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March 12, 2012, 4:40 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood Studios Warm To Apple's iCloud Effort  —  Apple Inc. and Hollywood are proving how complicated it is to build alliances in the digital-media business.  —  Last week Apple said five major movie studios had agreed to allow consumers to buy their films on one Apple device …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
We Don't Need No Stinking Seal of Approval from the Blog Police  —  David Carr's column today is partly about a plan masterminded by Ad Age columnist Simon Dumenco to create, quote, a “Council on Ethical Blogging and Aggregation,” which will ostensibly serve as a sort of trade group or …
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Bloomberg:
Iphone Fails to Gain China Share as Samsung Lead Triples: Tech  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) got a second partner in China to sell the iPhone in the world's biggest mobile-phone market.  The deal may be too late to catch Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), with a market share that's three times larger and growing.
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
The Google that never was: how the search giant killed a 2007 redesign  —  Creative Lab's Chris Wiggins, Maps's Evelyn Kim, Gmail's Michael Leggett, Chrome's Nicholas Jitkoff, and Search's Jon Wiley also discussed the big changes in structure and approach to the more recent 2011 design.
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Aereo files countersuit against broadcasters  —  (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, a new online television service backed by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, has filed a countersuit against several broadcasters, seeking a declaration that it does not infringe their copyrights.
Jake Hubert / Inside Search:
Video!  The search quality meeting, uncut (annotated)  —  It took eight video cameras and 16 microphones, but we've done something new and special to give you another inside look at how search works.  Today we've published, for the first time, a video with the uncut discussion of a proposed algorithm change …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Intel Developing Web-Based TV Service  —  Intel Corp. is developing an Internet-based TV service that it hopes to sell to U.S. consumers, a strategic shift for the chip maker that makes it the latest technology company to look at a foray in the pay-TV business.
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Google to Stand Trial in India  —  NEW DELHI—Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are set to stand trial in a New Delhi court starting Tuesday to face charges that they failed to censor objectionable content from their sites, putting on stark display the legal risks for Internet companies chasing growth in India.
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 …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft's Photosynth App Goes Worldwide After 6 Million US Downloads  —  Microsoft's Photosynth iOS app, which has been available to US users for almost a year, is now available worldwide and includes a couple updates.  —  In its blog post today, Microsoft says the app …
Curt Hopkins / Ars Technica:
TED moves toward the classroom with the launch of TED-Ed  —  The TED organization rolled out its education initiative today.  So far, TED-Ed consists primarily of a YouTube channel with, as TED-Ed curator Chris Anderson describes it in a blog post, “a dozen short videos created for high school students and life-long learners.”
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Anonymous made fraudulent charges worth $700K in Stratfor attack, number may grow  —  The FBI has revealed that $700,000 worth of fraudulent credit card charges were executed after hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and stole nearly 200 gigabytes of data from security firm Stratfor.

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