Today in Tech: The ‘partially fabricated’ iPad factory interview by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine March 19, 2012, 7:33 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple AAPL is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike Daisey's blog * Late last week, the highly-respected radio show This American Life announced it was retracting an episode it aired about a Foxconn iPad factory because one source, off-Broadway performer Mike Daisey, fabricated information about Apple’s labor practices. “What I do is not journalism,” Daisey responded. “The tools of the theater are not the same as the tools of journalism. … This American Life is essentially a journalistic – not a theatrical – enterprise, and as such, it operates under a different set of rules and expectations.” (The Verge) * The Federal Aviation Administration, which currently doesn’t allow the use of tablets and e-readers on planes during take-off or landing, may be having a change of heart. According to The New York Times, the F.A.A. plans to re-examine in-flight usage of such devices, although it will likely be some time before any changes take place. Also worth noting: smartphones won’t be included in the new rounds of testing (for now). (The New York Times) * Sprint S ended its 15-year spectrum-hosting and network buildout agreement with Philip Falcone’s Lightsquared. The move stemmed from Lightsquared’s inability to fix network interference issues with GPS signals. (The Wall Street Journal) * A conversation with Esther Dyson, the veritable “godmother” of Silicon Valley. (PE Hub) * Despite the rapid innovation in smartphones — sharper, larger screens, faster speeds — the one area that remains sorely lacking is battery life. (PandoDaily) * How many mobile game developers give away their apps for free up-front but make money off extra features. (The New York Times) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed every morning.