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6:20 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.
Electronista:
27% of e-reader buyers regret not waiting for iPad
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kindle Review and AppleInsider
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft's Courier ‘digital journal’: exclusive pictures and details (update: video!)  —  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 …
Jonathan Rochelle / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Docs welcomes DocVerse  —  ​The future of productivity applications is in the cloud.  We've always believed the web is the best platform for creating and sharing information, and Google Docs has already helped millions of people become more productive.
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Agrees to Buy DocVerse for $25 Million  —  Google Inc. is set to announce it has acquired DocVerse, a technology start-up that allows people to collaborate on Microsoft Office files online, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Google has agreed to pay around $25 million …
Gabor Cselle / reMail:
reMail is now Open Source  —  Last month, we announced reMail's acquisition by Google.  Since we'll be focusing on other projects at Google, we also decided to remove reMail from the App Store.  Existing users were able to keep using it because reMail is a client-only application.
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another YouTube Revenue Guess: $1 Billion in 2011  —  Since Google releases almost no information about YouTube's financial performance, the best we can do is make educated guesses.  Here's another one: The word's biggest video site will generate over $1.1 billion in revenue by 2011, and Google will keep about $700 million of that.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redpoint Invests $4.4 Million In Fast Growing Posterous  —  San Francisco based Posterous, a fast growing publishing platform, has taken a $4.4 million investment from Redpoint Ventures.  Partner Satish Dharmaraj, who is also an individual investor in Posterous, led the round and joins …
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iPad developers struggle with hands-off approach  —  Hard as it may be to believe, the original iPhone shipped two and a half years ago with just 16 applications, all of them designed by Apple.  Today, that number has increased by a factor of thousands, a fact that Apple hasn't been the least bit shy about using to its advantage.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm's PDK to Allow Easy Porting of iPhone Apps  —  Palm's single biggest asset is webOS.  Sadly, the company's single biggest deficit-aside from the public's apparent lack of interest in its smartphones-is the webOS application ecosystem.  But that's changing.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Apple's multitouch lawsuit is both dumb and dangerous. … - Is Bart Stupak Deliberately Misinterpreting the Abortion Language in the Senate Health Care Bill?  - Not Even the Cheshire Cat Was Smiling by the End of This Movie- Why Steve Martin Stopped Being Funny- Help!  Is It OK To Sleep With the Nanny?
Discussion: Technologizer
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 …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Yahoo Loses Exclusive T-Mobile USA Search Deal To Google  —  T-Mobile USA has ended its year-old exclusive search deal with Yahoo, and has replaced the company with its chief rival—Google (NSDQ: GOOG).  —  The deal shifts the U.S. mobile search dominance away from Yahoo and in favor of Google …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
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 …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
T-Mobile “Very Fast Mobile Web” coming March 14  —  When we speculated T-Mobile might call their new HSPA+ network “4G” they were very quick to point out that was not the case (yet).  Instead, T-Mobile chose to inform us of their network upgrade schedule and said they would …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg Broke Into A Facebook User's Private Email Account  —  This is the story of how, in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg hacked into the email accounts of two Harvard Crimson reporters using data obtained from TheFacebook.com's logs.  The details are drawn from a broader investigation …
Discussion: Gawker, Switched and The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:atul
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Maps Rolls Out Its Largest Image Update  —  Bing Maps has rolled out what Microsoft is calling its “largest amount of new imagery ever in terms of square kilometers.”  Apparently that represents 6.7 million square kilometers.  There's new aerial and Bird's Eye imagery across many countries on several continents.
Discussion: BoomTown and Bing
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to discontinue its mid-market server line  —  Microsoft is discontinuing its Essential Business Server (EBS) product family, company officials said on March 5, and have decided against releasing an EBS 2010 product.  —  According to a post on the Essential Business Server team blog …
Abe Sauer / The Awl:
Why Apple Deserves an Oscar Too  —  Avatar is in contention for an Oscar because it dominated its field, both technologically and financially.  But another cinematic player was even more dominant last year: Apple.  In the 44 films in 2009 that topped the box office for at least one weekend …
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: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and Gizmodo
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's iPhone Usage Jumps 20 Percent In Under A Week  —  Thanks to a new post-logout mobile promotion by Facebook, the company has seen a jump in overall mobile usage in the past week, most significantly on the iPhone where mobile usage has grown 20 percent.
Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Rescuecom Abandons Its Litigation Against Google  —  Today, Rescuecom issued a press release declaring victory in its litigation against Google.  But it's an odd definition of “victory” given that Rescuecom has apparently voluntarily abandoned its 6 year litigation effort without any new concessions from Google.
Discussion: madisonian.net
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google's App Store for Business to Launch Next Week  —  Google is set to launch an app store for business next week, Mashable has learned from sources close to the company.  It will be focused around creating software for Google Apps and could launch as soon as Tuesday.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Skype: We chose Verizon over Nokia in USA  —  I've been nagging Skype and Nokia representatives for days to find out why the worldwide launch of Skype in Nokia's Ovi app store on Wednesday excluded the American version of the store.  —  Nokia spokespeople protested that they were caught by surprise …
 
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theBookseller.com:
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Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Higher Storage Product Quality Cramping Worldwide Sales, Reports Say
Discussion: Computerworld
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
Buy Office 2007 Before Sept. 30, Get Free Office 2010 Upgrade
Discussion: CNET News and All about Microsoft
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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PC World:
Intel to Launch Eight-core Nehalem-EX This Month
Discussion: Electronista
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roger Ebert Makes Pay Play: The Ebert Club
Discussion: The Wire
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Will StatusNet Be Another Open-Source Star in the Enterprise?
Discussion: Datamation
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Google's Android Favoritism Punishes Users and Partners
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Tom Downey / New York Times:
China's Cyberposse  —  The short video made its way around China's Web …
Discussion: Switched