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March 8, 2013, 7:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
BlackBerry Z10 Said to Hit AT&T Stores on March 22 to Reach U.S.  —  BlackBerry's new Z10 device will go on sale with AT&T Inc. (T) on March 22 as the Canadian smartphone maker seeks a sales recovery in its biggest market, according to two people familiar with the plan.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Can't Duck Giving Documents in Privacy Lawsuit  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) must show in detail how it's complying with court orders to turn over evidence in a privacy lawsuit, a judge ruled, saying he can no longer rely on what the company tells him in the case.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Redesign Kills Ticker, Almost  —  Tired of seeing every inane detail of yours friends lives pop up in that annoying Facebook sidebar ?  Well apparently Facebook was too as the redesign announced yesterday eliminates Ticker for some, and banishes it to the bottom of the left Chat sidebar as a one-story tall blip for others.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Facebook acquires Storylane team, but does not get its product, stories or data  —  Facebook has acquired the team behind community story sharing service Storylane, its CEO Jonathan Gheller said in a post on the site today.  The acquisition, first noted by GigaOm, is of the team behind …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple unlikely to introduce wireless charging iPhones this year despite rumors to the contrary  —  Digitimes is out today with a report that states Apple and Samsung are set to introduce wireless charging flagship phones this year.  At least with Apple, this is unlikely.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Motorola Unit to Cut 10% of Workforce  —  Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility hardware unit has begun laying off about 1,200 employees, or more than 10% of its headcount, according to a company email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, as the smartphone maker continues trying to return to profitability.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus 4  —  This is the first Android device I would feel comfortable using on a regular basis.  —  That doesn't mean I'm going to, but I would be just fine with it.  —  If I had to boil down my thoughts about the Nexus 4 into two sentences, those would be them.
Reuters:
Exclusive: CDW owners plan IPO after $7.3 billion buyout - sources  —  (Reuters) - Technology products retailer CDW, which was taken private by Madison Dearborn Partners LLC and Providence Equity Partners for $7.3 billion in 2007, has hired banks for an initial public offering later this year, people familiar with the matter said.

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