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March 20, 2012, 7:05 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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobile Devs Interested in Google Over Facebook for Social Mobile Apps  —  Google and Facebook are in a war for user attention on the Web.  This is not just about how many eyeballs are on Google+ versus Facebook but also from an end-to-end platform perspective.
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.
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
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?
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 …
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
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 …
Greg Kumparak / PandoDaily:
An Exclusive First Interview With Reddit's New CEO, Yishan Wong  —  Just a bit over a week ago, reddit announced that they'd finally found a CEO.  Now, this wasn't a matter of swapping the old guy out with the new guy — up until Condé Nast spun reddit off into its own thing back in September …
Jack Purcher / Patent Bolt:
Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond  —  It came to light in 2008 that an Apple research team was working on a visual headset for the iPod.  In recent months news has surfaced that a next generation super high res micro OLED display is ready to support new visual headsets coming to market later this year.
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Google trademarks Showy for software that turns a device into a remote control  —  Late last month, Google registered the domain name GoogleShowy.com.  With such generic words in the name there was not much to go on.  —  But now, Google has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent …
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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