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March 20, 2012, 8:10 PM

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Donna L. Tapellini / Consumer Reports News:
Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games  —  The new iPad can run significantly hotter than the earlier iPad2 model when running an action game, Consumer Reports testers have found.  —  Using a thermal imaging camera, Consumer Reports engineers recorded temperatures …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple's Chilly Response to iPad Heat Complaints  —  It's not uncommon for Apple enthusiasts to start finding fault with their new gadget within a couple days of buying the latest and greatest.  —  In some rare cases — most famously, with the iPhone 4 antenna — Apple may end up acknowledging some validity to the griping.
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Visualized: new iPad burns 10 degrees hotter than its predecessor  —  We wouldn't exactly be going out on a limb by suggesting that the new iPad is Apple's hottest tablet to date — even before Tim Cook confirmed as much earlier today.  But while Apple has plenty of reason to brag …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: In a Major Restructuring, Hewlett-Packard to Combine Printer and PC Groups  —  Hewlett-Packard will announce a sweeping reorganization today that will move its Imaging and Printing Group, once the jewel in the IT giant's crown, under its PC-making Personal Systems Group, sources familiar with the matter tell AllThingsD.
Felix Salmon / Wired:
For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks  —  When Facebook goes public this year, it will raise at least $5 billion, making it the biggest Internet IPO the world has ever seen.  The day it debuts on the stock exchange, Facebook will be worth more than General Motors, the New York Times Company, and Sprint Nextel combined.
Wall Street Journal:
Zuckerberg Skips Analyst Meeting  —  Facebook Inc. chief executive Mark Zuckerberg doesn't expect to play a hands-on role selling the social network's initial public offering to analysts, one Facebook executive told Wall Street analysts Monday.  —  Mr. Zuckerberg skipped a meeting Monday …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Beats Is Buying MOG Music Subscription Service  —  Headphone-maker Beats is purchasing music subscription service MOG, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal.  But the deal hasn't closed yet.  —  Beats' majority owner is HTC, the Taiwanese cellphone maker, which put $300 million into the company last year.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
The Real Reason Google Bought Kevin Rose And Milk: It Needs Designers  —  Google acquired the Milk team last week — but only about half of it.  —  Business Insider has learned the other half, which included Milk engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck, were not offered positions at Google.
More: SlashGearThanks:@graemethickins
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft banning Mac, iPad purchases by its sales and marketing group?  —  Summary: An alleged internal Microsoft e-mail claims the company's marketing and sales organization is about to halt Mac and iPad purchases made with company funds.  Smart or pointless?
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Oracle's final damage claim against Google well under $100 million  —  My, my, my, how the mighty have fallen.  In this case, the mighty is the roughly $6 billion Oracle initially sought in its suit against Google.  By September of last year that number had dropped to a comparatively paltry $2 billion …
More: Groklaw
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Apple Fails to Wrest Android Data From Motorola Mobility  —  Apple Inc. lost a bid to force Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) to turn over data about Google Inc. (GOOG)'s development of its Android mobile-phone operating system and planned acquisition of the mobile phone manufacturer.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Apple fighting Motorola, Nokia, and RIM over nano-SIM standard  —  Perhaps to SIM card inventor Giesecke & Devrient's surprise, its nano-SIM proposal introduced late last year didn't fly through the standardization process unopposed: instead, the process for crafting a next-gen SIM standard …
More: Financial TimesTweets: @benwood
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
CEO dares Microsoft to sue him over virtual desktops that flout licensing  —  We recently told you about a virtual desktop service for iPads and other devices that seems to exist only because it breaks Microsoft's Windows licensing rules in order to provide an unbeatable price: free …
More: WebProNews
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Wantful, Gift-Giving Start-Up, Announces Funding  —  When it comes to sending people birthday and Christmas gifts, I would likely win the award for: “Worst.  Gift-giver.  Ever.”  Not only do I pick terrible presents for people, but worse, I have half-written birthday cards stuffed around …
More: BetaKit and VentureBeat
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics  —  In its continuing conquest to dominate Europe, Airbnb has just acquired its British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed sum.  Both companies offer the same peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace …
More: GigaOM and Mashable!
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Square Snags PayPal VP Alyssa Cutright for International Expansion  —  A Square spokesperson has confirmed to All Things D that the payments company has hired Alyssa Cutright, a 12-year veteran of PayPal, to head up its international expansion.  —  Most recently, Cutright …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Virgin Mobile USA's text and data services are out across the USA  —  As customers of Sprint's contract-averse MVNO have probably noticed, Virgin Mobile has been having a national outage of its text and data services for at least several hours now.  While we're hearing from some customers it's …
More: The VergeTweets: @virginmobileus
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Diller-backed Aereo countersues Fox, PBS  —  (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, an online television service backed by billionaire Barry Diller, filed a second countersuit against major broadcasters that want to stop it from retransmitting their programming.  —  Tuesday's lawsuit against News Corp's Fox …

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