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March 14, 2012, 6:05 PM

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Britannica Blog:
Change: It's Okay.  Really.  —  That big print set will pass into history, but the future it gives way to will be bright.  —  For 244 years, the thick volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica have stood on the shelves of homes, libraries, and businesses everywhere, a source of enlightenment …
Andrew Chen / @andrewchen:
Why I doubted Facebook could build a billion dollar business, and what I learned from being horribly wrong  —  Facebook, early 2006  —  Sometimes, you need to be horribly, embarrassingly wrong to remind yourself to keep an open mind.  This is my story of my failure to understand Facebook's potential.
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Yahoo-Facebook: First fisticuffs, then flowers?  —  Social network needs to move fast to stave of any doubt among investors as its IPO approaches One possibility: Facebook buys a bunch of Yahoo's patents outright.  —  Across the tech world, the immediate reaction to Yahoo suing Facebook …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Kevin Rose's Milk shutters its first app Oink after just over 4 months  —  After just over four months, Oink, the first app from Digg founder Kevin Rose's new company Milk, will close its doors.  The app was described as a ‘way to rate and rank the things around you,’ and billed itself …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Verizon Will Double LTE Footprint by Year's End  —  Verizon currently operates the largest 4G LTE network in the United States, and it has no plans to relinquish that title any time soon.  —  The carrier said today that it plans to double its 4G LTE footprint in 2012, extending it to some 400 markets by year's end.
Greg Bensinger / Dow Jones Newswires:
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
White House CIO's first 40 days included ‘worst day’ ever  —  Colangelo started his job the same day as President Obama, found IT assets ‘in pretty bad shape’  —  PHOENIX - Here are two facts about Brook Colangelo's job as the CIO of the Executive Office of President.
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
As ‘Why I Left’ Letters Reach Meme Proportions, Startups Hope Goldman's Moral Loss Is Their Gain  —  If there were a more visual element (perhaps a honey badger or LOLcat) attached to the “Why I Left Company X” genre, the meme would already be cresting to the top of BuzzFeed.
More: Beyond Search and kottke.orgTweets: @ldignan
James Whittaker / MSDN Blogs:
Christopher Soghoian / slight paranoia:
FBI seeks warrant to force Google to unlock Android phone  —  Today, I stumbled across a recent FBI application and accompanying affidavit for a search warrant ordering Google to unlock a screen-locked Android phone.  The application asks Google to: “provide law enforcement with any and all means …
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW:
Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am  —  Apple announced today that the new iPad will go sale this Friday starting at 8:00 am local time.  It will debut in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK …
BBC:
Cyber-attack on BBC leads to suspicion of Iran's involvement  —  The BBC is not providing detail of the timing or nature of the cyber-attack  —  A “sophisticated cyber-attack” on the BBC has been linked to Iran's efforts to disrupt the BBC Persian Service.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
New iPad apps up to five times larger than their predecessors  —  Apple's iPad versions of its iLife and iWork apps will be up to five times as large as their predecessors due to the ultra-high resolution of the new iPad.  Vietnamese site Tinhte has spent some time with the new iPad and made an interesting observation on app sizes:
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Congress still not satisfied with Apple's privacy protections, requests briefing  —  Despite a detailed response from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the introduction of new privacy policies, U.S. government officials aren't yet satisfied that Apple is doing enough to protect the information of its customers.
More: AllThingsD and ForbesThanks:@jbruin
Greg Finn / Marketing Land:
Google Hangouts Builds Feature Set With Google Docs Integration  —  The star feature of Google+, Google Hangouts, is now integrating fully with Google's online suite of document, presentation and spreadsheet editing software, Google Docs.  This is a very interesting combination …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 ... 2 ... 1  —  Yahoo just got yet another poison-pen letter from activist investor Dan Loeb of Third Point, which says the company has been “dismissive” of his alternate slate of board members, including former NBC head Jeff Zucker.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Accessory Manufacturer Claims 15-Inch MacBook Air Coming in April  —  Electricpig reports that it has heard from a Mac accessory manufacturer that Apple is planning to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air as soon as April. … The source is reportedly involved in “MacBook docking solutions” …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Anatomy of a news story: How Bing and Google performed when Steve Jobs resigned  —  A new study out today from Seattle-based Optify attempts to get behind the scenes on how Bing and Google operate when big news breaks.  Obviously, that's an interesting topic for news hounds like us.
Chris O'Brien / SiliconBeat:
Mark Pincus of Zynga received threats in 2011 that led company to spend $1 million on additional security  —  As expected, Zynga filed today to raise an additional $400 million in a secondary stock offering.  One thing that caught my eye was a reference to founder and CEO Mark Pincus under the section of employee benefits:
More: Business InsiderThanks:@rgkeith
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
HTC confirms upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich updates for 16 devices  —  HTC is joining Samsung in its Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) party after the Taiwanese handset maker announce a slew of devices that are set to get upgrades to the latest Android 4.0 operating system.

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