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March 5, 2012, 10:20 PM

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Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iPad 3 will have 4G LTE networking  —  The same source that originally told iMore Apple would be holding their iPad 3 event on March 7 has now let us know that the announcement will include 4G LTE networking.  We'd heard previously that 4G LTE would be coming to iOS in 2012 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's iPad 3 Launch Putting Squeeze on Freight Shipments from China  —  While rumors of iPad 3 shipments already being en route having been circulating for some time now, we're now hearing from shipping representatives at other companies who are having a difficult time even getting …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Next iPad will be the iPad HD, not the iPad 3  —  Apple's next iPad will break with an assumed numbering scheme in favor of promoting its big new feature: the high-definition screen.  —  We've heard that Apple's next tablet will be called the iPad HD instead of the iPad 3.
Junichi Uekawa / Inside Search:
Introducing a new local search experience across your devices  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Mobile Blog)  —  How often are you doing a Google search from your computer to find information about a place before going there?  Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs  —  According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Square's Sexy Growth Curve  —  It is easy to be skeptical of Square, which — while very cool — also feels like it must somehow be overhyped.  (Why did my local café stop using it?  Why don't I ever see it in use?  Can it really replace most cash registers?  Etc.)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple's iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android  —  HTML5 is the new lingua franca of the internet, but games that are written in the format tend to run too slow.  —  The platforms that run HTML5 faster are likely to have an advantage in running a whole new wave of applications and games.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
The Upgradable Car: Ford Sends Software Updates to 300,000 Drivers  —  Late last year, when Ford announced the second version of its MyFord Touch interface, the company also announced that it would allow all current owners of cars with this system to update to the new version.
Rob Malda / Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda:
Rolling Up My Sleeves  —  6 months ago I walked away from what might be the greatest job ever.  I had meaningful work at a place i truly called home.  It was a scary decision, but the right one: 14 years had managed to grind me down.  I needed to shake things up, but thats easier typed than done with a wife and two kids.
Josh Kopelman / Redeye VC:
Video Pre-Roll Advertising: SOLVED  —  We've all had the experience — we want to watch a video online, but have to watch some useless pre-roll video beforehand.  This often frustrates the user, doesn't deliver value to the brand, and reduces the consumer's perception of the publisher.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?  —  Tonight I'm getting message after message that friend after friend has joined Highlight (the photo above is of Paul Davison showing it off to some of its first users back in December on the day it launched into a closed beta).
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
The Fascinating Way Facebook Phrases Its Credits Tax  —  I remember way back in 2007 when Facebook first launched their app platform.  Developers were free to add their own advertising and user transactions, Zuckerberg said, and Facebook wouldn't take a cut.  —  Developers flocked to Facebook and a symbiotic relationship emerged.
AJ Glasser / Inside Social Games:
Zynga games platform is now live in beta  —  Zynga.com's games platform is now live in beta mode — and you can find it here.  —  The platform is launching with just five Zynga games: CityVille, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker.
More: VentureBeat and App AdviceTweets: @danidudeck
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Delta Air Lines offers in-flight shopping on Amazon.com  —  Delta Air Lines passengers will now be able to shop on Amazon.com from 30,000 feet, using their laptops, smartphones and tablets.  —  The airline Monday announced a deal with Seattle-based Amazon that will give passengers on Delta …
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Android Market raises maximum app size to 4GB, APK files still limited to 50MB  —  A small but fundamental shift happened this evening in the Android Market, as Google has raised its rather arbitrary maximum application size from 50MB to a hefty 4GB.  While APK files retain the traditional 50MB restriction …
Jacqueline Palank / Wall Street Journal:
Kodak Fights Apple Bid to Restart Patent Litigation  —  Eastman Kodak Co. is asking a bankruptcy judge to block Apple Inc. from restarting patent litigation that would interfere with Kodak's planned sale of up to $2.6 billion of digital-imaging patents.  —  Kodak said it agrees with Apple …

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