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March 12, 2008, 11:37 AM

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN in Talks to Acquire Mashable, Sources Say  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — CNN, a unit of Time Warner, and Mashable are in advanced talks that may lead to an acquisition of the social news Web site, three people with knowledge of the talks said.  —  Mashable, which specializes in stories about technology …
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
South by Southwest: Is CNN buying Mashable?  - Felix TV (1:08)  —  Breaking News from SXSW: Reuters blogger Felix Salmon has learned from an unnamed source that CNN will buy social media website Mashable for more than $200 million.  The source says an announcement is expected for Tuesday.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, shows off upcoming Android app  —  Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users.  —  Co-founder Kevin Systrom didn't disclose daily active users.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nokia likely to launch Windows 8 tablet PCs in 4Q12, say sources  —  Nokia will team up with Microsoft to venture into the tablet PC market by releasing a 10-inch Windows 8-based tablet PC set on Qualcomm's dual-core platform in the fourth quarter of 2012 at the earliest, according to sources at upstream component suppliers.
Mark Prigg / This Is London:
Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh  —  Mark Prigg meets Sir Jonathan Ive, the British man behind the design of Apple's iconic products  —  Sir Jonathan Ive, Jony to his friends, is arguably one of the world's most influential Londoners.  The 45-year-old was born in Chingford — and went to the same school as David Beckham.
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Les Moonves: Steve Jobs Approached CBS for Apple TV Content  —  The CBS CEO spoke at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium on Saturday, which also included a panel on negotiating talent deals.  —  CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said Saturday that he was approached about a year ago by Steve Jobs …
USA Today:
Apple: iPad preorders sell out, demand ‘off the charts’  —  If you are hoping to score a new iPad from Apple, you might have to wait.  Apple's website shows March 19 as the earliest ship date for online orders of its popular tablet computer.  And there is a limit of two per customer on the number of tablets that can preordered.
Ryan Block / gdgt:
Why the new iPad's Retina Display matters  —  Specs are specs, and every time a new device is announced we expect the numbers to ratchet a little higher.  This is the stuff that makes people (especially tech pundits) so cynical of upgrade cycles: the typical incremental updates don't tend …
More: InteractionedThanks:@gdgt
David Carr / New York Times:
A Code of Conduct for Content Aggregators  —  As words and articles became digitized over the last 15 years, they began to float, there for the plucking and replication elsewhere.  Words like “curation” and “aggregation” became the language of the realm, sometimes used as substitutes for describing the actual creation of content.
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Peter Thiel, university-hater, heads to campus  —  (Reuters) - Peter Thiel, the superstar Silicon Valley investor, has famously dismissed university as a waste of time and money, and even offered students cash to drop out.  —  But his views apparently do not apply to himself - or to Stanford University.
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Pinterest Aims at the Collector Hidden Inside All of Us  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — Seeking attention for your start-up?  You may want to look beyond the Internet-savvy throngs clogging the sidewalks and bars here.  —  Many start-up companies trying to attract interest work the circuit at the annual South …
Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
Marvel Comics' Axel Alonso: New App Augments Reality [Video]  —  Marvel comic book heroes are jumping off the page with some new digital features.  —  Marvel Entertainment, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is adding augmented reality to its comics using a new “Marvel AR” app for iOS or Android …
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Facebook throws up roadblock for Google-hosted blogs  —  Summary: Facebook has started prompting users who post any link from Google Blogger with a CAPTCHA test.  This seems to affect all blogspot.com links as well as Google-hosted blogs with a custom URL.  —  Facebook has started throwing …
More: Mashable!Thanks:@emilprotalinski
Mike Cassidy / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley has become the new Motor City  —  Back in the bleak days of the dot-com bust, a number of naysayers would sum up Silicon Valley's sorry state by wondering whether the region was on its way to becoming the next Detroit.  —  Now a decade later, you could argue it's come to pass …
Zee / The Next Web:
Well that's that.  Gowalla shuts down.  —  Three months after the acquisition of Gowalla by Facebook, the company has officially closed it doors.  The screenshot below can be found on the location startup turned travel guide's homepage.  —  The termination is a timely one.
Peter Guest / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Friend or Foe?  —  Investors have realized that companies no longer compete with Facebook, they compete on it  —  Stuck to the wall by the entrance to Badoo's office in London's Soho district is a postcard that says 'No, I'm Not On Facebook'.  —  Badoo's 135 million registered users …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Samsung Accused by Apple of Violating Order in Infringement Case  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) was accused by Apple Inc. of violating a court order in a patent- infringement case by failing to produce source code as directed by a judge.  —  Samsung “only partially complied with” …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day  —  Win 75K in prizes for YOUR startup in BI's annual business-plan competition!  Deadline is March 31 so apply now!  And hear from Fab, Lot18, and more at the Startup 2012 conference on May 3, 2012!

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