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March 20, 2012, 4:15 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.
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
new iPad Display Technology Shoot-Out iPad 2 - new iPad - iPhone 4  —  Introduction The iPad has been a phenomenal runaway success - to a degree that may have even surprised Steve Jobs.  At the new iPad launch Tim Cook remarked that people have been wondering who would improve upon the iPad.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Rob Mee / Rob's blog:
A new chapter for Pivotal Labs  —  I'm delighted to announce the acquisition of Pivotal Labs by EMC.  When we founded Pivotal, many years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the company we would become.  But thanks to our dedicated employees, and the support of incredible clients and partners …
More: eWeek, SiliconANGLE and EMC
Bloomberg:
Windows Phone Outsells Symbian in U.K. Handsets, Study Says  —  Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s new smartphone platform, Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone 7, outsold its older smartphone system in the U.K. this year, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said.  —  About 2.5 percent of U.K. phone buyers chose …
Greg Kumparak / PandoDaily:
How Coldcalling Deadmau5 On Twitter Earned One Artist His Big Break  —  When I hear anyone talking about “the power of social media”, my brain immediately flips to thoughts of self-appointed gurus with uber-douche titles like “Twitter Ninja” or “Friendster Rockstar”.  I can't help it.
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Facing Fees, Some Sites Are Bypassing Google Maps  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to offering online maps to their users, some companies have been leaving Google Maps and setting out for less familiar territory.  —  In the seven years since it was introduced, Google's offering of street maps …
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
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 that the other half, which included Milk engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck, were not offered positions at Google.
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 …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Obama administration enters aggressive stance towards Iran on internet policy, provides guidance to subvert its ‘electronic curtain’  —  Today the Obama administration released a blog post condemning Iran for denying its citizens “a universal right to access information, and to freely assemble online …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
After Deal Talks Sputter, Alibaba and Yahoo Said to Meet Again  —  Just one month after deal talks between Yahoo and its Asian partners collapsed, the sides are coming together once again.  —  Alibaba's chief financial officer and lead deal negotiator, Joe Tsai, flew to Silicon Valley …

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