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March 21, 2012, 12:00 AM

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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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook convinces AT&T to unlock customer's iPhone  —  We get many emails on Apple's customer support experience.  While not always positive, some are excellent examples of Apple going beyond the average company.  Today, a reader and trusted tipster reached out to us and explained …
Paul Thurrott's / SuperSite for Windows:
What's Coming In Microsoft Outlook 15  —  I make no apologies for my refusal to use Microsoft Outlook, but hundreds of millions of business users and consumers rely on this multi-functional solution every day.  In fact, it's the center of many people's computing experience, period, the dashboard by which they manage their daily lives.
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Video on New iPad Eats Up Monthly Data Plans  —  Users Find Latest Speedy 4G Link Carries a Big Cost—Churning Through Data Limits in Mere Hours  —  Brandon Wells got the new iPad last Friday, started wirelessly streaming March Madness games the next day and by Saturday night was out of gas.
More: Digits
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft nabs former Yahoo chief scientist to work on big data integration  —  Summary: Microsoft has added to its technical fellow ranks a former Yahoo chief scientist to help Redmond's big data push.  —  Microsoft has added a new technical fellow to the ranks who will focus on big-data integration.
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 …
More: Betabeat and SlashGear
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
After 2 Years of Testing, Venmo Opens Payment Service to Public  —  After more than two years in beta testing, Venmo, a mobile payments service that lets people send money to their friends, is opening its doors to the public on Tuesday.  —  It is rare for a start-up company working …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Sorry carriers, 9 out of 10 tablets sold are Wi-Fi  —  Approximately 90 percent of all tablets in the U.S. relied on Wi-Fi over 3G mobile broadband last year, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma.  In his most recent wireless market update report that summarizes the industry in 2011 …
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
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
$1.5 billion: The cost of cutting London-Toyko latency by 60ms  —  Starting this summer, a convoy of ice breakers and specially-adapted polar ice-rated cable laying ships will begin to lay the first ever trans-Arctic Ocean submarine fiber optic cables.  Two of these cables …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Patents Developing: A Lawsuit From Mitel; More Patent Applications From AOL, Others  —  For those who may have thought that last week's patent lawsuit filed by Yahoo against Facebook was a one-off, here are some developments that indicate that we may be seeing more of this to come:

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