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March 26, 2012, 6:55 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T to sell Nokia Lumia 900 for $100 on April 8  —  Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphone will hit AT&T's store shelves on April 8, a move Nokia hopes will usher a return to the U.S. in a big way.  The phone will sell for $99.99 with a two-year contract, AT&T told CNET.
Sahas Katta / Skatter Tech:
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Tim Cook Meets With Chinese Officials  —  BEIJING—Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook met Chinese government officials in Beijing Monday, a company spokeswoman said, as the consumer electronics giant faces a legal challenge in China to the iPad trademark and as it looks to further its surging Chinese growth.
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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Tim Cook does what Jobs didn't: Visit China as Apple's CEO  —  Tim Cook has been spotted in China, making him the first Apple CEO to visit the world's most populous country, sparking a media frenzy among a nation that is already obsessed by Apple.  —  The Apple CEO was spotted by Sina Weibo users …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers  —  Last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple is at loggerheads with Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia over a proposed standard called “nano-SIM”, a further miniaturization …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
A Year Later, $41 Million Startup Color Has A Pathetic 30,000 Daily Users  —  About a year ago, serial entrepreneur Bill Nguyen shocked the startup world when he announced his latest effort, a company called Color, had raised $41 million out of the gate in order to build yet-another iPhone photography app.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Ad for Its Ads (Video)  —  Twitter is formally launching its very-long-in-the works self-serve ad platform today.  This is one of those “thing we announced was coming a little while ago is now here” announcements; no news here.  But the video they've created to explain …
New York Times:
Microsoft Raids Tackle Net Crime  —  SEATTLE — Microsoft employees, accompanied by United States marshals, raided two nondescript office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, aiming to disrupt one of the most pernicious forms of online crime today — botnets …
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
The Japan Times Online:
Google ordered to suspend autocomplete function over cyber-harassment  —  The Tokyo District Court approved a petition demanding that Google Inc. suspend its autocomplete search feature for Internet browsers after a man alleged that it breached his privacy and got him fired, his lawyer said Sunday.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Colourlovers Buys Forrst to Build an Etsy for Digital Bling  —  Creative community Colourlovers has acquired another creative community called Forrst in a bid to create the preeminent place on the Web where creative types can come together, make pretty things, help each other get better …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Apple's Siri Gains Traction-For Some Things  —  Siri, how popular are you?  —  New research set to be released this week found that 87% of those who own Apple's iPhone 4S use at least one feature of its Siri virtual assistant monthly.  —  But most usage is across a relatively limited set of functions …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Comcast: Xbox 360 On Demand streams won't count against data caps  —  It looks as if Comcast is preparing to move from a limited beta test to a wide release for its long-promised Xbox Live streaming video app, with some details appearing on the company's support pages.

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