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12:25 PM ET, March 5, 2010

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Natalie Harrison / Apple:
iPad Available in US on April 3  —  Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.  In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPad to be released on April 3, pre-orders on March 12  —  You'll have to make do with this until April  —  Get thee to the clickery!  The iPad is hitting the streets on April 3 and you can start pre-ordering on March 12.  —  As far as we can tell there was no real “delay” here, per se.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft's Courier ‘digital journal’: exclusive pictures and details  —  We've been dying to know more about Microsoft's Courier tablet / e-book device ever since we first caught wind of it last September, and while our entreaties to Mr. Ballmer went unanswered, we just learned …
Ckindel / Charlie Kindel on Windows Phone Development:
Different Means Better with the new Windows Phone Developer Experience  —  In just over a week we (finally!) get to pull the cover off of the Windows Phone application & game developer experience at MIX10.  There, through keynotes and more than 12 technical sessions over 3 days, we will …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft talks Windows Phone 7 Series development ahead of GDC …
Erica Yen / DigiTimes:
Apple iPad may delay transition to SSD, say hard drive makers  —  The appearance of Apple's iPad may create tight supply of NAND flash and delay the transition to solid-state drives (SSD) in PCs, according to sources from hard drive makers.  —  Apple, which has enjoyed success with its iPods and iPhones …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
First Shots of Microsoft's Secret Project Pink Phone  —  These are the first photos of Microsoft's Project Pink phones, snatched from deep within the bowels of the Microsoft/Verizon industrio-complex —not the Turtle, but the larger, Sidekick-like Pure.  This doesn't look like Windows Phone 7, so what is it?
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Reuters:   Microsoft to sell phone on Verizon by summer-source
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roger Ebert Makes Pay Play: The Ebert Club  —  Roger Ebert thrives on the web.  Now he'd like to get paid for it but not by blocking access to the site or its 10,000-review archive.  Instead the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic—a master blogger and tweeter—is going the value-added route …
Discussion: The Wire, VentureBeat and Techdirt
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's Power Advertising Patent May Stir the Crazies into a Frenzy  —  In October 2009, Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple Prepares to Rock the Market with Hardware Subsidizing Program” and when All Things Digital decided to post my report - it took off like a bat out of hell.
Discussion: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Google's Android Favoritism Punishes Users and Partners  —  First it was Google Maps Navigation (Beta), which at first brought free spoken turn-by-turn directions to only the Motorola Droid (and later devices running OS 1.6 and up).  Then came Google Buzz for mobile, the controversial social …
Reuters:
Microsoft to stay its China course despite Google spat  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing.  —  Microsoft has kept a relatively low profile …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and DailyTech
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Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Android largely unharmed in Google-China row
Discussion: IntoMobile
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Popular Science Puts Entire Scanned Archive Online, Free  —  Gadget nerds: Prepare to lose the rest of your day to awesomeness.  PopSci, the web-wing of Popular Science magazine, has scanned its entire 137-year archive and put it online for you to read, absolutely free.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Clicker Redesigns Its Online Video Guide  —  When Viacom announced this week that it would pull “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” from Hulu, the popular video hosting site, many online video viewers were understandably upset.  Even though the videos won't disappear from the Internet …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Will StatusNet Be Another Open-Source Star in the Enterprise?  —  What a week for StatusNet, the open-source, microblogging service that serves as the foundation for identi.ca, one of the first services to emerge as a focal player in the movement around the real-time Web.
Discussion: Datamation and StatusNet
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile App Directory Appolicious Rolls Out Facebook App, URL Shortener And More  —  Fresh off the acquisition of AppVee, social mobile app directory Appolicious is releasing a few new features including a Facebook App, an Appo.me URL Shortener for links to apps, and a Twicker ad model …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Viacom vs. Google court fight heats up  —  The copyright fight being waged by Viacom against Google will move into a crucial stage on Friday.  —  According to documents filed with federal court on Thursday, both companies are expected to file motions for summary judgment …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and PlagiarismToday
Tom Downey / New York Times:
China's Cyberposse  —  The short video made its way around China's Web in early 2006, passed on through file sharing and recommended in chat rooms.  It opens with a middle-aged Asian woman dressed in a leopard-print blouse, knee-length black skirt, stockings and silver stilettos standing next to a riverbank.
Discussion: Techland
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Google Quietly Acquires PDFMeNot PDF Viewer  —  PDFMeNot, in case you have forgotten, is was a online PDF viewer that would let you view PDF documents in the browser without requiring any desktop software.  —  The service was initially developed by Stateless Systems, an Australian start …
Royal Pingdom:
Google's competition: Most of the Internet  —  We all know Google is huge and their wide range of services are bound to have a fair share of competitors, but you may be surprised just how wide-ranging Google considers its competition to be.  —  Here below we have included a quote …
The Tor Project / Google Open Source Blog:
Google and the Tor Project  —  When it comes to code, Google's support has made a big difference to the Tor Project.  Providing privacy and helping to circumvent censorship online is a challenge that keeps our software developers and volunteers very busy.  The Google Summer …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Global Smartphone App Download Market Could Reach $15 Billion By 2013: Report  —  Research reports forecasting future market sizes should always be taken with a grain of salt, but it occasionally helps to see the estimates of research organizations in order to gain some perspective on the current and upcoming trends for those markets.
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
ClipSync and the wisdom of the peanut gallery  —  In the online video market, Web-based businesses and software developers are taking at least three different approaches to incorporating social media into their products.  One, exemplified by user-generated video sites such as YouTube, relies on the crowd to supply videos.
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Adobe releases Photoshop.com Mobile editor for Android developers  —  Adobe this morning announced that third-party developers now have access to the Photoshop.com Mobile for Android 1.1 editor, allowing them to make it a part of their applications.  —  The news comes four months …
Flora Graham / CNET News:
HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: “They don't go in pockets”  —  Last month, we shared the sad story of how our brand-new Google Nexus One went from Crave fave to purple nurple, with a cracked screen that scarred its beautiful AMOLED screen forever.  —  We took our Nexus One to HTC support …
Discussion: Gizmodo, AndroidGuys, I4U News and TmoNews
 
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Ciara Byrne / VentureBeat:
GestureTek to let you interact with images projected from your phone
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Ubisoft's Uber DRM Cracked Within a Day
Discussion: Techdirt, PC World and TechSpot
Dan Goodin / The Register:
‘Severe’ OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto
Discussion: Darknet, Thanks:atul
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
China's Twitter Clones
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
MOG preps a mobile app for SXSW showdown with Spotify
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Eye Tracking Study: Users Largely Blind To Real-Time Results In Search
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