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March 18, 2012, 9:25 PM

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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.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Why Tomorrow's Apple Conference Call Is A Really Big Deal … - How Do Undercover Cops Actually Train To Infiltrate a High School?  - The Controversial Medical Treatment To Stop Severely Disabled Children From Growing - The Most Important Voting Bloc in 2012 Is Single Women …
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 …
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.
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Paperwork goof may mean Kim DotCom can reclaim assets  —  New Zealand authorities may be forced to return Kim DotCom's cash and cars as a result of a procedural error.  —  (Credit: Screen shot by Greg Sandoval)  —  Authorities in New Zealand have acknowledged making a procedural error prior …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
China's new microblog rules bring confusion aplenty but no initial restriction for users  —  It's been more than two days since the Chinese government's deadline to introduce real-name regulations for microblogs passed, but users of the country's main service — Sina Weibo — are continuing on with no initial sign of restriction.

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