Today in Tech: Mike Daisey responds to Apple backlash by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine March 20, 2012, 7:19 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Off-broadway performer Mike Daisey took to his blog in response to mounting criticism that he “partially fabricated” his observations of Foxconn iPad factories. “In the last forty-eight hours I have been equated with Stephen Glass, James Frey, and Greg Mortenson,” he wrote. “Given the tenor of the condemnation, you would think I had concocted an elaborate, fanciful universe filled with furnaces in which babies are burned to make iPhone components, or that I never went to China, never stood outside the gates of Foxconn, never pretended to be a businessman to get inside of factories, never spoke to any workers.” (Mike Daisey’s blog) Apple CEO Tim Cook. * Yesterday, was the day Apple AAPL overtly began behaving like other companies when it took the normal step of issuing a dividend and initiating a stock buyback program. (Fortune) * Apple sold more than 3 million new iPads in nearly 4 days. (Fortune) * Mark Zuckerberg is more focused on Facebook, the service, rather than Facebook, the monster IPO. (The Wall Street Journal) * Zynga ZNGA is reportedly in talks to buy OMGPOP, the developer behind the app Draw Something. (TechCrunch) * Amazon AMZN has acquired Kiva Systems, which offers automation technology in distribution centers, for $775 million. The e-commerce giant added 17 new distribution centers last year alone. (All Things D) * DEPARTURES: Chris Blizzard, Mozilla’s director of web platform, is leaving for an unspecified startup. Esteemed Yahoo researcher Raghu Ramakrishnan, author of “Database Management Systems,” is leaving for Microsoft MSFT . (CNET) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed every morning.