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March 15, 2012, 4:50 PM

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iFixit:
iPad 3 4G Teardown  —  Our CXO flew to the Telstra store in Melbourne, Australia and was first in line to get the iPad 3 for our deconstructive pleasure.  A big thanks to Macfixit Australia for letting us use their facility for the teardown!  Tech Specs: Dual-core Apple A5X processor 9.7 inch LED backlit …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The new iPad doesn't allow FaceTime over LTE  —  We've just confirmed that although the new iPad has incredibly fast download and upload speeds over LTE, FaceTime vide chat still won't work directly on the 4G network.  As you can see in the positively vexing screenshot above …
Yukari Kane / Yukari Iwatani Kane:
Why I Decided Not to Buy the New iPad  —  I was all set to buy the new iPad (that is the iPad 3 that's not called the iPad 3).  It was a no-brainer decision.  I figured that I could sell my 3G-enabled 32 GB iPad 2 to offset the cost to buy the new one, and I could also expense it because I'm writing …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
iPad review (2012)  —  The moment Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPad on March 7th in San Francisco, I immediately started brainstorming on my review for the device.  There are clear challenges in comparing generational, iterative products like the iPad — especially when the devices themselves look nearly identical.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
New iPad: a Million More Pixels Than HDTV  —  Apple's iPad could be described as a personal display through which you see and manipulate text, graphics, photos and videos often delivered via the Internet.  So, how has the company chosen to improve its wildly popular tablet?
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
What Everyone Dislikes About The New iPad  —  iPad reviews are out!  —  Every review is overwhelmingly positive, but there are small complaints about the new iPad and we've summed them up here.  —  The one takeaway from reading over a half-dozen reviews: If you have an iPad 2, there's no need to upgrade.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google  —  Digg founder Kevin Rose has been hired by Google, according to sources close to the situation.  —  Rose's mobile app incubator Milk yesterday announced it was shutting down its only product, Oink.  —  Google is not outright buying or “acqhiring” …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Winning A Bidding War With Facebook, Google Picks Up The Entire Milk Team  —  AllThingsD is reporting that super-founder Kevin Rose is joining Google.  Well, that's part of the story ... the other part is that the entire Milk team, including Rose, will be joining the search giant, in an acqui-hire type deal.
David Marcus / The PayPal Blog:
Introducing PayPal Here: The Future of Commerce for Small Business  —  PayPal has a long history of helping small businesses.  For 14 years we've provided the tools and services that have allowed millions of small businesses to grow by solving the complex and critical task of processing payments securely …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
PayPal unveils ‘PayPal Here’ Square competitor for mobile payment  —  PayPal has more than just a digital wallet system for consumers planned.  As rumored, today president and CEO John Donahoe has unveiled a small dongle that can be used to accept credit card payments to compete directly with Square, called “PayPal Here.”
Business Week:
Anarchy in the App Store  —  Path bills itself as a social network that cares about privacy.  For a while it was also an App Store outlaw.  When iPhone users downloaded it through Apple's popular storefront, the software surreptitiously sent a user's entire contacts list—including e-mail addresses …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Harrods announces that its Apple Store makes its grand opening tomorrow at 10 AM to sell new iPads  —  We've been following the prospect of a Harrods Apple Store-in-store for a while now.  First, we broke the news in January that the store would be coming later this year, then we pinpointed the March 16th opening date.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia working on own tablet: design chief  —  (Reuters) - Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari is spending a third of his time on creating a tablet for the cellphone maker, which would stand out among hundreds of iPad-challengers, he said in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WSJ Says Big Google Search Changes Coming?  Reality Check Time!  —  The Wall Street Journal is out with a story saying that Google is about to make one of the biggest changes in its history of offering web search, providing more direct answers and gaining “semantic” smarts to understand more about what words mean.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Britney Spears Gets On Path, Which Is Raising Up To $30M At A $250M Valuation  —  So rumor (and Twitter) has it that singer Britney Spears was at Path yesterday, hanging with founder Dave Morin and rockstars Danny Trinh and Matt Van Horn in their spacious offices — and actually sitting at their boardroom table.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google Plus: The problem isn't design, it's a lack of demand  —  While Google continues to maintain that its Google+ social network is doing just fine, thank you very much — with a user base of about 100 million, according to the web giant — skepticism about the actual popularity of the service remains high.
More: Bits and Beyond Search
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12  —  Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among the ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July, says the music industry's chief lobbyist.  [Read more]
Kate Solomon / TechRadar:
RIM confirms BB10 is coming to BlackBerry Playbook  —  RIM has confirmed to TechRadar that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be getting BB10 OS when it's ready.  While there's no word on any new tablet hardware (the future of the PlayBook line is definitely in flux), existing owners …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Cisco Acquires Israeli Video Software Firm NDS for $5 Billion  —  Update: This deal was just confirmed by Cisco, which moments ago pushed out a press release.  I've embedded the text below and will revise the post momentarily.  —  Networking giant Cisco Systems is said to be in advanced talks …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Kindle 3.0 for iOS Released with New Library Design, Retina Graphics  —  Amazon's official Kindle app for iOS reached version 3.0 today, adding a number of improvements for the new iPad, as well as a new design for the eBook library.  —  The new view of Kindle for iOS is organized in two separate Cloud and Device tabs.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster  —  Breaking: Aol (who is my employer somehow) has picked up local photosharing app Hipster for a low seven figures we're hearing.  The Hipster team of five will be working for the Aol mobile team out of Palo Alto, under badass Sol Lipman.  —  Updating.
More: VentureBeat and HipsterTweets: @thesolster
Charles Cooper / CNET:
Judea Pearl named 2011 winner of Turing Award  —  UCLA professor cited for pioneering work in extending our understanding of artificial intelligence  —  Judea Pearl is the winner of the prestigious Turing Award for his pioneering work in the field of artificial intelligence.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat  —  OpenTable for hair stylists and other salon professionals StyleSeat is announcing a raise of $775K this morning, from enviable angel investors Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary's A-Grade, Founders Fund (!) and actress Sophia Bush.
Thanks:@melodymcc
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Google Flight Search goes global  —  Google's just announced that Flight Search, which launched last year as a desktop-only service with only domestic US flights, will now allow users to search for international flights.  It's the second major update to Flight Search in just a few weeks …

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