Webwire: Apple delays iPad 2 in Japan; Verizon preps first LTE phone

Apple has delayed the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan indefinitely following last week’s devastating earthquake. The device was scheduled to go on sale on March 25.
Verizon Wireless will launch its first LTE smartphone, the Android-powered HTC ThunderBolt, tomorrow. The device will retail for $250 (€179) on a two-year contract.
The Obama administration is pressing the US congress to pass a privacy bill that will protect Internet user’s personal data.
ARM chief Warren East says rumors of the death of Moore’s law are greatly exaggerated, noting the firm already has a roadmap to cut chip production processes from 28 nanometer to 14 nanometer.
Google has acquired Irish image processing specialist Green Parrot Pictures to boost the quality of video posted on YouTube.