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March 30, 2012, 2:00 PM

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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 …
Bits:
With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon  —  Google's long-awaited tablet might finally be on the way to becoming a reality.  For at least two years, there have been reports that the search giant was working on something that could compete with Apple's iPad.
Reuters:
Apple supplier Foxconn cuts working hours, workers ask why  —  (Reuters) - When Chinese worker Wu Jun heard that her employer, the giant electronics assembly company Foxconn, had given employees landmark concessions her reaction was worry, not elation.  —  Wu, 23, is one of tens of thousands …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach  —  VISA and MasterCard are alerting banks across the country about a recent major breach at a U.S.-based credit card processor.  Sources in the financial sector are calling the breach “massive,” and say it may involve more than 10 million compromised card numbers.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
SOPA is all fun and games until NBC rips off Apple's artwork  —  Reality TV is a harsh business.  One minute everyone is glued to Jersey Shore, the next you're looking at a canceled series and a backlog of ‘GTL’ shirts cluttering up the company store.  One of the perennial favorites …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market  —  EXCLUSIVE: RIM speaks to Pocket-lint  —  RIM has denied reports that it is pulling out of the consumer market following poor q4 financial results on Thursday.  —  “The claim that RIM has said it will withdraw from the consumer market …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Chrome 18 arrives with hardware-accelerated Canvas  —  Version 18 of the Chrome Web browser has rolled out to the stable channel.  The new version includes hardware-accelerated rendering for the HTML5 Canvas element on Windows and Mac OS X.  —  As we have recently reported …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Look at that DuckDuckGo!  Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months  —  True story: just yesterday I had a meeting with an entrepreneur, looked up something on his computer and noticed that he was using alternative search engine DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Zynga's Engineering VP for New Gaming Platform Moves On  —  Neil Roseman, Zynga's VP of Engineering, has resigned after 15 months at the social games company, AllThingsD.com has confirmed.  —  Most recently, Roseman (pictured on the right, with Zynga's CEO Mark Pincus on the left) …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Layoffs Set to Begin Next Week, Followed by Restructuring the Week After  —  Yahoo is preparing to begin layoffs of what could be thousands of employees starting next week, according to multiple sources, and is then expected to announce a new restructuring of the company the week after.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
ETSI vote on nano-SIM standard postponed due to dispute between Apple and Nokia  —  The European Telecommunications Standards Institute is becoming a well-known name these days, following all the back and forth between two camps vying for its approval of a new nano-SIM standard.
Craig Mod:
The Digital↔Physical: On building Flipboard for iPhone and Finding Edges for Our Digital Narratives  —  We had been on a long journey but I couldn't see it anywhere.  There's a stage in a product cycle where you know it's going to ship.  Where you can see the end.
More: TUAW and The Verge
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.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Comcast updates Xbox FAQ, cuts reference to its ‘private IP network’  —  Earlier this week Comcast came under fire for possible net neutrality violations after it was revealed that streams of on-demand video that it delivers to subscribers via Xbox Live won't count toward its monthly 250 GB bandwidth cap.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Ahead of I.P.O., Mark Zuckerberg's Lawyers Expedite Disclosures  —  Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is rushing to clear all his paperwork, ahead of the social network's highly anticipated initial public offering.  —  The Federal and Trade Commission disclosed in a notice on Friday …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
E-books are the fastest-growing area of book sales, especially for youngsters  —  New data from the Association of American Publishers shows that a lot of y'all got e-readers over the holidays.  Year-over-year, e-book sales have skyrocketed, especially for young adult and kids' titles.

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
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AdExchanger:
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