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March 30, 2012, 12:35 AM

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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Sell Tablets on Its Own This Year  —  Google Inc., undaunted by a short-lived attempt to sell a smartphone on its own, is now pushing into Apple's iPad market.  —  The Internet search company is planning to market and sell tablets directly to consumers through an online store …
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
RIM begins laying off high-level staff: source  —  Research In Motion Ltd.'s RIM-T new CEO Thorsten Heins has begun getting rid of high-level staff at the troubled smartphone giant, according to a source close to the company.  —  Ahead of RIM reporting fourth-quarter and year-end financial results …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
RIM reports Q4 miss; Balsillie resigns as director, CTO and COO both out  —  With expectations at an all-time low and analysts lowering estimates left and right, Research In Motion on Thursday reported its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012.  RIM posted a surprising beat …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
RIM reports fiscal fourth quarter earnings: $125m loss on $4.2b revenue  —  RIM has just announced its earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2012, and as expected, they're not good: the company lost $125 million before adjustments on revenue of $4.2 billion.  —  Developing...
Roger Cheng / CNET:
RIM finally seems to get it  —  Thorsten Heins showing some urgency in discussing RIM's need for change.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by CNET)  —  The urgency in Research In Motion CEO Thorstein Heins was palpable during the company's first quarterly conference call, suggesting he may be the right man for this job after all.
Business Week:
Facebook Delves Deeper Into Search  —  On Feb. 1, a few hours after Facebook declared its intention to raise $5 billion in what will likely be the largest initial public offering in tech history, Mark Zuckerberg gave close followers of his company a potential clue to its future.
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Google Doesn't Not Make Four Times More Off The iPhone Vs. Android  —  Danny Sullivan argues that the conclusions about Android revenues based on the Oracle v. Google court document are flawed.  That's certainly possible, but it doesn't sound as flawed as Sullivan seems to believe.
Hulu Blog:
Hulu Plus Arrives on Seven Android Tablets.  With a Brand New Style.  —  Today marks a very special day for us at Hulu.  From the beginning, our focus has been to bring the world's most beloved TV shows and movies to entertainment fans whenever they want, wherever they want.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents a Killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices  —  Apple has invented a killer 3D imaging camera that will apply to both still photography and video.  The new cameras in development will utilize new depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR and Laser that will create stereo disparity maps in creating 3D imagery.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Google's Grand Plan  —  The search company no longer dabbles in exotic ideas.  Now, it's all business.  —  In a typical month, David Lawee meets two dozen founders of new companies.  He grills them on their businesses, their ambitions, their funding, and their clever ideas for the future.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Here's another big data startup from Team Yahoo  —  Last summer, Yahoo's investments in big data brought us Hadoop startup Hortonworks, and now those same investments have brought us predictive-marketing startup InsightsOne.  The company, which was founded by the team responsible …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft talks touch hardware in Windows 8  —  Touch screens are not all the same.  Even screens that use the same technology (capacitive, resistive, or optical) will show different behavior depending on the controllers used and other details.  Windows 8 will have to cope with a wide range …
Emily Parkhurst / TechFlash:
Microsoft files restraining order, offers $300M bond in Motorola patent case  —  Microsoft has filed a restraining order and offered a $300 million bond in an attempt to ward off an injunction requested by Motorola that would affect a wide variety of Microsoft products.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Now Using ReCAPTCHA To Decode Street View Addresses  —  Have you started seeing images in online reCAPTCHAs that look suspiciously like house numbers pulled from Google Street View?  Well, as it turns out, that's exactly what they are.  Google confirmed it's currently running …
Amar Toor / Engadget:
LG unveils flexible plastic e-paper display, aims for European launch next month  —  LG has made no secret of its fondness for flexible e-paper, but those dreams became a reality today, with the announcement of a six-inch display that promises to “revolutionize the e-book market.”
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
White House launches big data R&D effort  —  NSF and DARPA are among the agencies looking to harness the power of large volumes of data  —  Six U.S. government agencies will spend more than $200 million to help the government better organize and analyze large volumes of digital data …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Damages Rise 60%, Police Ready Hunt For Missing Founder  —  As revealed earlier this month, Swedish authorities have now decided where the founders of The Pirate Bay plus one time site ‘financier’ Carl Lundström will serve their sentences.  —  There is, however …
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Pitches Mobile Video  —  Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Lowell C. McAdam said the company could have a wireless video service by year-end that lets pay-TV subscribers see some content on their mobile devices if regulators approve a proposed cable partnership.
More: Engadget, Reuters and MacNN
Paul M. Barrett / Business Week:
Apple's War on Android  —  In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge.  The Harvard-educated former federal prosecutor has served on the California state bench and as a partner in a Silicon Valley law firm …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Kickstarter Shares The Effects Of Its Blockbuster Season  —  February was a big month for Kickstarter.  Not only did they have a number of record-breaking projects, but they were shoved into the mainstream consciousness with a flood of traditional news coverage.
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
RIM Attacks Apple's Nano-SIM Tactics  —  Research In Motion has sent a letter to a standards group complaining about Apple's tactics in the battle over the upcoming nano-SIM standard, joining Nokia in trying to shed doubt over Apple's efforts.  —  RIM, Nokia and Motorola Mobility are involved …
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook tests simpler interface for creating ads, targeting users  —  Facebook is testing a new self-serve ad interface that emphasizes objectives and gives users more targeting options, the company tells us.  —  From what we can tell in the following two screenshots provided by Facebook …
Larry Dignan / CNET:
Best Buy feels Amazon squeeze, to close 50 big-box stores  —  Selling consumer electronics isn't as easy as it used to be for Best Buy.  The big-box retailer is closing 50 stores and compensating employees based on customer service after its fiscal fourth-quarter sales fell short of expectations.

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