March 8, 2012, 11:10 PM

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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.
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
Apple Using OpenStreetMap With Its Own Tiles Instead Of Google Maps In Select Cases  —  As you may have seen by now there were some new iOS screenshots showing maps that don't look like they are from Google.  Below are a couple of the shots in question (via 512Pixels and The Next Web).
Jonathan Bennett / OpenStreetMap Foundation:
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
The Personal Analytics of My Life  —  One day I'm sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves.  But because I've been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago.  I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not.
Trevor Berg / The Dropbox Blog:
A fresh new Dropbox on the web  —  Over the past few weeks, we've been quietly rolling out a major redesign of the Dropbox website.  Today we turned it up to 11, and anyone who signs into will see a simpler, more powerful, and more beautiful web experience.  Here's what we came up with:
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Path 2.1 Launches With Smarter Camera, Shazam-Like Music Match & Support for Nike+  —  Path, the up-and-coming private social network, had a couple of rough days last month because it uploaded its users' address books to its servers without their explicit permission.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9  —  What a long, strange trip it's been.  As Microsoft throws their considerable weight behind the Windows Phone platform, they're running out of love for their still-kicking Windows Mobile OS, and today they've driven another nail into its coffin.
Nielsen Wire:
Buzz in the Blogosphere: Millions More Bloggers and Blog Readers  —  Blogs are sometimes overlooked as a significant source of online buzz in comparison to social networking sites, yet consumer interest in blogs keeps growing.  By the end of 2011, NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Apple Downplays Role Of ‘Kindle Threat’ In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy  —  A court filing provides new insight into Apple's version of events concerning an incident in which Steve Jobs told a reporter that “unhappy” publishers might withhold e-books from Amazon.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft in dispute with OnLive over Windows desktop-on-iPad licensing  —  Summary: Microsoft finally is going public about OnLive, the company offering hosted Office and Windows on iPads and Android tablets and whether it is in violation of Microsoft's virtualization licensing terms.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Intuit Releases Lion-Compatible Quicken 2007 for Mac  —  Last December, Intuit announced that it would be developing a version of its Quicken 2007 for Mac software compatible with OS X Lion, targeting “early spring” for a release.  Quicken 2007 has remained a popular option for users …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Plucks At Twitter With Launch Of News Feed Interest Lists  —  Appealing to power users and Twitter loyalists, Facebook today lets users start creating and subscribing to “Interest Lists”.  You can view updates from these collections of Pages and public figures in a dedicated news feed.
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
The Heat Is On: Eye-Tracking Startup GazeHawk Founders Join Facebook; Product/Tech Looks For A Home  —  Yet another talent acquisition by Facebook: the social network is taking on the team behind GazeHawk, a two-year-old Y Combinator startup that uses a computer's webcam to track eye movements and then plot them on a heatmap.
Steve Evans / Computer Business Review:
Duqu Trojan used ‘unknown’ programming language: Kaspersky  —  Boss Eugene suggests this is more evidence of state involvement  —  Researchers working for Kaspersky Lab have discovered that the Duqu Trojan, believed to have been written by the people behid the Stuxnet worm …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Konami and others will make games for  —  Zynga announced today that three major game companies have joined its new platform for publishing games on and Facebook.  The new third-party partners include Japan's Konami Digital Entertainment, one of the biggest console game makers, as well as Playdemic and Rebellion.

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