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March 6, 2012, 10:40 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.
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 …
Chronic Wire:
iOS 5.1 Gold Master passes QA  —  The Gold Master build of iOS 5.1 has been in a vigorous quality assurance phase for the past three weeks, with extensive testing being done internally by Apple as well as by various carriers/partners.  —  It is rumored to have added Japanese language support in Siri …
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 …
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
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.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patent for iWallet: The one that will rule the World  —  In May of 2010 we were surprised to see Apple's first iWallet patent officially surface.  In that year we witnessed a steady stream of Near Field Communication based patents that kick started the iWallet trend.
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 …
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.
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 …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel launches high-end server chip for the cloud  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp formally launched its newest high-end “Xeon” server chip on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on an explosion of Internet traffic sparked by Web-based cloud computing, social networking and expanding use of smartphones and tablets.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
New Skype For Mac Update Finally Includes Full Screen Mode, Automatic Updates  —  I lean on Skype (and Macs) pretty heavily, so when a fairly substantial update for the VOIP/messaging service goes live, my ears tend to perk up.  The new Skype 5.6 update has me especially tickled …
Steve Green / VEGAS INC:
Judge strips Righthaven of rights to 278 copyrights and its trademark  —  Like a gunfighter with no bullets, Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC no longer has any copyrights to sue over.  —  A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday stripped Righthaven of whatever interests …

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