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Between the Lines
The DoJ is suing Apple and five major e-book publishers as it begins an antitrust investigation into the alleged collusion of e-book price fixing.
Sony, only days after announcing a $6.4 billion loss, double its previous estimates, is to shed 10,000 jobs, or 6 percent of its workforce in the next 12 months.
Zero Day
Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.
Security researchers from TrendMicro, F-Secure and Dr. Web have intercepted two new ransomware variants currently circulating in the wild.

Companies
All About Microsoft
Screen shots of a Microsoft product roadmap for partners have leaked to the Web. Here are the key take-aways.
Googling Google
According to Page, this year has brought Google+ successes, Android “drama”, and a very worthwhile entry into social media. Is the company better for his leadership?
The Apple Core
If you need high-speed data on your iPad 3 Verizon LTE trounces AT&T in pretty much every category.
Operating Systems
The Ed Bott Report
Apple today released an update to its Java component that removes known versions of the Flashback malware. In a separate study, Symantec reported that it counted only 270,000 infected Macs, down from a high of 600,000 last week.
Linux and Open Source
As clouds become more important, high-tech companies, and the open-source clouds they support, are coming into conflict.
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ZDNet Government
Now that he’s sewn up the nomination, will we see the real Mitt Romney? Do we know who the “real” Mitt Romney is? Does even Mitt Romney, anymore, know who the “real” Mitt Romney is?
ZDNet Education
I can almost smell the holy grail…the right hardware, the right ecosystem, the right price. Intel has hit a home run with its Studybook.
ZDNet Health
We need a plan for how to handle the coming dementia crisis. Here’s the bad news and some good news.
Web 2.0
Social Business
The ruling in the recent copyright infringement case Flava vs Gunter has far reaching ramifications for the future of sharing - especially if the MPAA stops the reversal of the court ruling against myVidster.com
iGeneration
Could students find themselves breaching copyright rules by sharing their own work online?
Friending Facebook
The first new release movie to be offered on Facebook at the same time that is becomes available in theatres is none other than the Bob Marley documentary, simply named “Marley.”
Perspectives
Pulp Tech
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel died this week. His legacy of computers for the people and dreams for a better future live on.
London Calling
Australia’s consumer and competition watchdog is mulling a move to sue Apple, as it seeks complaints from e-book sellers in light of the U.S. Justice Dept.’s antitrust move.
Identity Matters
A trio of researchers is experimenting with vibrations, sounds and flashing lights as the basis for futuristic, secure passwords.
Emerging Markets
Unboxing Asia
Temporary blackouts leave China’s Internet users unable to access many Chinese Web sites as well as other unblocked foreign sites. Chinese Telecoms deny any network issues.
India IT
Airtel to launch 4G in Kolkata on March 20, 2012. Airtel not to launch 4G on March 20, 2012. Airtel to launch 4G in Kolkata on 10 April, 2012.
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