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March 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple sells out of AT&T iPads already  —  A quick glance at Apple's online store tells us that customers who want to place orders for an AT&T 4G iPad won't be receiving them at the same time the iPad makes its debut.  Shipping times have already fallen to March 19th from March 16th …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's new iPad makes the leap to 1GB of RAM  —  There were a lot of hardware specs bandied about at this morning's iPad event: an A5X processor with quad-core graphics, a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display, and LTE.  One piece of information that wasn't mentioned, however, was RAM.
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.
Stephen Hackett / 512 Pixels:
iPhoto for iOS Not Using Google Maps [Updated]  —  Whatever map tiles are in iPhoto for iOS, they don't look like Google Maps:  —  Apple, back in 2009, bought PlaceBase, a mapping company.  Rumors have been circulating for years that Apple was developing its own mapping solution.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple new iPad hands-on (update: video!)  —  Here she is — the [iPad HD]!  Er, new iPad.  Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it “new.”
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers  —  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, according to people familiar with the matter.
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.
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Apple TV vs. the new Apple TV (2012): what's changed?  —  The Apple TV might still be a hobby, and thus not the main event at Tim Cook's Apple presentation today, but Apple's participation in the living room has had its fair share of rumors, speculation and dreams.
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chris Dodd: The Internet Developed Because Of Strict Copyright Enforcement  —  It's really quite amazing just how badly Chris Dodd still doesn't seem to get what happened in the SOPA/PIPA fight.  Every time he opens his mouth to “explain” what happened, he just looks less and less and less aware of what actually happened.
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.
Cristina Alesci / Bloomberg:
AT&T Said to Hold Talks With Cerberus on Sale of Yellow Pages  —  AT&T Inc. (T) is in talks to sell a majority stake in its Yellow Pages unit to Cerberus Capital Management LP in a transaction that values the entire business at about $1.5 billion, said two people familiar with the matter.
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 …

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