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March 8, 2012, 8:10 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.
Yishan Wong / reddit:
New reddit CEO reporting for duty  —  Hi everyone.  My name is Yishan Wong, and this week I'm starting a new job.  It turns out that this job is the CEO position at reddit.  I've been a redditor since 2005 (yishan) and over the years, I've read blog posts about the ups and downs of the reddit team …
More: AllThingsD, Forbes, The Next Web and InternautTweets: @semilThanks:@hornokplease
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Former Facebook engineering director Yishan Wong takes role as CEO of Reddit  —  Yishan Wong, a former director of engineering at Facebook, who spent more than four years at the company overseeing ads, payments and internationalization efforts, is becoming chief executive of Reddit.
More: TechCrunch
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:
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 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.
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.
More: GigaOM and MacNN
Wall Street Journal:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Nick Brown / Reuters:
Apple barred from pursuing Kodak patent claims now  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the biggest company by market value, was told it cannot now pursue an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Eastman Kodak Co, and was ordered not to file similar new litigation against the bankrupt photography company.
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Holey chip!  IBM drills holes into optical chip for terabit-per-second speed  —  IBM researchers have built a prototype optical chip that can transfer a terabit of data per second, using an innovative design requiring 48 tiny holes drilled into a standard CMOS chip, facilitating the movement of light.
China Real Time Report:
Proview's Ominous Open Letter to Chinese iPad Vendors … Apple Inc.'s trademark dispute with a Chinese affiliate of Hong Kong-based Proview International Holdings over use of the iPad name took a confusing turn yesterday when a company claiming to represent Proview's state-run creditors …

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