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March 20, 2012, 10:00 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:
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?
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
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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:
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Seagate hits 1 terabit per square inch, 60TB hard drives on their way  —  Seagate has demonstrated the first terabit-per-square-inch hard drive, almost doubling the areal density found in modern hard drives.  Initially this will result in 6TB 3.5-inch desktop drives and 2TB 2.5-inch laptop drives …
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Louis C. K. and Others Take Stand-Up to the Web  —  Stand-up comedians of a certain era knew they had arrived when Johnny Carson invited them to a desk-side seat on “The Tonight Show.”  A generation later, the gold standard was getting a solo comedy special on HBO.

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