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March 6, 2012, 11:55 PM

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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Sources: Apple TV update, iPad 3 for Verizon and AT&T LTE launching tomorrow, no quad-core SoC  —  When Tim Cook takes the stage tomorrow in San Francisco, a new iPad apparently won't be the only product announced.  As we reported last week, a new Apple TV model is expected to arrive alongside the higher-resolution iPad update.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple's next iPad will be available on March 16th, additional launch event planned  —  .  —  We've been told by an Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past that preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th.
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
What to Expect at Apple's Event Tomorrow  —  Apple has an event tomorrow, and it will be the Biggest Consumer Technology News of 2012.  It will likely remain the Biggest Consumer Technology News of 2012 until Apple's next event, which may then overtake it.  Here's what to expect.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Creates a New App Store Category Called ‘Catalogs’ on Eve of Media Event  —  On the eve of the Apple media event for the iPad 3, Apple has added a new category in the App Store.  The new category is called “Catalogs” and seems to be not yet fully deployed.
Jamie Rosenberg / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go  —  Entertainment is supposed to be fun.  But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires...lots of wires.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader  —  EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization's brazen leader …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Netflix in talks for cable partnership  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has quietly met with some of the largest U.S. cable companies in recent weeks to discuss adding the online movie streaming service to their cable offerings, according to sources familiar with matter.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Countering the Google Plus Image Problem  —  Google has a bit of an image problem.  —  For people peering in, Google Plus, Google's latest attempt at social media, has been a ghost town.  Some say it is a desolate wasteland that is used only by, well, Google employees and a few Google faithful.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5-15 Per Android Device  —  Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple has expressed a willingness to settle some of its patent disputes with manufacturers of Android-based handsets such as Samsung and Motorola …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Sony tries to pivot back to premium, begins ‘unilateral’ pricing on consumer electronics  —  Today at a small gathering of journalists, Sony COO Phil Molyneux shared plans for the company's new retail strategy, and it's a new but familiar direction for the company.
Dan Polivy / Bing:
Announcing: Bing Maps for Metro Style Apps  —  On Wednesday, February 29, our friends over in the Windows division proudly unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release to the world.  Today, we are excited to announce a beta of the new Bing Maps SDK for Metro style apps …
Beth Jinks / Bloomberg:
IBM's Watson Gets Wall Street Job After ‘Jeopardy’ Win  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)'s Watson computer, which beat champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” a year ago, will soon be advising Wall Street on risks, portfolios and clients.  —  Citigroup Inc. (C) …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
With New Hardware, Square Begins Taxi Rollout  —  If you've ever been in a rush and in a taxi cab in New York, then you know how it feels to swipe your credit card at the end of the ride and wait for the receipt to pop out so you can sign it and hand it back to the driver.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Acer: $799 ultrabooks make no profit, aiming for $499 price nonetheless  —  Acer Global President Jianren Weng has been quoted at CeBIT today reiterating something he said at the beginning of December: ultrabooks will drop to the crazy-low price of $499 in 2013 and compete directly against Apple's iPad.
Ben Popper / VentureBeat:
Rep. Darrell Issa opens up secretive intellectual property “treaty”, ACTA, to the public  —  While Americans were busy fighting the SOPA and PIPA bills at home, nations around the globe, including the United States, were signing on to ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement …

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