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March 8, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Why the New iPad is So Huge for Apple  —  Maybe it didn't seem like it, but today's new iPad introduction was Apple's most important event of the year.  —  Sure, the iPhone is still a bigger business for Apple, and probably will be for a while.  But the iPhone is just Apple's small sliver of the giant phone market.
K. T. Bradford / Gotta Be Mobile:
Mobile Hotspot Included in Verizon's iPad 4G LTE Data Plan  —  As expected, Apple's new iPad 3rd generation tablet is available with sweet and speedy 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Tim Cook also announced that customers will be able to use the tablet as a mobile hotspot as well — that's even better.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers on E-Book Pricing  —  Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing  —  The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books …
Jonathan Bennett / OpenStreetMap Foundation:
Welcome, Apple!  —  Yesterday Apple launched iPhoto, its photo management app, for the iPad and iPhone... and we're rather pleased to find they're the latest to switch to OpenStreetMap.  —  The desktop version of iPhoto, and indeed all of Apple's iOS apps until now, use Google Maps.
Stephen Hackett / 512 Pixels:
Jay Greene / CNET:
Former Microsoft exec Ozzie: 'Of course we're in a post-PC world'  —  Speaking at the GeekWire Summit, Microsoft's former chief software architect also sheds little new light on his startup, Cocomo.  —  Ray Ozzie answers a question at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nvidia on Apple's iPad A5X graphics claims: Show us the benchmarks  —  Summary: Apple's A5X allegedly has 4X the performance of Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip, but without benchmarks and footnotes the claims ring hollow.  —  Apple took direct aim at Nvidia's Tegra 3—a processor for a new batch of superphones—as it launched its latest iPad.
Bloomberg:
Dell Seeks Edge Over IPad With Business-Friendly Windows Tablet  —  Dell Inc. (DELL) Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said there's growing demand for tablet computers that can run the next version of Windows, which may help his company siphon away corporate customers from the iPad.
More: SlashGear
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
With $1 Million On The Line, Chrome Finally Cracked In Hacking Competition  —  It took four years and possibly the biggest reward a software company has ever offered for information about its own security flaws, but Google finally found what it was looking for: A few hackers willing and able to dismantle its browser in public.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Plots Big Changes to Brand Pages  —  E-Commerce, Contests, Sweepstakes Among Features Planned for Advertisers  —  Big changes are coming to Twitter's “brand pages,” the landing pages it offers to some marketers that also spend ad dollars on the network.
More: Mashable!Thanks:@cottondelo
Electronista:
Intel Ivy Bridge benched early, shows huge leap in graphics  —  Intel Ivy Bridge gets pre-release test  —  An unofficial, pre-release benchmarking of Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge architecture has shown an overall speed up, but most of all in graphics.  Testing at AnandTech of a 3.5GHz …
Darren Dahl / New York Times:
Selling Online Products by Subscription Is All the Rage  —  After Alex Zhardanovsky sold his online ad company, AzoogleAds, he went looking for a new business concept.  His search took him from skin care to weight-loss products to prize giveaways.  The answer that finally came to him — pet food — was inspired by sheer inconvenience.
Rafe Needleman / CNET:
From scooters to servers: The best of Launch, Day One  —  Rafe's top picks from the big startup conference include a service to help you get financial aid, one to get you in shape, and cloud storage company with no servers.  —  The Space Monkey storage pod lives in your house.

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