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March 6, 2012, 8:05 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 …
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Google, Motorola Mobility Ordered to Give Apple Android Development Data  —  Google Inc. and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit were ordered by the U.S. judge presiding over an Apple Inc. (AAPL) patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google's Android operating system.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against DEA  —  Internet service providers lose final appeal after court rules the Digital Economy Act is legal and compatible with European law  —  The government has been given the green light to implement the Digital Economy Act after the final legal challenge …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Disney's YouTube Deal Kicks In, So Free Kids' TV Starts Showing Up  —  YouTube is gunning for the TV business by trying to create a new genre of Web video programs that will capture TV eyeballs and ad dollars.  —  But Google's Web video giant is also very happy to run good old-fashioned TV shows, if it can get its hands on them.
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Bloomberg Expanding Tech Coverage  —  The financial news giant is launching a tech vertical, several new blogs, and creating original video content.  —  The crowded tech news scene will become even more crowded this week—Bloomberg has announced a major overhaul of their tech coverage.
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.
Charles Cooper / CNET:
iPad maker Foxconn turns to X-ray inspections to cut defects  —  The supplier to Apple is adding inline X-ray inspection systems, in a move seen as a way to improve efficiency and reduce product defects.  —  A worker at an Apple supplier facility in Chengdu, China.
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man Who Pretended to Invent Email  —  Shiva Ayyadurai, pictured above, is a shimmering intellectual.  He holds four degrees from MIT (where he lectures), numerous patents, honors, and awards.  He also says he invented email, and there's a global conspiracy against him.
More: The Verge
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.)
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 …
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.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Android Market raises maximum app size to 4GB, APK files still limited to 50MB  —  A small but fundamental shift happened this evening in the Android Market, as Google has raised its rather arbitrary maximum application size from 50MB to a hefty 4GB.  While APK files retain the traditional 50MB restriction …
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.
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Google's Rules of Acquisition: How to Be an Android, Not an Aardvark  —  In the technology world, acquisitions so often go awry that it's a wonder big corporations keep shelling out to buy smaller ones at all.  Just look at disasters like News Corp's acquisition of MySpace, eBay's acquisition of Skype …
More: Slashdot
Grant Gross / PC World:
FTC to Require Western Digital to Sell off Assets in Acquisition  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will require Western Digital to sell off assets used to manufacture desktop hard drives to a competitor as a condition of its US$4.5 billion acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the agency announced.
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.

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