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March 19, 2012, 6:35 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 …
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Monday it had no plans to take legal action over a U.S. radio program about its activity in China, parts of which have been retracted.
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.
Associated Press:
In Sweden, cash is king no more  —  STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661.  Now it's come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.  —  “I can't see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore,” says Bjoern Ulvaeus …
TorrentFreak:
Court Orders RapidShare to Filter User Uploads  —  A Higher Regional Court in Germany has ruled that file-hosting service RapidShare must proactively filter thousands of files uploaded by its users.  The Court confirmed three separate verdicts by a lower court, in cases that were started by book publishers and a music rights group.
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
The Way We Read Now  —  The case against electronic books has been made, and elegantly, by many people, including Nicholson Baker in The New Yorker a few years ago.  Mr. Baker called Amazon's Kindle, in a memorable put-down, “the Bowflex of bookishness: something expensive that …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Copyright Math: a quantitative reasoning master class by Rob Reid (video)  —  What do you get when you have Silicon Valley's best and brightest sitting before you, elbow-to-elbow with Hollywood moguls, New York elite, and some incredibly cool Bostonians (along with a thousand other inspirational souls from around the world)?
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