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March 9, 2012, 6:15 PM

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Charles Annis / DisplaySearch Blog:
How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display  —  Apple's new iPad offers multiple enhancements, the most prominent of which - and clearly the focus of Apple's marketing campaign - is the 2048 × 1536, 264 ppi retina display.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple has now completely sold out first online shipment of new iPads worldwide  —  Apple has run through its initial online shipment of the new model of iPad worldwide.  The shipment dates on Apple's site have now slipped to March 19th from March 16th in the US.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The iPad Is Unbeatable  —  Why Apple's tablet competitors don't stand a chance—and maybe never will.  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing the newest iPad  —  Imagine you run a large technology company not named Apple.  Let's say you're Steve Ballmer, Michael Dell, Meg Whitman, Larry Page, or Intel's Paul Otellini.
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends:
Why are companies defecting from Google Maps?  —  First Foursquare and now Apple are scaling back their use of Google Maps.  Why are major players starting to back way from Google's nearly ubiquitous mapping service?  —  In recent years, Google Maps has transformed itself …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Twitter's Secret History As the World's Worst Tech or Media Business  —  Twitter Inc.'s been spinning quite a turnaround story in the press lately.  The microblogging service “has finally turned a corner,” declares the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek.  “It's a juggernaut,” a company executive tells the magazine.
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Twitter Catches the ‘SPDY’ Train  —  Twitter has embraced Google's vision of a faster web and is now serving webpages over the SPDY protocol to browsers that support it.  —  SPDY, pronounced “speedy,” is a replacement for the HTTP protocol — the language currently used when your browser talks to a web server.
Foursquare Blog:
Is it open?  Business hours are now on foursquare!  —  On the prowl for a late night snack?  Or a cafe that's open super early?  Or a place that's still serving brunch on a late Sunday afternoon?  —  Now when you're looking for great places to try, you'll see a business' hours …
John Cook / GeekWire:
T-Mobile executive: Key to fixing industry is removing device subsidies  —  Cole Brodman, CMO of T-Mobile, speaks at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle (Karen Ducey Photography)  —  As mobile devices become more powerful, prices continue to fall.  And while consumers now have more computing power …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
New problem for Amazon: Sony defects to OpenStack  —  Updated: Sony's gaming arm is moving at least some of its workload from Amazon Web Services to the rival Rackspace OpenStack.  That move shows that, although AWS remains the leader in public cloud infrastructure, it faces increasing competition …
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
H.P. Attempts to Take On Amazon's Cloud Service  —  Within two months, Hewlett-Packard will offer a large and powerful cloud computing service similar to Amazon Web Services, but with more business-oriented features, according the head of the project.  —  “We're not just building a cloud …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Investing $300 Million in Austin, Texas to Add 3,600 More Workers  —  The State of Texas today announced that Apple has committed to spend $304 million to expand its operations in Austin, seeking to add 3,600 employees to its facilities there. … Apple's campus in Austin, Texas (Source: Flickr/The Pug Father)
Electronista:
Apple TV now treats DVD digital copies as iTunes purchases  —  Previous Apple TV hardware still limited to 720p  —  Users trying out the new Apple TV software update v5.0 have uncovered a significant change in the way the unit (both the previous 2011 version and the new 2012 edition) handle …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Cha-ching!  Chegg raises $25M more for textbook and education platform  —  Textbook rental service Chegg has raised nearly $25 million in equity funding, according to a form D the company filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange commission.  —  “The funding is led by existing investors …
Karan Mangla / Facebook:
Under the Hood: Building the Location API  —  Earlier this week, we added the ability to tag location in stories published from apps on the open graph.  Like with any update you make from your composer, location can now be added to any photo, link, or update written from an app back to Facebook …
Chad Bray / Wall Street Journal:
FBI's ‘Sabu’ Hacker Was a Model Informant  —  As soon as he was caught, an influential computer hacker agreed to become a government informant and “literally worked around the clock” to help federal agents nab an elusive collective of alleged cyber criminals who have launched online attacks against companies …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Anonymous leaks Symantec's Norton anti-virus source code  —  Summary: Anonymous has released what appears to be the source code from Norton Antivirus 2006, in what could be a seriously damaging exercise for Symantec.  —  Anonymous, for which LulzSec was distantly related to …

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