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March 7, 2012: 8:59 AM ET

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"We have to turn ourselves into the OS of music ... We are in the middle of a transformation from being an app ourselves to being a platform." -- Sten Garmark, Spotify's director of platform (The Guardian)

* The day many iPad adopters have been waiting for (or dreading) is here. Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil a new iPad, widely thought to be named the iPad 3 or iPad HD. At this point, it's almost certain the newest tablet will pack a Retina-like display, one with nearly double the resolution of its predecessors, however what else the iPad 3 will be packing is anyone's guess. Check back in to at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST for a live blog serving up all the details as they come, and keep a lookout afterwards for our hands-on impressions.

* Five people associated with the hacktivist group "Anonymous" were arrested by federal authorities. (CNNMoney)

* Google (GOOG) announced Google Play, a marketplace that brings together all of the company's other stores, including Android Market and Google Music. (VentureBeat)

* Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring money into original content. Now, Amazon (AMZN) may be, too. (Fortune)

* Netflix (NFLX) is talking with cable companies about adding the popular online movie streaming service to their cable offerings. (Reuters)

* Scholastic (SCHL) is launching an e-reading app named Storia for kids. Currently in beta, Storia offers over 1,000 children's e-books. (paidContent)

* Jack Dorsey's Square began rolling out its mobile payments service out to New York City taxis with the help of some new hardware. (The New York Times)

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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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