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March 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

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Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” the unemployed, 28-year-old father of two who allegedly commanded the loosely organized international hacker team LulzSec.  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Next iPad will be the iPad HD, not the iPad 3  —  CNET has learned that Apple's next iPad will break with its traditional numbering scheme in order to promote its big new feature: the high-definition screen.  —  CNET has learned that Apple's next tablet will be called the iPad HD instead of the iPad 3.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
98% of U.S. Apple Retail Stores Out of Stock of Apple TV [Updated]  —  Last week, we noted that shortages of the Apple TV at third-party retailers had begun spreading to Apple itself, with a number of the company's own retail stores reporting that the set-top box was unavailable for immediate in-store pickup.
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.
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.
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.
Rush Limbaugh / Associated Press:
Verizon launches faster-than-wired wireless broadband for homes; starts at $60/mo  —  NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced a version of its wireless broadband service that's designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable.
Robert Lee Hotz / Wall Street Journal:
When Gaming Is Good for You  —  Hours of Intense Play Change the Adult Brain; Better Multitasking, Decision-Making and Even Creativity  —  Videogames can change a person's brain and, as researchers are finding, often that change is for the better.  —  A growing body of university research suggests …

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