Pac while programming.  He enjoys playing Battle Shots—like the board game Battleship, but with liquor—at the office.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Android ‘Key Lime Pie’ comes after Jelly Bean  —  We've been tipped by a reliable source today that Google will be using the name “Key Lime Pie” for the version of Android that comes after Jelly Bean (in fact, the information comes from the very same source that tipped us to the Jelly Bean codename last year).
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymous, Decentralized and Uncensored File-Sharing is Booming  —  The avalanche of negative file-sharing news over the past weeks hasn't gone unnoticed to users and site operators.  —  From SOPA to Megaupload, there is a growing uncertainly about the future of sharing.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Labs Head Raghavan Departing to Google  —  Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo's well-respected head of its Labs unit and also recently its head of strategy, is leaving the company to take a job at Google.  —  The departure comes ahead of possibly deep cuts in his division …
AT&T starts pushing 2G phone users to 3G as GSM ramps down  —  ATT to start repurposing 2G bands for 3G and 4G  —  AT&T in remarks confirmed what should be a long, gradual transition away from GSM and EDGE networks.  Company letters, as well as official commentary to MarketWatch …
More: Engadget, Gizmodo and GigaOM
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
SURPRISE: Silicon Valley Hero Marc Andreessen Is Backing Romney  —  Silicon Valley has a reputation for leaning left.  —  Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Google exec Marissa Mayer have hosted big fundraisers for Democratic candidates.  —  Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is a huge Obama booster.
Aaron Levie / TechCrunch:
Google Drive And The Cloud Wars  —  Editor's note: Aaron Levie is co-founder and CEO at Box.  Follow him on Twitter @levie.  —  For the past six years, any startup touching the cloud storage space has lived in anticipation and fear of Google's entry into the market.

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