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March 6, 2012, 4:00 AM

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Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iPad 3 will have 4G LTE networking  —  The same source that originally told iMore Apple would be holding their iPad 3 event on March 7 has now let us know that the announcement will include 4G LTE networking.  We'd heard previously that 4G LTE would be coming to iOS in 2012 …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Next iPad will be the iPad HD, not the iPad 3  —  Apple's next iPad will break with an assumed numbering scheme in favor of promoting its big new feature: the high-definition screen.  —  We've heard that Apple's next tablet will be called the iPad HD instead of the iPad 3.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's iPad 3 Launch Putting Squeeze on Freight Shipments from China  —  While rumors of iPad 3 shipments already being en route having been circulating for some time now, we're now hearing from shipping representatives at other companies who are having a difficult time even getting …
Junichi Uekawa / Inside Search:
Introducing a new local search experience across your devices  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Mobile Blog)  —  How often are you doing a Google search from your computer to find information about a place before going there?  Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs  —  According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Square's Sexy Growth Curve  —  It is easy to be skeptical of Square, which — while very cool — also feels like it must somehow be overhyped.  (Why did my local café stop using it?  Why don't I ever see it in use?  Can it really replace most cash registers?  Etc.)
Seth Levine:
I'm getting sick of the bulls**t  —  I love the start-up world.  I love working with founders and young companies.  I love the excitement of working on business ideas that are new and different.  I love seeing the success that often comes from this hard work.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Nokia's PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias  —  I doubt that you've forgotten about Nokia's crazy 808 PureView phone with a 41-megapixel camera.  How could you?  It's impossible to dismiss, even if the whole 41-megapixel figure is a bit misleading.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple's iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android  —  HTML5 is the new lingua franca of the internet, but games that are written in the format tend to run too slow.  —  The platforms that run HTML5 faster are likely to have an advantage in running a whole new wave of applications and games.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga Plans to Buy San Francisco Headquarters Building for $228 Million  —  Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the online-game company that held an initial public offering in December, plans to buy the San Francisco building where its headquarters are located for $228 million.
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Top Google And Salesforce Partners Merge, Form Global Cloud Co. Cloud Sherpas  —  Two top enterprise partners of Google and Salesforce.com have merged to become an international cloud service provider, helping businesses in the U.S. and Asia Pacific that use either Google or Salesforce move …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
The Upgradable Car: Ford Sends Software Updates to 300,000 Drivers  —  Late last year, when Ford announced the second version of its MyFord Touch interface, the company also announced that it would allow all current owners of cars with this system to update to the new version.
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Sued by Firm in Patent Deal With Microsoft  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A subsidiary of a company that shares patent-licensing revenue with Microsoft Corp. has sued Apple Inc. for infringement, adding another wrinkle to the ongoing intellectual-property wars among technology giants.
AJ Glasser / Inside Social Games:
Zynga games platform is now live in beta  —  Zynga.com's games platform is now live in beta mode — and you can find it here.  —  The platform is launching with just five Zynga games: CityVille, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android  —  Social discovery service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alumni) Sonar has some big news today, and just in time for SXSW: it's arriving on Android.  According to founder Brett Martin, support for the Android platform …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Clauses in AT&T Contracts Have Always Provided for Limits on ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans  —  A number of customers have expressed outrage and disappointment at AT&T's various efforts at throttling users with older “unlimited” data plans.  The most recent change slows unlimited data users …
Rob Malda / Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda:
Rolling Up My Sleeves  —  6 months ago I walked away from what might be the greatest job ever.  I had meaningful work at a place i truly called home.  It was a scary decision, but the right one: 14 years had managed to grind me down.  I needed to shake things up, but thats easier typed than done with a wife and two kids.
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Delta Air Lines offers in-flight shopping on Amazon.com  —  Delta Air Lines passengers will now be able to shop on Amazon.com from 30,000 feet, using their laptops, smartphones and tablets.  —  The airline Monday announced a deal with Seattle-based Amazon that will give passengers on Delta …
Josh Kopelman / Redeye VC:
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