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March 16, 2012, 12:30 AM

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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 …
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” …
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Retina iPad Apps To Test Tonight And Tomorrow  —  The new iPad nears.  Apparently Walmart will be selling them in just a few short hours, well before Apple itself does tomorrow morning.  Meanwhile, the first direct-to-consumer shipments should be hitting anytime now.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Tim Cook Dragged Path's Dave Morin Into His Office And Grilled Him  —  After Path was caught storing contacts from your address book on its servers, Tim Cook called its CEO Dave Morin into his office.  —  There, Cook and other Apple executives grilled him over the infraction …
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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 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lenovo will be ‘first to market’ with a Windows 8 tablet, says source  —  Michael Dell said that he would offer an enterprise tablet “on the exact day” that Windows 8 ships to customers, but his company may have some competition right out of the gate: We've learned that Lenovo is internally planning …
Ben Worthen / Digits:
IPO Candidate Apptio Raising $50 Million  —  Business-software maker Apptio Inc. is raising $50 million as it moves towards an initial public offering, the latest such start-up to attract a big funding round as investors turn their attention to companies targeting corporate tech buyers.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Super-Secret Google Builds Servers in the Dark  —  Inside the massive data centers run by Equinix, the lights are on in some cages, but off in others.  Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired.com  —  Just how far will Google go to hide its custom-built data-center hardware from the rest of the world?
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
How Y Combinator Started  —  Y Combinator's 7th birthday was March 11.  As usual we were so busy we didn't notice till a few days after.  I don't think we've ever managed to remember our birthday on our birthday.  —  On March 11 2005, Jessica and I were walking home from dinner in Harvard Square.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to End Contract With LightSquared  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. will terminate a 15-year contract with billionaire Philip Falcone's LightSquared Inc. Friday and return $65 million in prepayments to the wireless start-up, according to people familiar with the plans.
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.
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.

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