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March 30, 2012, 12:15 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 …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Google's So Freaked Out About The iPad And Lousy Android Sales That It's Opening An Online Tablet Store  —  When Google first announced plans to buy Motorola last year, most pundits agreed that Google had no intention of actually owning Motorola, that it was just buying Motorola for the patents.
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 …
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:
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.
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.
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.
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) …
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
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.
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.
More: VentureBeatThanks:@conniehwong
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others  —  Wikidata, the first new project to emerge from the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006, is now beginning development.  The organization, known best for its user-edited encyclopedia …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
China's Alibaba tests social shopping with Pinterest clone  —  (Reuters) - It is a marriage made in heaven for shopping addicts.  Social shopping, the merger of social networking and e-commerce which has hooked millions of users in the United States, has now captured the attention of China's Internet giant.
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.
Stuart P. Green / New York Times:
When Stealing Isn't Stealing  —  THE Justice Department is building its case against Megaupload, the hugely popular file-sharing site that was indicted earlier this year on multiple counts of copyright infringement and related crimes.  The company's servers have been shut down, its assets seized and top employees arrested.

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