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March 19, 2012, 12:55 AM

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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Schedules Conference Call To Announce Outcome of Cash Balance Discussions  —  Apple just issued a press release confirming a conference call scheduled for tomorrow, March 19th, to announce the outcome of discussions concerning the company's cash balance.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple Sets Monday A.M. Call On Cash Position; Dividend Coming?  —  Apple is about to answer the $100 billion question.  —  The company has announced that it will hold a conference call Monday morning at 9 a.m. Eastern - before the market opens, I would note - to discuss …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Why Tomorrow's Apple Conference Call Is A Really Big Deal  —  Apple has announced a conference call for tomorrow morning at 9 AM eastern time to discuss plans the company has for its large cash* stockpile.  A recent Moody's analysis of corporate cash positions underscored why this is such a huge deal …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Time to Review F.A.A. Policy on Gadgets  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday morning I'm going to drive to the airport, check in for my flight to New York, then head to the airport bookstore for a stack of magazines to read on the plane.  I'll do this reluctantly because I will carry both an Amazon Kindle …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple and the Daisey affair  —  Why did the company keep its silence, when it knew a year ago what we know now?  —  Mike Daisey performing “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”  —  Mike Daisey began performing his off-Broadway monologue “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in January 2011.
Faith Hung / Reuters:
Foxconn not to take legal action after retraction  —  (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group, the top maker of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, said on Monday it had no plans to take legal action over a U.S. radio program about its activity in China, parts of which have been retracted.
AngelList:
SUPPORT THE JOBS ACT  —  Urge the Senate to pass this important startup bill Startups are forbidden to: Publicly discuss that they are raising money Raise money through crowdfunding Receive services like standard docs from incubators and online platforms Stay private if they have over 500 shareholders …
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
Cisco's Bold Networking Start-Up  —  Three of Cisco's top engineers with a strong record in building some of the company's most important products are in negotiations to create a new type of network switch for data centers, according to people with knowledge of the talks.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Teardown of New Apple TV Reveals Same 8 GB Flash Storage, Bump to 512 MB RAM  —  Following the release of the third-generation Apple TV late last week, one forum member at XBMC.org has performed a teardown of the device, revealing a number of details about its internals.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter and Facebook Are Tomorrow's News Service.  For Now, Though ...  If you're like me, you increasingly rely on Twitter and Facebook as your news editors.  But that means we're in a small minority.  —  Just 9 percent of American adults frequently get their news from their pals at the two services.

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