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March 8, 2013, 5:10 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.
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 …
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.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
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.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google to Pay $7M to Settle Wi-Spy Case With More Than 30 U.S. Attorneys General  —  Google will soon settle with the attorneys general representing more than 30 U.S. states over its Street View cars collecting data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, multiple sources said.
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
5 Apples for every Android on Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi networks  —  iPads are the most popular aircraft device.  Then laptops.  Then iPhones.  —  FORTUNE — “Apple devices are still reigning above the clouds,” according to Gogo Inflight, the largest U.S. provider of in-air online connectivity …

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