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March 6, 2012, 8:45 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 …
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.
More: Gizmodo
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.
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
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
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.)
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.
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.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Apple and Google to Meet With Senator Over Privacy  —  Senator Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, says Apple and Google have agreed to meet with him to discuss a privacy loophole on smartphones that gives apps unfettered access to people's personal photos.
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 …
Chris Sauve / pxldot:
iOS Ebb and Flow  —  I'd like to fill in the picture I began in my recent post on Android fragmentation by examining the changes in version distribution of the other major mobile operating system: iOS.  —  Unfortunately, this was no quite as easy as it was for Android.

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