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March 24, 2012, 11:30 AM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
FCC Fires Back at AT&T Over T-Mobile Job Cuts  —  The Federal Communications Commission rejected the idea, put forth by AT&T earlier on Friday, that job cuts at T-Mobile are a sign that regulators should have allowed its megadeal to proceed.  —  “In a short period of time …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
New iPhone (iPhone 5,1) coming fall 2012 with LTE, similar sized screen  —  While Apple has only just released the new iPad, iMore has already started to hear more about the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5,1).  We previously reported that Apple was working to reduce the size …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Is Apple planning its own mobile voice service?  —  Light Reading has dug up some very interesting job postings on the Apple's Website.  Apple is looking for telephony software engineers to work on iOS.  Judging by the list of experience requirements in the postings, Apple is looking to add voice-over-IP …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon  —  The promise of an Army app store has been bandied about for quite a while now, but it looks like it's slowly becoming a reality.  The US Army has today officially announced a prototype of the Army Software Marketplace …
Bloomberg:
Bats Withdraws IPO After Errors Pummel Its Stock, Halt Apple  —  Bats Withdraws IPO After Computer Problems  —  Bats Global Markets Inc (BATS)., the six- year-old equity exchange, canceled its initial public offering, stunning Wall Street after errors on its own computer systems kept the stock …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue  —  Consumers will watch more movies online than on DVDs in 2012 for the first time, but will spend far less doing so, according to a new report.  —  The number of movies rented or bought online from outlets like Netflix and iTunes …
Rafe Needleman / CNET:
Box.Net became a .Com for just shy of a million bucks  —  CEO Aaron Levie got lucky: The company that owned the .com of his company name wanted a lot, but not as much as they could have got.  —  Just Box.  —  I just had a nice talk with Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box.net.  I mean, Box.
Scott McCartney / Wall Street Journal:
To Tweet From 30,000 Feet: Picking Planes Wired for Wi-Fi  —  More passengers are downloading books, sending Tweets and updating their Facebook pages in the middle of a flight—even as they complain about steep prices.  —  Currently, about 1,700 planes in the U.S. have Internet access …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
6waves Lolapps' CTO and Chief Product Officer Rue And Sethi Step Down  —  Just a few days after social gaming company 6waves Lolapps said it was laying off most of its development staff to focus on publishing, its chief product officer Arjun Sethi and chief technology officer Brian Rue have stepped down.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Shopping For Zero-Days: A Price List For Hackers' Secret Software Exploits  —  This story accompanies a profile of the French exploit-selling firm Vupen in the April 9th issue of Forbes magazine.  —  A clever hacker today has to make tough choices.  Find a previously unknown method …

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