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3:05 PM ET, January 29, 2010


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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Apple iPad Day, Starring Walt Mossberg (Plus a Steve Jobs Cameo!)  —  Here is one of two videos I made at the launch of the iPad by Apple in San Francisco yesterday, stalking my All Things Digital partner, Walt Mossberg, to get his take on the event.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music  —  Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed after Wednesday's iPad unveiling that the device will offer “the same” prices on e-books as Amazon's Kindle, the Pages app can export documents in Microsoft Word format …
David Worthington / Technologizer:
Microsoft: The iPad is “Humorous”  —  It's an understatement to say that Apple's iPad generated a lot of chatter when it was announced on Wednesday; the scuttlebutt actually slowed down the Internet.  Even Microsoft couldn't help but weigh in, criticizing the iPad for being a “locked down device.”
Associated Press:
Nintendo Chief Unimpressed With Apple's iPad  —  TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering “no surprises,” and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades for games.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Unexpectedly low Apple iPad price forces notebook vendors to re-evaluate their tablet PC strategies  —  Notebook vendors include Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have re-evaluated their strategies for the tablet PC market following Apple's launch of the iPad at a consumer-friendly price, according to industry sources.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iPad has Adobe's Flash on Apple's video  —  You saw it here first, folks.  In Apple's official video the iPad, they show the New York Times being used.  Looks pretty nice right?  Well, unless the Times has a special iPad version of the site that switches HTML5 out when it detects Apple mobile products …
Alex Payne / al3x:
On the iPad  —  For years, me and thousands of other techies have been wondering what comes after the Personal Computer as we've known it.  Yesterday, in Apple's iPad, we caught a glimpse.  If I had to pick one predominant emotion in reaction, it would be “disturbed”.
Peterb / Free Software Foundation:
iPad is iBad for freedom
Discussion: io9 and The Microsoft Blog
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple to target iPad at business users with added features - sources
Discussion: Datamation and SlashGear
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is Working On A Foursquare-Killer  —  One of New York's hottest startups, Foursquare, is under heavy fire from more established Silicon Valley players.  —  A source briefed on the matter tells us Facebook is working on a feature that will allow users who access the network from mobile devices to …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Geekosystem
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3 Million Amazon Kindles Sold, Apparently  —  “Millions of people now own Kindles,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of yesterday.  That surprised analysts, who thought that Amazon would sell 2.5 million or so of the devices by the end of 2010, nearly a year from now.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: it's back!)  —  Well, Happy Friday to you, too!  We've been inundated with tips from perturbed Nexus One users across the country (and even in Puerto Rico) suggesting that their T-Mobile data coverage is completely out of commission.
Malorie Lucich / Facebook Blog:
Creating Your Personalized News Channel  —  A few weeks ago, I was working from home when my News Feed suddenly became inundated with status updates about a small earthquake that briefly shook near Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Though I was only about 40 miles away …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple and Fujitsu inevitably caught up in iPad trademark dispute  —  Well, here we go again.  Apple might have stolen all the headlines yesterday with the iPad, but as we've already noted, that name has been in dispute since September — and it doesn't look like Fujitsu …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell Adamo falls to under $1,000 for the first time, tempts you mercilessly  —  You know what's hard to resist?  This.  You know what else is difficult to turn a blind eye to?  One of the sexiest machines Dell has ever made, at a price point that's below the all-important four figure mark.
Droiddev / Droid Developer:
Mytouch2 aka Mytouch slide in the flesh!!!!  —  Let the rumors stop and the truth be told!!!  A trusted and anonymous source dropped this in my Inbox today.  Behold the Espresso aka The Mytouch2 aka The Mytouch Slide.  Wow that's a lot of aka's.  Mr Blurrycam took the night off when it came time to getting these pics.
Dan Grabham /
Strongest hint yet: Chrome OS to go touch  —  Indication that touch-based device is on the way  —  Google has given the strongest hint yet that there will be touch options for Chrome OS.  —  During a talk attended by TechRadar at Google's London HQ, Anders Sandholm, Senior Product Manager …
Greg Robbins / Google Mac Blog:
Upload Your Email to Google Apps  —  Several years ago, I began hosting the email for my personal domain with the free Standard Edition of Google Apps.  At first I remained a curmudgeon, and set my email client to delete messages from the server after retrieving them, because I wanted my email stored just on my own computer.
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Former Facebook for iPhone Developer Joe Hewitt Says iPad “Everything He's Been Wishing For”  —  Joe Hewitt, who developed the awesome Facebook 3.0, but controversially (and some would say detrimentally) left the iPhone platform before Facebook 3.1 over the App Store review process, has come out extremely positively about the iPad:
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
AT&T Will Spend $2 Billion To Improve Wireless Network  —  AT&T kicked and screamed when Verizon stung it with its “There's a map for that” series of ads, but deep inside it knows its wireless coverage needs to be improved.  —  In order to add some more blue dots to its map …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citysearch Unleashes CityGrid, A Massive Local Advertising And Content Network  —  The momentum around local online advertising is growing, especially with the expansion of the Web to mobile devices and flowering of Geo-mobile apps which need a way to make money.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Omri / fring:
3G video & voice calls now available on iPhone!  —  You wanted it, immediately after Apple allowed it, fring launches its 3G-friendly VoIP app.  —  With fring on 3G, users get unrestricted, mobile communication.  Now iPhone fring users can call, video call, chat and more for FREE over 3G and wifi!
Agence France Presse:
Google boss worries about teen reading  —  Buzz up!  —  DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - The boss of US Internet giant Google on Friday expressed concern that youngsters growing up in the mobile instant information age will develop a “deep reading” problem.  —  “The one that I do worry …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Comcast running out of IPv4 addresses, beginning IPv6 trial  —  Comcast is asking for volunteers to participate in its upcoming IPv6 trials.  The cable ISP has been participating in IPv6 circles for a long time and with its huge subscriber base, it is experiencing the IPv4 address scarcity first-hand.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Find a Bug in Google Chrome, Earn $500-$1337  —  Google has just launched a new program aimed at improving security for its new web browser, Google Chrome.  Developers who find a bug in either Chrome or Chromium, the open source codebase used as the testing grounds for Chrome …
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