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February 14, 2012, 9:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Suppliers Test Tablet With Smaller Screen  —  By By LORRAINE LUK in Taipei and JESSICA E. VASCELLARO in San Francisco  —  TAIPEI-Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iPad 3 announcement March 7, quad-core, possible 4G LTE  —  According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  Along with the 2048×1536 Retina display, the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple 6 system …
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon, AT&T To Sell 4G iPad  —  Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
We Are Better Than This  —  I'm rarely surprised by the things I read from the tech press any more, but this ongoing Path story has definitely surprised me.  —  Partly because I've never seen a single company take such a staggering hit for doing something that, while wrong, is quite clearly industry practice.
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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Foursquare Also Trying To Kill Egyptian Dissidents  —  The tech journalists don't seem all that eager to look at the dozens of social mobile apps that still download your address book information from your phone (because they haven't been able to push their update yet).
Tweets: @zseward
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool  —  It's tough being a journalist, especially if you're covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you're stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Regulators to Google: You can buy Motorola, but we still don't trust you  —  Google got exactly what it needed today to close the book on its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  With approval from both US and European authorities, Google is set to acquire one of the biggest …
Reuters:
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Motorola's First, Intel-Powered Ice Cream Sandwich Revealed (Images)  —  We've just gotten some imagery and a few details pertaining to a phone that will allegedly be Motorola's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset.  What's more, this unnamed device will also be one of Motorola's …
Bloomberg:
Proview Asks China Customs to Stop IPad Imports, Exports  —  Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) — Proview International Holdings Ltd., which claims ownership of the iPad trademark in China, is asking the nation's customs bureau to block imports and exports of Apple Inc.'s tablet computer.
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Why You'll Probably Never Own A Mac With An ARM Processor [Feature]  —  Ever since Apple launched the new MacBook Air, analysts and Mac fans alike have gone wild speculating that Cupertino might dump Intel and use custom-made, ARM-based chips in their laptop line instead.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Bram Cohen: My goal is to kill off television  —  BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen demoed his P2P live streaming protocol at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday, which he said could potentially stream live video to millions of computers with no central infrastructure.
Sean Coughlan / BBC:
MIT launches free online ‘fully automated’ course  —  MIT is creating an online “MITx”, offering courses to students anywhere in the world.  Pic: Jon Fildes  —  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Online Payments Startup WePay Grows Revenue By Ten-Fold In 2011; Will Launch Mobile Apps This Year  —  Online payments platform and PayPal competitor WePay is announcing its growth data for 2011, and revealing details on the startup's product strategy for 2012.
High Scalability:
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views A Month And Harder To Scale Than Twitter  —  With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform.  Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for app developers extended to March 2nd  —  Are you an Android app developer who dreamed of a free PlayBook, but didn't manage to submit anything to BlackBerry App World before today's deadline?  Worry not, as RIM is throwing you a lifeline …
More: Electronista and BGR
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Justice Dept seeks to bolster IP enforcement team  —  (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday proposed hiring more prosecutors to pursue intellectual property crimes in the new budget as the entertainment industry pressures the Justice Department to crack down on copyright infringement and counterfeiting.

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