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March 4, 2013, 6:35 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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Warren Buffett: If he were Tim Cook, he'd be buying Apple  —  “If you could buy dollar bills for 80 cents, it's a very good thing to do.”  —  FORTUNE — In a three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning, Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) Warren Buffett addressed two burning issues …
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 …
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets ‘Virtual Asylum’  —  Last week the Swedish Pirate Party was forced to shut down its routing services to The Pirate Bay.  —  The Party and its leaders took this difficult decision after they were threatened with a lawsuit by a local anti-piracy group.
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.
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.
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
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Blurred Navision: Microsoft may owe Denmark more than $1b in unpaid taxes  —  American software juggernaut Microsoft may owe Denmark's treasury department several billions of Danish kroner in unpaid taxes, according to a report from DR, the country's national broadcasting corporation.
Brett Foley / Bloomberg:
Kim Dotcom Seeks CFO for Data Venture Before IPO  —  Kim Dotcom, the businessman accused of the biggest U.S. copyright infringement, is seeking a chief financial officer for his new venture Mega ahead of a potential initial public offering.  —  The venture, started a year …

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