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March 4, 2013, 9:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
Apple's Planned ‘IWatch’ Could Be More Profitable Than TV  —  While Tim Cook has dropped hints that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is hard at work on a television to drive the next era of growth, the company's wristwatch-style device, still in development, may prove more profitable.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple's watch will run iOS and arrive later this year, say sources  —  Jony Ive wants a spot on your wrist  —  More details are emerging about Apple's forthcoming watch, which is targeted for release this year, according to aBloomberg report this morning and corroborated by our sources.
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Samsung's New Smartphone Will Track Eyes to Scroll Pages  —  Samsung's next big smartphone, to be introduced next month, will have a strong focus on software.  A person who has tried the phone, called the Galaxy S IV, described one feature as particularly new and exciting: Eye scrolling.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung posts first teaser video for Galaxy S 4  —  Samsung has just posted a teaser video for the upcoming launch of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4.  The clip shows a young boy, apparently “the secret messenger” of Samsung Unpacked 2013, taking delivery of a secret package.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
White House: It's Time to Legalize Cellphone Unlocking  —  The White House on Monday came out in support of a consumer's right to unlock their cell phone once they have fulfilled the terms of the contract.  —  Responding to a petition on whitehouse.gov, the executive branch stated …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Twitter discontinuing iPhone, Android, and Air versions of TweetDeck  —  Twitter has announced that it will be discontinuing several TweetDeck apps in favor of the web client.  The Android, iPhone, and Air-based desktop clients will all be affected; the apps will be removed from their stores in early May …
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
The Pirate Bay's move to North Korea is probably more satire than fact  —  The Pirate Bay published a blog post today claiming that it has relocated to a “new provider” in North Korea after being invited by the totalitarian country's leadership “to fight our battles from their network.”
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Top Yahoo Ad Exec Sues Yahoo, Accusing It of Trying to “Cheat” Him Over Acquisition Compensation  —  Michael Katz, a former high-profile advertising exec at Yahoo who sold Interclick to the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has filed a lawsuit claiming the company tried to …
More: Reuters
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google, Microsoft Dominate Forbes' List Of Tech Billionaires; Zuckerberg, Moskovitz Are The Youngest  —  Forbes has today published its annual list of the world's richest people — and once again tech and its related tentacles continue to lead the top of the list.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud  —  The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: IBM.  —  Big Blue announced today that all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Programmers Complain About Video Advertising Dollars  —  The big picture for YouTube looks good.  The world's biggest video site keeps getting bigger, generating more video views and more ad dollars.  —  Things are fuzzier for some of YouTube's biggest programming partners.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison's computer system after being put in IT class  —  Here's a piece of advice for those running classes training prisoners about information technology.  —  It's probably not a good idea to let notorious hackers join the course - or, if you do …
John Callaham / Neowin:
Microsoft acquires Microsoft Accelerator startup MetricsHub  —  In October 2012, Microsoft announced that it had picked 10 startup companies to help fund and mentor with its Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure program.  One of those 10 companies was MetricsHub, a Bellevue …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amazon introduces Mobile Ads API, offering in-app advertising to U.S. viewers of any Android app  —  Amazon has today announced its Amazon Mobile Ads API for developers, allowing them to offer display ads inside their apps.  The new program serves in the U.S. only, though …
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Tesco gears up for online fight with Amazon  —  Tesco has hired one of Facebook's most senior European executives and is launching a slew of online entertainment stores as it gears up for battle with Amazon.  —  Blinkbox's sales model allows it to offer recent box office hits, such as Skyfall, much earlier than its rivals
Donna Tam / CNET:
Facebook adds VoIP to Android messaging app for Canadians  —  Android users — at least those in Canada — can now try out actual voice calls through Facebook thanks to an update to the Messenger app.  —  Facebook's Messenger app for Android will now include free VoIP calls for its Canadian users.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The rise and fall of Andy Zaky  —  How an Internet-trained Apple analyst lost tens of millions of other peoples' money  —  FORTUNE — In the late 1990s, an ad agency creative director I'll call Joe Smith to protect his privacy bought several hundred shares of Apple (AAPL) at $60 apiece.
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